The Astronauts Surfin' With / Everything Is A-Ok!
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- Released: March 14, 2006
- Originally Released: 1997
- Label: Collectables Records
Description by OLDIES.com:
One of the rare surf bands not from California (they're actually from Colorado). Best known for their Instrumentals, this collection features two of their '60s highly collectible surf music albums.
- 2.Surfin' U.S.A.
- 4.Surfer's Stomp
- 8.Banzai Pipeline
- 10.Baby Let's Play House
- 11.Let's Go Trippin'
- 13.Bo Diddley
- 14.If I Had A Hammer
- 15.It's So Easy
- 16.Dream Lover
- 17.Wine, Wine, Wine
- 19.Big Boss Man
- 20.Stormy Monday Blues
- 21.Shortnin' Bread
- 22.I Need You
- 23.What'd I Say
Contains 2 LPs on 1 CD: SURFIN' WITH THE ASTRONAUTS (1963)/EVERYTHING IS A-OK (1964).
The Astronauts: Rich Fifield (vocals, guitar); Stormy Patterson (vocals, bass); Bob Demmon (guitar, trumpet, piano); Dennis Lindsey (guitar); Jim Gallagher (drums).
Personnel: Bob Demmon (vocals, guitar, trumpet, piano); Rich Fifield, Dennis Lindsey (vocals, guitar); Stormy Patterson (vocals); Jim Gallagher (drums).
Collectables' Surfin' with the Astronauts / Everything Is A-OK! combines the Astronauts' first two records. The first, Surfin' With, contains the group's only hit, "Baja," plus a selection of surf staples like "Misirlou," "Susie-Q," "Pipeline," "Let's Go Trippin'," "Batman" and "Surfin' USA." In contrast, Everything Is A-OK! is a little schizophrenic, containing rock & roll ("Money," "It's So Easy"), blues ("Stormy Monday," "Big Boss Man"), pop ("Dream Lover"), R&B ("What'd I Say") and collegiate folk-pop ("If I Had a Hammer," "Shortnin' Bread"). Needless to say, it doesn't hold together as well as its predecessor, but there are a number of good moments. Furthermore, these two albums, when combined on one disc, capture much of the Astronauts' best music. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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