The Trashmen

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. Their original drummer Ronnie Bond died in 1992. The group disbanded in 1967. The Troggs still exist and still play gigs. The song, however, has been used in many movies and is generally known to be an earworm. An in-studio tape of Reg Presley's running commentary on a recording session was widely circulated in the music underground, and is believed to be the inspiration for some of the dialog in the film "This Is Spinal Tap.". The single's album, Surfin' Bird, wasn't successful. In 1994, "Love is All Around" was covered by Scottish band Wet Wet Wet, whose version of the song spent 15 weeks at number one in the UK.

The Trashmen's only notable hit was 1964's "Surfin' Bird". The Troggs are widely seen as a highly influential band whose sound was one inspiration for garage rock and punk rock. The group played surf rock with many elements from garage rock. In the early 1970s, in an attempt to re-create their 1960s successes, the Troggs re-united with Larry Page, now running Penny Farthing Records, but the resulting cover version of the Beach Boys hit Good Vibrations did not capture the public's imagination. 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. They also had a number of other hits, including "With a Girl Like You" (a UK #1 in July 1966), "I Can't Control Myself" (a UK #2 in September 1966), "Anyway That You Want Me" (UK #10 in December 1966), "Night of the Long Grass" (UK #17 in May 1967), and "Love Is All Around" (UK #5 in October 1967 and US #7 in February 1968). The Trashmen were a rock and roll band formed in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 1962. Their most famous hit was the single "Wild Thing" (written by Chip Taylor), which reached #1 in the United States in June 1966.

The Troggs were signed by the manager of The Kinks in 1966 and recorded on Larry Page's Page One Records. Band members included:. Trogg is short for troglodyte. The Troggs are from the town of Andover in southern England.


The Troggs, a successful English rock band of the 1960s, had a number of hits in Britain and America. Ronnie Bond (real name, Ronald Bullis) - Drums. Pete Staples - bass guitar. Chris Britton - guitar.

Reg Presley (real name, Reginald Ball) - Vocals.

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