What song do you wanna hear?
Johnny Heering | Bethel, CT United States | 01/22/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This is a live album by the greatest surf band ever to come out of Minnesota. It was recorded at various gigs between 1965 and 1967. Somewhat surprisingly, it is in stereo. The sound quality is pretty good, considering the time period it was recorded in. The Trashmen were a pretty good live act, judging by the evidence here. They played a mix of instrumentals and vocal songs. Live versions of the group's two hits, "Surfin' Bird" and "Bird Dance Beat", are the most exciting things here. Most of the rest of the material is decent covers of other people's songs. There are three radio interviews included here, which are not in stereo. I don't know why these were included. They are interesting to hear maybe once, but most people wouldn't want to hear then more than once. There is also an unlisted bonus track after the last song listed. It is Trashman Steve Wahrer being interviewed by Dick Clark, presumably for American Bandstand. If you are already a fan of the Trashmen, you might want to get this CD."