The Centurians

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The Centurions were a surf rock band from Newport Beach, California, active in the late 1950s and early 1960s. In recent times, they are best known for their recording "Bullwinkle Part II", a dark and saxy surf tune from their eponymous album. This tune is featured in the 1994 film Pulp Fiction and in an episode of the TV show How I Met Your Mother entitled "Girls Versus Suits". Less well known is their song "Intoxica," a twangy and upbeat surf instrumental, used in the 1972 film Pink Flamingos. When they released their album on Del-Fi records in 1963, its cover was identical (as well as catalog number) to Bruce Johnston's release, hence the title "Surfers' Pajama Party" – which was not the name The Centurions had in mind. Their name was changed from The Centurions to The Centurians sometime after 1967 due to legal reasons. The song "Bullwinkle Part II" was covered by Elliot Easton's Tiki Gods on the album "Delfonic Sounds Today!" (1999).