The Trashmen were a rock and roll band formed in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 1962. The group's lineup was Tony Andreason on lead guitar, Dan Winslow on guitar and singing, Steve Wahrer on drums and singing, and Bob Reed on bass. The group played surf rock with many elements from garage rock.
The Trashmen's only notable hit was 1964's "Surfin' Bird". The single's album, Surfin' Bird, wasn't successful. The song, however, has been used in many movies and is generally known to be an earworm.
The group disbanded in 1967. They reunited in the 1980s and played until the death of Steve Wahrer in 1989.
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They reunited in the 1980s and played until the death of Steve Wahrer in 1989.
The Trashmen's only notable hit was 1964's "Surfin' Bird". The album was produced by Brendan O’Brien and recorded at Southern Tracks Recording in Atlanta during the summer and fall of 2004. The group played surf rock with many elements from garage rock. The album’s first single is called "The Beautiful Side Of Somewhere" and will be released to radio in mid-March. The group's lineup was Tony Andreason on lead guitar, Dan Winslow on guitar and singing, Steve Wahrer on drums and singing, and Bob Reed on bass. The Wallflowers are very excited to announce that The Wallflowers will release their first album in three years, Rebel, Sweetheart on May 24th. The Trashmen were a rock and roll band formed in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 1962. The first single and video from this album is "When You're On Top".
Rather than recruiting a new guitarist the band recorded RLD and toured as a four-some. Before recording started for this album, long time guitarist Michael Ward parted ways with the band for personal reasons. Almost two years later the Wallflowers released their fourth studio album, Red Letter Days. However, this album did not live up to the expectations set by the previous album, Bringing Down The Horse.
The Wallflowers released their much anticipated third album, Breach, in stores on 10/10/2000. The first single from this album is "Sleepwalker." More info on the new album can be found on The Wallflowers official webpage. The album was released on October 10, 2000. After almost four years, the Wallflowers have recently been in the recording studio working on their new album.
The Wallflowers dedicated Bringing Down The Horse in memory of him. His work is best protrayed on the last track, "I Wish I Felt Nothing." Shortly before the albums release, LeBlanc died of cancer. He is sometimes refered to as a "sixth member" of the group. Joining the Wallflowers on this album is pedal steel guitarist, and Nashville veteran, Leo LeBlanc.
They followed up their success of "One Headlight," with the releases of "The Difference," and "Three Marlenas." "Three Marlenas" is a bittersweet tribute to a desperado seeking releasease. The Dobro is similar to a steel guitar, seeing as both of these instruments use a resonating device to project the sound. The Dobro was developed by the Doyera brothers (who later Americanized the spelling to Dopera), Czechoslavakian immigrants who came to America in 1908 and the Dobro is an anagram formed from DO pyera BRO thers. They finally scored their first number one song with their second release, "One Headlight." This song shows off the talent of Jaffee on the organ; and even features the use of a dobro, which is typically used mainly in country and bluegrass styles of music. He moved on and I moved on, but in some way I felt a connection to him.".
He liked doing the same thing I liked doing, even though we came from two drastically different worlds. I related to him in some way. Pretty soon people started taking his stuff, and he never came back. All his stuff was still there, but he had disappeared.
After two months or so, he wasn't there anymore. I woke up every morning hearing him sing. He lived there, and he'd wake up every day and play songs on his guitar. "Every morning when I woke up this homeless guy would be on the steps of the building across the street from mine.
Dylan got around to writing it while he was living in New York City and attending Parsons School of Design. Adam Duritz, the lead singer of the Counting Crows, made an appearance on the album singing background to this song. Their first hit off of Bringing Down The Horse, which eventually went double platinum, was "6th Avenue Heartache." This song features the use of a glide guitar. After most of the members of the original band had left, Dylan and Jaffee had actually considered re-naming the band, because it is not the same group anymore.
Since Mario Calire didn't join the band until Bringing Down The Horse was recorded, drums were played by Matt Chamberlain. Dylan and Jaffee's new bandmates are guitarist Michael Ward, drummer Mario Calire, and Greg Richling on bass. The only ones to return from the first album are lead vocalist Jakob Dylan, and keyboardist Rami Jaffee. The band seemed to have vanished for a few years but stormed back on the scene with their 1996 release, "Bringing Down The Horse," producing such hits as "6Th Avenue Heartache," "One Headlight," "The Difference," and "Three Marlenas." The band switched record labels, from Virgin to Interscope, and even changed the members themselves.
Jakob was so shy as a high schooler that he would take an F, rather than stand up in front of class to give an oral report. It has been rumored that Bob Dylan's song "Forever Young" is about the birth of his son Jakob. When Jakob began writing songs at age 18 he didn't want to be compared to his father, but soon learned not to let that bother him. His mother got custody of the children.
Jakob didn't see much of his father growing up because his parents got divorced when he was
only six years old. His brother Jesse even helped the Wallflowers by directing a video for their song "Ashes to
Ashes," from their self-titled debut. His brothers are Jesse and Samuel
and his sisters are Anna and Maria.
Frontman Jakob Dylan said that the most influential album in his life is The Clash's London Calling, "they had something I could listen to that I wanted to join.". That night they were up for four awards but walked away empty handed. Bruce Springsteen even joined the Wallflowers for a live perfomance of their song "One Headlight," at the 1996 MTV Video Music Awards. These groups include The Band (Bob Dylan's back-up band), Bruce Springsteen and his E-Street band, The Replacements, Elvis Costello, Tom Petty, and The Clash.
These influences include bands as modern as the Counting Crows, to the bands they were listening to as they were growing up. The Wallflowers have been influenced by a variety of different groups and artists. Yanowitz went on to drum for Natile Merchant. This five-some broke up shortly after the albums release due to conflicts within the band, and with the record company -- Virgin Records.
The original members of the Wallflowers include vocalist and guitarist Jakob Dylan, bass player and background vocalist Barrie Maguire, Peter Yanowitz on drums, Rami Jaffee on keyboards, and guitarist Tobi Miller. They soon grabbed the attention of groups such as 10,000 Maniacs, The Spin Doctors, Cracker, and Toad the Wet Sprocket; all of which the Wallflowers were asked to tour with. Playing early gigs all around Los Angeles, their favorite venue was the Kibitz room of Canter's Delicatessen, one of the towns more fabled hangouts, which they played at every Tuesday night. One of these critics that gave the Wallflowers a good review is Rolling Stone Magazine, which gave the debut album three and a half stars.
Although the album was praised well by the critics, it only sold 25,000 copies. Their first album, which was self titled, was released in 1992 on the
Virgin record label.
This popular culture article needs to be wikified. The Wallflowers: A Biography (http://www.angelfire.com/ny/myfreakinpage/wallflowers.htm). Official Site (http://www.thewallflowers.com). Rebel, Sweetheart [Interscope] May, 24 2005.
Red Letter Days [Interscope, 2002]. (Breach) [Interscope, 2000]. Bringing Down the Horse [Interscope, 1996]. Wallflowers [Virgin, 1992].