Along with Minnesota's Trashmen, the Astronauts (from Colorado) were the premier landlocked Midwestern surf group of the '60s. They recorded numerous singles and albums and achieved vast regional popularity, but only scored one modest national hit, "Baja." With little material of their own, they judiciously tapped heavyweights like Lee Hazelwood (who wrote "Baja"), Roger Christian, and Gary Usher, as well as covering tunes by Dick Dale and Henry Mancini. The group shone brightest on their instrumentals, which used mounds of Fender reverb and two rhythm guitars...
The Astronauts harken back to simpler times when hot Fender Jaguars and Jazzmasters produced ringing rock and surf tunes. A polished group featuring twin lead guitars! Smooth as silk surf sounds and great cover songs of the mid-60s. A time when rock was pure and simple and ringing guitar instrumentals were tough. Boulder, Colo based Astronauts toured campuses nationwide with their resume of great dance music. Polished best describes their act...heads above other campus based groups of the era, ie. Kingsmen etc. Fans of the early 60s campus touring bands sounds will love The Astronauts. Fender guitar fans will rejoice.Here
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