Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA The Astronauts - Competition Coupe
|The Astronauts' second surf/rod album is an irresistible find. Much of the material is vocal, and even that is way better than most. Check out "Competition Coupe" for the ultimate in edgy energetic period rod vocals - damn hard to beat!|
Picks: The Hearse, Devil Driver's Theme, Chevy Scarfer, El Aguila (the Eagle)
Track by Track Review
This is one of the GREAT surf tracks. It has plenty of flair, and it is infectious as Hell. It is from the pen of Lee Hazelwood, future partner of Nancy Sinatra. A MUST HAVE recording.
The instro backtrack to the vocal, with a sax lead overdubbed. It has a great vibrato guitar underneath.
A sax driven number that doesn't cut the mustard for me, with a definite hot rod bent.
Similar to "The Hearse," this great track is infectious and wonderful to drive down 101 to.