Surf rock song from 1963 by the Trashmen. According to the Surfin' Bird Songfacts, it is a medley made up of the choruses of two R&B classics by the '60s Doo-Wop group The Rivingtons : "The Bird Is The Word " and "Papa-Oom-Mow-Mow."
The song appeared in the 1987 war film by Stanley Kubrick, "Full Metal Jacket".
It was covered by The Ramones, Sodom, The Cramps, Pee Wee Herman and Silverchair (and Peter Griffin). The song surged up… read more
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