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The Ziggens are an American NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly band from Orange County, California. Their band members all use the stage surname "Ziggen" as an apparent homage to Music/TheRamones (although their lead singer is better known by his real name, Bert Susanka). Though they have been active since 1990, The Ziggens are unfortunately fairly unknown in the music industry. They have, however, been namechecked, covered, and sampled by the much more famous Southern California band {{Sublime}} in the songs "Greatest Hits," "Big Salty Tears," (and "Tim the Dinosaur"), and "Smoke Two Joints," respectively. The Ziggens later returned the favor by covering Sublime's token SurfRock song, "Paddle Out."

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The Ziggens are an American NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly band from Orange County, California. Their band members all use the stage surname "Ziggen" as an apparent homage to Music/TheRamones (although their lead singer is better known by his real name, Bert Susanka). Though they have been active since 1990, The Ziggens are unfortunately fairly unknown in the music industry. They have, however, been namechecked, covered, and sampled by the much more famous Southern California band {{Sublime}} Music/{{Sublime}} in the songs "Greatest Hits," "Big Salty Tears," (and "Tim the Dinosaur"), and "Smoke Two Joints," respectively. The Ziggens later returned the favor by covering Sublime's token SurfRock song, "Paddle Out."


* ShoutOut: "On the Way" name-checks DonMcLean's "American Pie" and KennyRogers' "The Gambler," while "Fat Charlie" lampoons a few lines from Music/TheDoors' "L.A. Woman."
** Also, "Surfin' Buena Park" contains the riffs from "Low Rider" and "[[{{Sublime}} April 29, 1992 (Miami)]]".

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"On the Way" name-checks DonMcLean's Music/DonMcLean's "American Pie" and KennyRogers' Music/KennyRogers' "The Gambler," while Gambler".
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"Fat Charlie" lampoons a few lines from Music/TheDoors' "L.A. Woman."
** Also, "Surfin' Buena Park" contains the riffs from "Low Rider" and "[[{{Sublime}} "[[Music/{{Sublime}} April 29, 1992 (Miami)]]".


The Ziggens are an American NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly band from Orange County, California. Their band members all use the stage surname "Ziggen" as an apparent homage to TheRamones (although their lead singer is better known by his real name, Bert Susanka). Though they have been active since 1990, The Ziggens are unfortunately fairly unknown in the music industry. They have, however, been namechecked, covered, and sampled by the much more famous Southern California band {{Sublime}} in the songs "Greatest Hits," "Big Salty Tears," (and "Tim the Dinosaur"), and "Smoke Two Joints," respectively. The Ziggens later returned the favor by covering Sublime's token SurfRock song, "Paddle Out."

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The Ziggens are an American NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly band from Orange County, California. Their band members all use the stage surname "Ziggen" as an apparent homage to TheRamones Music/TheRamones (although their lead singer is better known by his real name, Bert Susanka). Though they have been active since 1990, The Ziggens are unfortunately fairly unknown in the music industry. They have, however, been namechecked, covered, and sampled by the much more famous Southern California band {{Sublime}} in the songs "Greatest Hits," "Big Salty Tears," (and "Tim the Dinosaur"), and "Smoke Two Joints," respectively. The Ziggens later returned the favor by covering Sublime's token SurfRock song, "Paddle Out."


* ShoutOut: "On the Way" name-checks DonMcLean's "American Pie" and KennyRogers' "The Gambler," while "Fat Charlie" lampoons a few lines from TheDoors' "L.A. Woman."

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* ShoutOut: "On the Way" name-checks DonMcLean's "American Pie" and KennyRogers' "The Gambler," while "Fat Charlie" lampoons a few lines from TheDoors' Music/TheDoors' "L.A. Woman."


* CoverVersion: The aforementioned "Paddle Out," as well as The Vaselines' "Molly's Lips" (best known as a {{Nirvana}} song) and Music/JudasPriest's "Breakin' the Law"

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* CoverVersion: The aforementioned "Paddle Out," as well as The Vaselines' "Molly's Lips" (best known as a {{Nirvana}} {{Music/Nirvana}} song) and Music/JudasPriest's "Breakin' the Law"


* ''[[GreatestHitsAlbum Greatest Zits: 1990-2003]]'' (2003): also includes a bonus CD of SurfRock Music/{{Instrumentals}}.


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* ''[[GreatestHitsAlbum Greatest Zits: 1990-2003]]'' (2003): also includes a bonus CD of SurfRock Music/{{Instrumentals}}.

{{Instrumentals}}.



* ShoutOut: "On the Way" namechecks DonMcLean's "American Pie" and KennyRogers' "The Gambler."

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* [[NotChristianRock Not Catholic Rock]]: Bert Susanka is a devout Catholic, and occasionally writes odes to his religion. Most blatantly, "Real Presents" is an ode to transubstantiation, with lines like "if you donít eat my flesh and drink my blood you have no life in thee."
* OdeToSobriety: "Sober Up," "Tie One On"
* ShoutOut: "On the Way" namechecks name-checks DonMcLean's "American Pie" and KennyRogers' "The Gambler.Gambler," while "Fat Charlie" lampoons a few lines from TheDoors' "L.A. Woman."


* CluckingFunny: Their album ''Chicken Out!'' which appropriately contains their most humorous songs.



* FanServiceWithASmile: "Something About a Waitress"



* SillyLoveSongs: "Something About a Waitress"
* SurfRock: Most prevalent on the Music/{{Instrumentals}} and the songs "Outside," "San Clemente," and "Surf's Up."

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* SillyLoveSongs: "Something About a Waitress"
SingerNameDrop: So many.
* SurfRock: Most prevalent on the Music/{{Instrumentals}} instrumentals and the songs "Outside," "San Clemente," and "Surf's Up."


* LyricalDissonace: "Ed Gein" is a lighthearted surf pop tune...about the SerialKiller of the same name.

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* LyricalDissonace: LyricalDissonance: "Ed Gein" is a lighthearted surf pop tune...about the SerialKiller of the same name.


* Music/{{Instrumentals}}

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* Music/{{Instrumentals}}LyricalDissonace: "Ed Gein" is a lighthearted surf pop tune...about the SerialKiller of the same name.


* CoverVersion: The aforementioned "Paddle Out," as well as The Vaselines' "Molly's Lips" (best known as a {{Nirvana}} song) and JudasPriest's "Breakin' the Law"

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* CoverVersion: The aforementioned "Paddle Out," as well as The Vaselines' "Molly's Lips" (best known as a {{Nirvana}} song) and JudasPriest's Music/JudasPriest's "Breakin' the Law"

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