Monday, 31 March 2014

The Astronauts - The Big Sound of The Astronauts. Pin Up Records 7". PIN UP 95-025.

I was fortunate enough to see this German surf band supporting The Phantom Surfers at The Frat Shack in Euston Station, London. I hadn't heard them before that night and it's fair to say they blew me away with how good they were. They wore costumes as well. Costume-based surf bands are The Best. Enjoy.

The Astronauts - The Big Sound of The Astronauts. Pin Up Records 7". PIN UP 95-025. FLAC

The Astronauts - The Big Sound of The Astronauts. Pin Up Records 7". PIN UP 95-025. MP3-320

The Astronauts - War Of The Satellites. Shot Down Records. Shot 3.

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One of a billion bands called The Astronauts, this bunch were from Germany, are still going, and are fantastic. They also play beautifully raw surf music. I saw them the day after Kurt Cobain died, supporting The Phantom Surfers in the cavernous but tiny nightclub built into the frontage of Euston railway station in London. (Out of Marks and Spencers, towards Euston Road, on the left and upstairs. I think it's an okay-for-London Fullers pub now). They wore space-men outfits and were super tight. I regret not interviewing them, but I was a. excited about seeing The Phantom Surfers for the first time and b. too drunk.

The Astronauts - War Of The Satellites. Shot Down Records. Shot 3. FLAC files

The Astronauts - War Of The Satellites. Shot Down Records. Shot 3. MP3 files