Don't be fooled by the suits and the fresh-faced smiles. The Trashmen may have arrived late for the surf party, but this album contains some of the most exciting music in the genre. The title track is their classic contribution to rock music, so revved-up, so d-u-m-b, that The Ramones covered it. There are a few well-worn surf standards here but everything on the disc stands up with the possible exception of 'Bird Bath', an attempt to recreate their masterpiece in an alternative guise. The Latin-flavoured 'Malaguena' is a highlight, as is the cool 'Tube City', but almost all of the music is exhilarating.
on 13 January 2001
Bird is the word on the streets! You have got to buy this baby! Surfs up!Surfin' Bird is the best song, but there are many good there like Malaguena is pure surf, Bird Bath is a wierd one and Bird Dance Beat (demo version) is fun. There's is also a demo version of Surfin' Bird which is fun to hear how the first take was. So, everybody, do the bird dance.