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The Trashmen

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A Minneapolis rock & roll band, they evolved from Jim Thaxter & the Travelers, recording one single under that name ("Sally Jo"/"Cyclone"). The group comprises Tony Andreason (lead guitar), Dan Winslow (guitar/ vocals), Bob Reed (bass), and Steve Wahrer (drums/vocals). Unfairly depicted as a novelty act, the Trashmen were in actuality a top-notch rock & roll combo, enormously popular on the teen club circuit, playing primarily surf music to a landlocked Minnesota audience. Drummer Steve Wahrer combined two songs by the Rivingtons ("The Bird's the Word" and "Pa Pa Ooh Mow Mow"), added freakish vocal effects and a pounding rhythm to the mix, and, by early 1964, the group was in the Top Ten nationwide with "Surfin' Bird." Though the group continued to release great follow-up singles and an excellent album, their moment in the sun had come and gone; they disbanded by late 1967/early 1968. They re-formed in the mid-'80s and continued to play locally until Wahrer's death. The Trashmen are revered by '60s collectors as one of the great American teen band combos of all time, their lone hit exemplifying wild, unabashed rock & roll at its most demented, bare-bones-basic, lone-E-chord finest. ~ Cub Koda
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  2.   Surfin' Bird
  3.   Be True to Your School
  4.   King of the Surf
  5.   Goofy Foot
  6.   Bye Bye Johnny
  7.   Love's Made a Fool of You
  8.   My Woodie
  9.   Closing
  10.   Keep a Knockin'
  11.   Great Balls of Fire
  12.   Too Young
  13.   A Million Reasons
  14.   Mashed Potatoes
  15.   Baja
  16.   Bad News
  17.   Henrietta
  18.   Bird Bath
  19.   Money (That's What I Want)
  20.   El Surf del Pájaro
  21.   (I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone
  22.   Summertime
  23.   Susie-Q
  24.   Sweet Little Sixteen
  25.   Comic Book Collector
  26.   Dancin' with Santa
  27.   Kuk
  28.   Mean Woman Blues
  29.   Land of 1000 Dances
  30.   Don't Walk Away
  31.   High School Confidential
  32.   Stage Announcements
  33.   I'm Henry VIII, I Am
  34.   Little Queenie
  35.   Miserlou
  36.   Bird '65
  37.   Long Tall Sally
  38.   Hi-Heel Sneakers
  39.   Slow Down
  40.   Blue Feeling
  41.   Long Tall Texan
  42.   On the Move
  43.   Break Up
  44.   Walking the Dog
  45.   Drive-In
  46.   Hava Nagila
  47.   Congratulations to Me
  48.   Roll over Beethoven
  49.   (Ghost) Riders in the Sky
  50.   Stick Shift
  51.   Yellow Jacket
  52.   Guitar Boogie
  53.   Johnny B. Goode
  54.   Sally Jo
  55.   What'd I Say
  56.   Well...All Right
  57.   It Takes Two
  58.   Bird Diddley Beat
  59.   Talk About Love
  60.   Mind Your Own Business
  61.   Hanging on Me
  62.   Keep Your Hands off My Baby
  63.   Same Lines
  64.   Dal Winslow Interview
  65.   Ubangi Stomp
  66.   The Trashmen Report
  67.   Rumble
  68.   Green Onions
  69.   Lovin' Up a Storm
  70.   Let's Go Trippin'
  71.   Real Live Doll
  72.   Peppermint Man
  73.   Bird Dance Beat
  74.   Sleeper
  75.   Malagueña
  76.   It's So Easy
  77.   Believe What You Say
  78.   A-Bone
  79.   Tell Me How
  80.   Summertime Blues
  81.   Wild Cat Loose in Town
  82.   Heartbeat
  83.   Raw-Hide
  84.   That I Love You
  85.   Whoa Dad!
  86.   This Should Go on Forever
  87.   Tube City
  88.   House of the Rising Sun
  89.   Walkin' My Baby
  90.   Lost Angel
  91.   True True Lovin'
  92.   We Belong Together
  93.   Walk, Don't Run
  94.   Greensleeves
  95.   Farmer Louie
  96.   Cyclon
  97.   Breathless
  98.   New Generation
  99.   Louie, Louie
  100.   Think It Over
  101.   Big Boss Man
  102.   Gloria
  103.   Church Key
  104.   Pretty Country Girl
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