Covers: Surfin’ Bird

“Surfin’ Bird” was a #4 hit for the Trashmen in 1963.  It’s based on two songs by the Rivingtons:  “Papa-Oom-Mow-Mow” and “The Bird’s the Word”

The Ramones covered it in 1977.  It’s a perfect song for them – simple, trashy and fast.

The Rivingtons: – “Papa-Oom-Mow-Mow”

The Rivingtons – “The Bird’s the Word”

The Trashmen

Ramones

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