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The Astronauts - Baja c/w Kukdotdotdotdotdot
artworkThis was their big hit. The tune written by Lee Hazelwood was sped up considerably from the probable intent as recorded by Al Casey. "Kuk" is a trendy vocal.
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Surf (Instrumental)

"Baja" displays power of their trademark three guitar line up, and shows what a few weeks at RCA Hollywood could do. Actually, having said that, I'd really like to remix this. The lead guitar is too loud in the mix. Anyway, if there's a list of the ten most significant surf singles, this must be on it. Hazelwood had a knack for melody, and the Astronauts had a knack for the sound, and together, look out!