Discussion in '60's Music' started by Music Wench, Feb 1, 2006.
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.
"Pipeline" is of course a classic. I like "Sleep Walk" too. I'm too young to remember it from when it was a hit. (It's rare that I say "I'm too young" on this board. ) But I've got it on a '50s compilation. It was actually by Santo and Johnny.
For some reason, surf music doesn't appeal to me at all. Which is odd since I'm from Hawaii and spent a lot of time at the beach surfing and all. LOL When I think surfing music I think Hawaiian music I guess.
"Although your world wonders me
with your majestic superior cackling hen.
Your people I do not understand.
So to you I wish to put an end.
And you'll never hear surf music again."
If I never hear it again I would be thrilled.
For you Music Wench "Don Ho".
For the others how about "It's a beautiful Day". I think they were very late 60's. For anyone who has not heard them, give them a listen. White Bird is their most popular song.
"White Bird" is a song that's been on my mind lately. I haven't heard it in many years, and I'd love to hear it again.
It's been on my mind alot latelly also. I will have to find it and give it another listen. I hope it's not one of those songs that the memory is better than the song.
Don Ho is lounge music. I'm talking Makaha Sons of Niihau, The Brothers Cazimero and a whole bunch you have probably never heard of.
I'll take Don Ho over the Beach Boys any day,though.....
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