Groupe Rock 'n' Roll instrumental US qui eut à son origine Bob Demmon de Boulder (Colorado). Il s'associa pour former les "Astronauts" avec Rick Fifield, Jim Gallagher, Dennis Lindsley et Stormy Patterson. Ils ont enregistré d'excellentes reprises de classiques et apparurent dans deux films. Les "Astronauts" ont enregistré pour Mercury (60), Palladium (60), Luney (62), Trial (62), Jan-Ell (62), Vanruss (62), RCA (63-69). Il existe certainement plusieurs groupes différents sous la même appellation.

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; when they sang, the results were much less successful.

Talents :
1962 : Richard Otis Fifield : Vocals, Guitar - Dick Sellars : Guitar - Bob Demmon : Guitar - Stormy Patterson : Bass - Jim Gallagher : drums
1963 : Richard Otis Fifield : Vocals, Guitar - Dennis Lindsey : Guitar - Bob Demmon : Guitar - Stormy Patterson : Bass - Jim Gallagher : Drums
1966 : Richard Otis Fifield : Vocals, Guitar - Bob Demmon : Bass - Dennis Lindsey : Guitar - Jim Gallagher : Drums
1967 : Richard Otis Fifield : Vocals, Guitar - Mark Bretz : Guitar - Bob Demmon : Bass - Jim Gallagher : Drums
1968 : Richard Otis Fifield : Vocals, Guitar - Mark Bretz : Guitar - Bob Demmon : Bass - Ron Jenkins :
Drums

Style musical : Instrumental, Rock 'n' Roll, Surf

  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EO_pOYfsJk4

COME ALONG BABY (1961)

BAJA (1963)

MISIRLOU (1963)

BANZAI PIPELINE (1964)

Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000

DISCOGRAPHY

Singles et EP

1960 SP MERCURY 71675 (US) . Alabama Jubilee / Gadabout
05/1961 SP PALLADIUM B 610 (US) . Tryin' To Get To You / Come Along Baby
1962 SP LUNEY 100 (US) . Ridge Route / Blast Off
1962 SP TRIAL 3521 (US) . Farewell / Chili Charlie
1962 SP JAN-ELL 459 (US) . Geneva Twist / Take 17
1962 SP VANRUSS 1000 (US) . Blues Beat / Ski Lift
1963 SP RCA VICTOR 47-8194 (US) Kuk / Baja
1963 SP RCA VICTOR 47-8224 (US) . Hot Doggin' / Everyone But Me
1963 EP RCA VICTOR SPC-1128 (US) SURFIN'
09/1963 EP RCA VICTOR 86328 (F) Baja / Movin' / Pipeline / Misirlou
1963 EP RCA VICTOR 86334 (F) Kuk / Baby Let's Play House / Surfin' USA / Suzie-Q
02/1964 SP RCA VICTOR 47-8298 (US) . Surf Party / Competition Coupe
03/1964 EP RCA VICTOR 86367 (F) Big Boss Man / It's So Easy / Shortnin' Bread / I Need You
1964 EP RCA VICTOR SPC-1203 (US) BEAT ! ASTRONAUTS ! ROCK !
1964 EP RCA VICTOR ? (US) RIDE THE WILD SURF
1964 SP RCA VICTOR 47-8364 (US) . Go Fight For Her / Swim Little Mermaid
1964 SP RCA VICTOR 47-8419 (US) . Ride The Wild Surf / ?
1964 EP RCA VICTOR WLP-5-100 (US) THE ASTRONAUTS
1964 EP RCA VICTOR WLP-9-100 (US) THE ASTRONAUTS
1964 EP RCA VICTOR WLP-10-100 (US) It's So Easy / If I Had A Hammer / Dream Lover / Shortnin' Bread / Roll Over Beethoven / Johnny B.Good
1965 SP RCA VICTOR 47-8545 (US) . Tomorrow Gonna Be Another Day / Razza Matt Az
1965 SP RCA VICTOR 47-8628 (US) . It Doesn't Matter Anymore / La La Song
10/1965 EP RCA VICTOR 86457 (F) I'm A Rollin' Stone / Sweet Sweet Child / Ain't That Just Like Me / I Still Remember
1966 SP RCA VICTOR 47-8885 (US) . Main Street / In My Car
05/1967 SP RCA VICTOR 47-9109 (US) . I Know You, Rider / Better Things

Albums

1963 LP 12" RCA VICTOR LPM 2760 (US) SURFIN' WITH THE ASTRONAUTS - Baja / Surfin' Usa / Misirlou / Surfer's Stomp / Susie-Q / Pipeline / Movin' / Baby Let's Play House / Let's Go Trippin' / Batman
1963 LP 12" RCA VICTOR LPM 2782 (US) EVERYTHING IS A OK - Bo Diddley / If I Had A Hammer / It's So Easy / Dream Lover / Wine, Wine, Wine / Money (That's What I Want) / Big Boss Man / Stormy Monday / Shortnin' Bread / I Need You / What'd I Say
1964 LP 12" RCA VICTOR 183 (US) ROCKIN' WITH THE ASTRONAUTS - Bo Diddley / Be Bop A Lula / Baja / Little Ford Rag Top / Crawfish / Let The Good Times Roll / Shortnin' Bread / Twist And Shout / Competion Coupe / Banzai Pipeline
1964 LP 12" RCA VICTOR LSP 2858 (US) COMPETITION COUPE - Little Ford Ragtop / Competition Coupe / The Hearse / ’55 Bird / Devil Driver’s Theme / Happy Ho-Daddy / Our Car Club / Devil Driver / Chevy Scarfer / 4:56 Stingray / El Aguila (The Eagle) / 650 Scrambler
1964 LP 12" RCA VICTOR LSP 2903 (US) ASTRONAUTS ORBIT CAMPUS - Johnny B.Good / Be Bop A Lula / Good Golly Miss Molly / Linda Lu / Let The Good Time Roll / Diddy Wah Diddy / Bonie Maronie / Roll Over Beethoven / Shop Around / Greenback Dollar / Summertime / Stick And Stones
1965 LP 12" RCA VICTOR LSP 3307 (US) GO GO GO - Hey Sugarfoot Menu / My Sin Is My Pride / I'm A Fool / Little Lover / Quiet Village / You Gotta Let Me Go / Almost Grown / Love Goes On / Can't You See I Do / Go Go Go / Gouch / Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind
1965 LP 12" RCA VICTOR LSP 3359 (US) FOR YOU FROM US - Ain't That Just Like Me / Mary Lou / I Still Remember / I'll Stay With You / Baby What You Want Me To Do / Twist And Shout / Unchain My Heart / Crawfish Song /  Brown Eyed Hansome Man / Sweet Sweet Child / Reelin' And Rockin / I'm A Rollin' Stone
1966 LP 12" RCA VICTOR LSP 3454 (US) DOWN THE LINE - Down Home Girl / Memphis / Oh Baby (We Got A Good ThingGoin') / Dimples / The Seventh Son / Walking The Dog / Sweet Little Rock And Roller / Only Those In Love / Down The Line / Where There's Smoke There's Fire / It Doesn't Matter Anymore / It Could Never Be The Same
1967 LP 12" RCA VICTOR LSP 3733 (US) TRAVELIN MEN - In The Midnight Hour / She's Just My Style / Let's Go Get Stoned / Main Street / The Birds And The Bees / Laugh, Laugh / Count Me In / I Know You Rider / In My Car / Travelin' Man / Out Of Limits / Better Things
1989 CD BEAR FAMILY BCD 15442 (GER) SURFIN' WITH THE ASTRONAUTS / COMPETITION COUPE - Baja / Surfin' U.S.A. / Miserlou / Surfer's Stomp / Susie Q / Kuk / Banzai Pipeline / Movin' / Baby Let's Play House / Let's Go Trippin' / Batman / Little Ford Ragtop / Competition Coupe / The Hearse / `55 Bird / Devil Driver's Theme / Happy Ho Daddy / Our Car Club / Devil Driver / Chevy Scarfer / 4:56 Stingray / El Aguila (The Eagle) / 650 Scrambler / Pipeline
1989 CD BEAR FAMILY BCD 15443 (GER) THE ASTRONAUTS LIVE - EVERYTHING'S A-OK / ASTRONAUTS ORBIT CAMPUS - Bo Diddley / If I Had A Hammer / It's So Easy / Dream Lover / Wine, Wine, Wine / Money / Big Boss Man / Stormy Monday Blue / Shortnin' Bread / I Need You / What'd I Say / Johnny B. Goode / Be Bop A Lula / Good Golly Miss Molly / Let The Good Times Roll / Linda Lou / Bony Moronie / Diddy Wah Diddy / Roll Over Beethoven / Shop Around / Greenback Dollar / Summertime / Sticks And Stones
10/1990 CD RCA 8557 (US) SURF PARTY - Baja / Surfin' U. S. A. / Competition Coupe / Movin' / Hey Sugarfoot / Around And Around / Surf Party / Twist And Shout / Kuk / Banzai Pipeline / Let's Go Trippin' / Our Car Club / Razzamataz / Every One But Me / El Aguila (The Eagle) / Susie-Q / You Gotta Let Me Go / Hot Doggin' / 4: 56 Stingray / Ride The Wild Surf (main theme)
1991 CD BEAR FAMILY BCD 15556 (GER) RARITIES - Come Along Baby / Tryin' To Get To You / Surf Softly And Carry A Big Board / The Pier / Surf Party / Firewater / Hot-Doggin' / Every One But Me / Quasimoto / Scotch And Guitar / Surf's You Right / Let's Surf Again / Surfer Girl / My Little Beach Bunny / Around And Around / Surf Softly And Carry A Big Board (dubbed) / Main title from "Ride The Wild Surf" / Go Fight For Her / Swim Little Mermaid / Tomorrow's Gonna Be Another Day / Razzamatazz / The Tables Have Turned / I'm Gonna Buy Me A Dog / The La La La Song / Buy Me A Round / Girls Like You / Count Your Mistakes / Shame, Shame, Shame
10/1997 CD COLLECTABLES 2707 (US) SURFIN' WITH THE ASTRONAUTS / EVERYTHING IS A-OK! - Baja / Surfin' Usa / Misirlou / Surfer's Stomp / Susie-Q / Pipeline / Movin' / Baby Let's Play House / Let's Go Trippin' / Batman / Bo Diddley / If I Had A Hammer / It's So Easy / Dream Lover / Wine, Wine, Wine / Money (That's What I Want) / Big Boss Man / Stormy Monday / Shortnin' Bread / I Need You / What'd I Say
10/1997 CD COLLECTABLES 2708 (US) COMPETITION COUPE / ASTRONAUTS ORBIT CAMPUS - Little Ford Ragtop / Competition Coupe / The Hearse / ’55 Bird / Devil Driver’s Theme / Happy Ho-Daddy / Our Car Club / Devil Driver / Chevy Scarfer / 4:56 Stingray / El Aguila (The Eagle) / 650 Scrambler / Johnny B.Good / Be Bop A Lula / Good Golly Miss Molly / Linda Lu / Let The Good Time Roll / Diddy Wah Diddy / Bonie Maronie / Roll Over Beethoven / Shop Around / Greenback Dollar / Summertime / Stick And Stones
10/1997 CD COLLECTABLES 2709 (US) GO GO GO / FOR YOU, FROM US - Hey Sugarfoot Menu / My Sin Is My Pride / I'm A Fool / Little Lover / Quiet Village / You Gotta Let Me Go / Almost Grown / Love Goes On / Can't You See I Do / Go Go Go / Gouch / Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind / Ain't That Just Like Me / Mary Lou / I Still Remember / I'll Stay With You / Baby What You Want Me To Do / Twist And Shout / Unchain My Heart / Crawfish Song /  Brown Eyed Hansome Man / Sweet Sweet Child / Reelin' And Rockin / I'm A Rollin' Stone
10/1997 CD COLLECTABLES 2710 (US) DOWN THE LINE / TRAVELIN' MEN - Down Home Girl / Memphis / Oh Baby (We Got A Good ThingGoin') / Dimples / The Seventh Son / Walking The Dog / Sweet Little Rock And Roller / Only Those In Love / Down The Line / Where There's Smoke There's Fire / It Doesn't Matter Anymore / It Could Never Be The Same / In The Midnight Hour / She's Just My Style / Let's Go Get Stoned / Main Street / The Birds And The Bees / Laugh, Laugh / Count Me In / I Know You Rider / In My Car / Travelin' Man / Out Of Limits / Better Things
02/2001 4 CD COLLECTABLES 90 (US) THE COMPLETE ASTRONAUTS COLLECTION ! :
CD 1 : Baja / Surfin' U.S.A. / Misirlou / Surfer's Stomp / Susie-Q / Pipeline / Banzai Pipeline / Kuk / Movin' / Baby Let's Play House / Let's Go Trippin' / Batman / Bo Diddley / If I Had A Hammer / It's So Easy / Dream Lover / Wine, Wine, Wine / Money (That's What I Want) / Big Boss Man / Stormy Monday / Shortnin' Bread / I Need You / What'd I Say
CD 2 : Little Ford Ragtop / Competition Coupe / The Hearse / '55 Bird / Devil Driver's Theme / Happy Ho-Daddy / Our Car Club / Devil Driver / Chevy Scarfer / 4:56 Stingray / Aguila (The Eagle) / 650 Scrambler / Johnny B. Goode / Be-Bop-A-Lula / Good Golly Miss Molly / Let The Good Times Roll / Linda Lou / Bony Moronie / Diddy Wah Diddy / Roll Over Beethoven / Shop Around / Greenback Dollar / Summertime / Sticks And Stones
CD 3 : Hey Sugarfoot / My Sin Is My Pride / I'm A Fool / Little Lover / Quiet Village / You Gotta Let Me Go / Almost Grown / Love Goes On / Can't You See I Do / Go Go Go / Gouch / Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind / Ain't That Just Like Me / Mary Lou / I Still Remember / I'll Stay With You / Baby, What You Want Me To Do / Twist And Shout / Unchain My Heart / Crawfish Song / Brown Eyed Handsome Man / Sweet Sweet Child / Reelin' And Rockin' / I'm A Rolling Stone
CD 4 : Down Home Girl / Memphis / Oh Baby (We Got A Good ThingGoin') / Dimples / The Seventh Son / Walking The Dog / Sweet Little Rock And Roller / Only Those In Love / Down The Line / Where There's Smoke There's Fire / It Doesn't Matter Anymore / It Could Never Be The Same / In The Midnight Hour / She's Just My Style / Let's Go Get Stoned / Main Street / The Birds And The Bees / Laugh, Laugh / Count Me In / I Know You Rider / In My Car / Travelin' Man / Out Of Limits / Better Things
03/2002 CD BMG 7501 (US) MOVIN - Movin' (mono version) / Hot-Doggin' (mono version) / Firewater (original soundtrack recording from the Film "Surf Party") / Surf Party (maintTitle from 20th Century Fox Picture "Surf Party" (mono version) / The Hearse (mono version) / El Aguila (The Eagle) / Baja / Pipeline / Let's Go Trippin' / Misirlou / Batman / Banzai Pipeline / Surfer's Stomp / Gouch / Quiet Village / Devil Driver's Themes / Chevy Scarfer / Pyramid Stomp / Snap It / Main title from "Ride The Wild Surf" {from 20th Century Fox Picture "Ride The Wild Surf" / Che Che Che / Movin' (stereo version)

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