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designerjohnson_ It might be something in the water. Or maybe it's the hard winters. We are not quite right. We know it. We are not proud. We are Minnesotans. Get to know us. You'll understand. Case in point, The Trashmen. SURFIN' BIRD . 1964 Garret Records. Distributed by SOMA Recording Co. Minneapolis, Minnesota. USA. 1w
  •   dropdust @designerjohnson_ how is the entire LP? I have a Surfin Bird single but that's it. Never heard anything else from them. I see original copies every once in awhile but always talked myself out of purchasing. 1w
  •   designerjohnson_ There's one other song that sounds similar to Surfin' Bird, plus some covers of surf and race songs. Sounds pretty decent. @dropdust 1w
  •   mikrenz The SOMA label put out quite a bit if decent stuff back in the day. Before my time here in Mpls. And as unlikely as it seems, I saw the Trashmen perform one night about 30 years ago at First Ave. a lotta covers, surfing songs, car songs etc. The drummer did vocals on their finale, Surfin' Bird of course, and right at the end when he's doing his best Joey Ramone (ba-ba-ba-ba-etc), he gets drymouth or something and chokes and has to start over. So anti-climactic. But overall they still rocked pretty good. 1w
  •   designerjohnson_ Your message prompted me to dig deeper into their history, @mikrenz. Drummer dude ultimately passed on in 1989. He died right as the band was about to put out a new album, including covers of their old hit(s). We'll hafta track that one down. Additionally, Sundazed issued "the great lost Trashmen" album in 1990, consisting of sessions that took place immediately after the success of Surfin' Bird in '64. In 1990 vinyl was still somewhat prevalent, eh? Need to track that bad-boy down as well. 1w
  •   mikrenz The list never gets shorter does it? 1w
  •   designerjohnson_ No...one rabbit hole leads to another. @mikrenz 1w

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c4mp8ell Soma records getting a cool wee nod in the GOMA in Glasgow. Think it relates to it being founded then and putting out some about of the earliest daft punk stuff. #somarecords #soma #daftpunk #glasgow #goma #house #techno 3w

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