Saturday, November 03, 2012

Record #0161: Baja / Kuk – THE ASTRONAUTS

RCA Victor 47-8194 (original) USA, Jun. 1963
Words & Music by:  Side ALee Hazlewood; Side B – Robert Demmon, Jim Gallagher, Jon Patterson, Dennis Lindsey, Richard Fifield
Musicians:  Jon “Storm” Patterson (vocals and bass), Richard Fifield (vocals and guitar), Robert Demmon (guitar), Dennis Lindsey (guitar), Jim Gallagher (drums)
Recording sessions:  Produced by Lee Hazlewood at RCA Studio 2, Hollywood, CA, May 6, 1963
Highest chart positions: US #94

Here’s another 60’s Surf group from a state that has no ocean shores (I posted the other such group with the very first record of this blog). This was the group’s only Top 100 single in the US. They became quite successful in Japan, though.

The group was originally called “the Stormtroopers”, but once they connected the dots, they changed the name.

Lee Hazlewood penned the title song originally for his friend Al Casey.

List price:  Very Good + is $10, Near Mint $20

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