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The Busters - Bust Out c/w Astronautsdotdotdotdot
The Busters singles were originally issued under the band's first moniker, the Northern Lights. This is their claim to fame, a hard rockin' pre surf monster with a double picked opening.
Picks: Bust Out, Astronauts

Track by Track Review


Bust Out dotdotdotdot
Pre Surf (Instrumental)

This is actually a pre surf single from 1960. Its original title is "Typhoid." It foreshadowed the double picking of Dick Dale, and the raw energy of the surf sound yet to come. Highly rhythmic and driven. Lots of power. "Bust Out " evolved from a song the Sapphires did called "Typhoid." Alan Orkins had the original idea, but we all added to it." - Don Gates Jr., drummer for the Sapphires. While basically riff rock, it has held up really well over the years.

Astronauts dotdotdot
Pre Surf Sax (Instrumental)

This is the B-side of "Bust Out." It sports none of the guitar wizardry, but just as much energy as its A-side. Saucy nasty sax rock with a strong magnetism.