Originally Posted by Sasquatch
That`s a good tune....but myself I prefer The Ramones version of it.
IMHO, the Ramones version is a reverential and worthy remake, but lacks the anarchic energy of the original "Surfin' Bird." But, truth be told, my preferences lie with the ultimate originals that inspired the Trashmen -- "The Bird is the Word" and "Papa-Oom-Mow-Mow" by the Rivingtons -- but that takes us outside of the subgenre of surf music.
"Papa-Oom-Mow-Mow," in particular, is 2:25 of pure and unintended genius.