Surfin' Bird by The Trashmen (Video)


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Good Lord, there was an episode of Family Guy almost entirely devoted to this song:


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I recall distinctly thinking, as a young punk, how great the Ramones' version of this song was. Upon finding out it was a cover I thought it would be amusing to hear the tame original to further appreciate the punkification of the song (shut up, that's a word). I can still feel my jaw dropping as I realized there were punks before the punks.

And I had an onion tied to my belt, which was the style at the time.


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I freakin' drive my family nuts with this. "Hey, kids, uhm.. have you, uh.. heard about the word?"

"YES DAD! WE HAVE! DON'T SING THE SONG!!"


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Oh? Was there some news? Of an ornithological nature?


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Wow. That is so awesome to watch, if for no other reason than to see how brazen the lipsynching was. That's pretty awesome.

Edit: I had no idea that Silverchair had done a cover of the song. Here it is:


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Someday your kids may have to decide what level of quality nursing home care you should receive.

I would advise you to not make their decision too easy.


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