Featuring "Perky"

by The Weisstronauts

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credits

released June 6, 2005

Thrifty (Lafler, Weiss)
Berlin: drums
Quinn: G&L bass
Hall: Fender Stratocaster electric guitar (riff harmony, e-bow/faux 12-string in bridge)
Lafler: Fender Stratocaster electric guitar (main riff)
Weiss: Rickenbacker 330 electric guitar (rhythm, riff in B-section, riff & fuzz in bridge)

Berlining (Berlin, Hall, Weiss)
Berlin: drums
Hall: Fender Stratocaster electric guitar (melodies & stabs)
Weiss: Jerry Jones bass, Fender Telecaster electric guitar (main riff & slide ambience), photo-theremin

Creosote (Weiss)
Berlin: drums
Lafler: Rickenbacker 330 electric guitar (harmonic), Moog Rogue sound synthesizer
Weiss: Rickenbacker 4001 bass, Fender Telecaster (main) & Rickenbacker 330 (harmonies) electric guitars

Fibonacci (Lafler, Weiss)
Berlin: drums
Quinn: G&L bass
Hall: Fender Stratocaster electric guitar (solo)
Lafler: Fender Stratocaster electric guitar (riff harmony and "stab" chords)
Weiss: Fender Telecaster (main riff) and Stratocaster (wah wah) electric guitars

I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself (Bacharach, David)
Berlin: drums
Quinn: G&L bass
Hall: G&L ASAT electric guitar (B-section melodies & "surfy" bits)
Lafler: Fender Stratocaster electric guitar (harmony lines & B-section chords)
Weiss: Gibson 335 (melody), Rickenbacker 330 (B-section chords) electric guitars

Perky (Weiss)
Berlin: drums
Quinn: G&L bass, vocal
Hall: G&L ASAT electric guitar (fuzz riffs)
Lafler: Gibson Les Paul electric guitar (ending riffs)
Weiss: Gibson 335 (rhythm & riffs), Rickenbacker 330 (riff doubles), Hagstron 12-string (end), and Jerry Jones Baritone (end) electric guitars, tambourine, keyboards

Uncle Turtle/Johnny Drama (Weiss)
Berlin: drums
Quinn: G&L bass
Hall: Fender Stratocaster electric guitar
Lafler: Fender Stratocaster electric guitar
Weiss: Fender Telecaster & Gibson Les Paul electric guitars, piano, melodica

Serpentini (Lafler, Logus)
Berlin: drums, tubular bells, vibraslap
Quinn: G&L bass
Hall: Fender Stratocaster electric guitar (harmony riff, octave lines, 3rd solo, atmospheric stuff)
Lafler: Fender Stratocaster electric guitar (melody riff, 2nd solo)
Weiss: Fender Telecaster electric guitar ("surfy" bits), Gibson Les Paul electric guitar (1st solo)

Jade Cow 2005 (Fredette, Weiss)
Berlin: drums
Quinn: G&L bass, vocals
Hall: Fender Stratocaster electric guitar ("rock" riffs), vocals
Lafler: vocals
Weiss: Fender Telecaster Custom electric guitar (rhythm & B-section riffs), vocals

The Golden Egg (Weiss)
Berlin: drums, Chinese bells
Weiss: Jerry Jones bass, Telecaster electric guitars, Alvarez Nashville-tuned acoustic guitar, keyboards
Fay Weiss: "sneeze/snort percussion" on bridge section

Odysseus Goes To America (Weiss)
Berlin: drums
Quinn: G&L bass, stagecoach-style yellin'
Lafler: Fender Stratocaster electric guitar (main riff harmony), Jerry Jones electric sitar (2nd solo)
Weiss: Fender Telecaster electric guitar (main riff & 1st solo), Alvarez Nashville-tuned acoustic guitar

Outskirts (Berlin, Lafler, Tap, Weiss)
Berlin: drums
Aaron Tap: Epiphone Sorrento (melodies), Fender Musicmaster II (slide) electric guitars
Hall: Fender Stratocaster electric guitar (harmony)
Lafler: Fender Musicmaster II electric guitar (high & low melodies)
Weiss: Rickenbacker 4001 bass, Fender Telecaster electric guitar (rhythm), Optigan

Fajity (Quinn, Weiss)
Emily Jackson: drums, cowbell, claves
Quinn: G&L bass
Aaron Tap: Epiphone Sorrento electric guitar (rhythm)
Lafler: Fender Telecaster (rhythm), Fender Musicmaster II (harmony), Jerry Jones baritone electric guitars
Weiss: Fender Telecaster, Gibson Les Paul electric guitars, Jerry Jones electric sitar, maracas

Pete's Bucket (Berlin, Weiss)
Berlin: drums
Hall: Fender Stratocaster electric guitar ("spy" chords & leads), low piano rumble
Lafler: Omnichord
Weiss: Rickenbacker fuzz bass, piano, chromatic harmonica, tubular bells

I'm Black/Ain't Got No (McDermot)
Emily Jackson: drums, tambourine, vibraslap, vocals
Aaron Tap: Epiphone Sorrento electric guitar (rhythm), "invisible whispering," vocals
Lafler: Nord sound synthesizer, Fender Telecaster electric guitar, Line 6 Variax electric guitar (faux 12 string), vocals
Weiss: Rickenbacker 4001 bass, Line 6 Variax electric guitar (faux sitar), vocals

Thrifty 2 (Lafler, Weiss)
Berlin: drums
Quinn: G&L bass
Hall: Fender Stratocaster electric guitar (riff harmony, e-bow/faux 12-string in bridge)
Lafler: Fender Stratocaster electric guitar (main riff), xylophone
Weiss: Rickenbacker 330 electric guitar (rhythm, riff in B-section), Jerry Jones electric sitar, tubular bells

Frozen Pipe Boogie (Berlin, Weiss)
Berlin: drums
Weiss: Fender Precision bass, Fender Telecaster electric guitar

Produced by Pete Weiss
Recorded at Verdant Studio, Vermont
Engineered by PW, Kenny Lafler, Alma Lafler, Matt Jugenheimer & Kevin Quinn
Mixed & Mastered by PW at Verdant Studio, Vermont
Ovedubs & mixing of I'm Black, Frozen Pipe Boogie, Berlining, Fajity, Creosote, Outskirts & Pete's Bucket by PW at Zippah Studio, Boston

The Weisstronauts:
Mr. Pete Weiss
Mr. Kevin Quinn
Mr. Ken Lafler
Mr. George Hall
Mr. Jeff Berlin
Mr. Nathan Logus
Ms. Emily Jackson
Mr. Aaron Tap

Thanks to:
Jason at Matt Murphy's, the Windham, Sly & the Golden Egg folks, Mel, Marc, Ben, Wilma Skovinski, Peter Linnane, Brian Charles, Neal Spaulding, Mercy James, Pete Sutton, Jeff Norcross, Jeff & Joel at Stereorrific, Rob at OmOm, Niall, Stephen at SonicCord Amplifiers, our friends, fans, and families.

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The Boston-based Weisstronauts are a difficult-to-pigeonhole instrumental rock band employing three electric guitars.

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