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The Astronauts - Go...Go...Go...!!! / For You From Usdotdotdot
artworkThis two chronicles the two 1965 releases from the Astronauts. The instrumentals are limited to a pair of lesser known sides, only found elsewhere on rarities packages or expensive imports. Both are necessary for Astronauts fans. As with the other CD's in this series, the liner notes are exceptionally good, though the same for all 4 releases, and include the original liners from the two LP's as well.
Picks: Quiet Village, Gouch

Track by Track Review

Quiet Village dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

In the "Banzai Pipeline" vein, the Astronauts do amazing things to Martin Denny's hit tune. It's not just hard to recognize, it's also quite cool. There's little exotica left.

Gouch dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

A rare surf instro, with a solid melody line, and a typically Astronauts delivery, though the lead is not double picked, the rhythm is damped and surfy as Hell! A fine track.