Featuring "Spritely"

by The Weisstronauts

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01:51
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02:52
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03:30
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02:20
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03:11
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01:48
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03:06
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02:59
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04:09
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00:25
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05:45
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00:06

credits

released June 6, 2003

1. Classy
(Weiss)
Jackson: Ludwig & Magstar drums, cowbell, shaker
Lafler: Gibson Les Paul electric guitar
Quinn: G&L bass
Tap: Epiphone Sorrento electric guitar
Weiss: Squier Telecaster & Gibson 335 electric guitars

2. Fruity
(Jackson, Lafler, Quinn, Tap, Weiss)
Jackson: Ludwig & Magstar drums, shaker, handclaps
Lafler: Gretsch Duo Jet electric guitar (main riffs harmony)
Peter Linnane: handclaps
Quinn: G&L bass
Tap: Rickenbacker (rhythm) & Epiphone Sorrento (B-section riffs) electric guitars, handclaps
Weiss: Gretsch Nashville (main riffs) & Fender Stratocaster (solo) electric guitars

3. Dr. Sanchez (I Presume)
(Lafler)
Jackson: Tama & Ludwig drums, ratchet, tambourine
Lafler: Fender Stratocaster electric guitar (main theme & 1st solo), piano
Nathan Logus: Hagstrom bass
Quinn: garglin'
Tap: Fender Telecaster Thinline electric guitar (3rd solo), snare drum suppression
Weiss: Fender Telecaster Custom electric guitar (2nd solo & surf sounds), garglin'

4. Tawdry
(Linnane, Weiss)
Dana Colley: baritone saxophone (6th solo)
Rich Gilbert: Sho-Bud pedal steel guitar (4th solo)
Jackson: Rogers Holiday Series drums
Lafler: Gibson 335 electric guitar (rhythm & 1st solo), Gibson SJ acoustic guitar
Peter Linnane: accordian (2nd solo)
Will Quackenbush: trombone (5th solo)
Quinn: G&L bass
Tap: Epiphone Sorrento electric guitar (harmony)
Weiss: Gretsch Duo Jet electric guitar (melody), Jerry Jones electric sitar (3rd solo), Rickenbacker bass (brief solo)

5. Leafy
(Quinn)
Rich Gilbert: Sho-Bud pedal steel guitar
Jackson: Ludwig drums
Lafler: Hammertone Mandoguitar, Gibson SJ acoustic guitar, Fender Stratocaster electric guitar (1st solo)
Tap: Epiphone Sorrento electric guitar (3rd solo)
Weiss: Fender Precision bass, Stradolin banjo (2nd solo), Gibson SJ acoustic guitar

6. Theme From Jack Coke
(Tap)
Jackson: Ludwig drums
Lafler: Fender Stratocaster electric guitar
Tap: Fender Telecaster electric guitar, toy piano
Weiss: Fender Precision bass

7. Spritely
(Weiss)
Jackson: Ludwig & Slingerland drums
Lafler: Gibson Les Paul (2nd solo), Gretsch Duo Jet (5th solo) & Fender Telecaster (main riff harmony) electric guitars, song arrangement
Quinn: G&L bass
Tap: Fender Telecaster Thinline electric guitar (3rd & 6th solos, B-section riff)
Weiss: Gretsch Nashville (1st solo), Squier Telecaster (4th solo, B-section riff), Gibson 335 & Gretsch Duo Jet (main riff) electric guitars, Gibson SJ acoustic guitar

8. Cha Cha Ho
(Tap)
Jackson: Ludwig & Slingerland drums
Lafler: Fender Stratocaster electric guitar
Quinn: G&L bass, vocals
Tap: Fender Telecaster Thinline electric guitar, vocals
Weiss: Gretsch Duo Jet (solo) & Fender Stratocaster electric guitars, vocals

9. Cranky
(Weiss)
Jackson: Tama & Ludwig drums
Lafler: Fender Telecaster Custom electric guitar
Nathan Logus: Hagstrom bass
Quinn: disgruntled employee, Optigan
Tap: Fender Telecaster Thinline electric guitar
Weiss: Fender Telecaster & Musicmaster electric guitars

10. Hot Dog City
(Lafler)
Jackson: Ludwig & Magstar drums, shaker
Lafler: Fender Stratocaster, Telecaster & Gibson Les Paul (2nd solo) electric guitars
Quinn: G&L bass, yellin'
Tap: Fender Telecaster electric guitar (1st solo)
Weiss: Gretsch Duo Jet & Squier Telecaster electric guitars (3rd solo - both parts)

11. Sketches of Andy Pastore
(Pastore)
Jackson: Ludwig & Slingerland drums
Lafler: Fender Precision bass, Gibson 335 electric guitar (rhythm & right lick)
Tap: Fender Telecaster Thinline electric guitar (solo & left lick)
Weiss: Gibson Les Paul electric guitar (melody & center lick)

12. Sunsetty
(Weiss)
Rich Gilbert: Sho-Bud pedal steel guitar
Jackson: Ludwig & Slingerland drums
Lafler: Gibson Les Paul & Fender Stratocaster electric guitars, Gibson SJ acoustic guitar
Quinn: G&L bass
Tap: Gibson SJ acoustic guitar
Weiss: Gretsch Nashville electric guitar, Jerry Jones baritone guitar, harmonica

13. Jazzy
(Weiss)
Weisstronauts: magic

14. Space Jaunty
(Jackson, Lafler, Quinn, Tap, Weiss)
Jackson: Ludwig cocktail drum & Ludwig snare
Lafler: echoey electric guitar, effects
Peter Linnane: shaker & tambourine
Quinn: G&L bass
Tap: Fender Telecaster Thinline electric guitar, effects
Weiss: Squier Telecaster electric guitar, effects

15. Keep Goin'...
Unidentified tavern patron: band abuse


Produced by Pete Weiss
Mixed & Mastered by PW
Engineered by Peter Linanne, Ken Lafler, Kevin Quinn, Dave Green, and PW
Recorded sporadically between May 2001 & November 2002 at Zippah Studio, Boston
Track 13 recorded June 2001 at The Rongo, Trumansburg NY
Track 15 recorded June 2001 at The Cellar, Bloomington IN

Thanks to: Washington Square Tavern, Dawson's Pub, Plough & Stars, Lizard Lounge, Raj, Jeb, Andy, Maria, Mercy James, and our lovely families & nifty friends.

Photography by John Soares

Design by Jeff Mellin

The Weisstronauts:
Pete Weiss
Kevin Quinn
Ken Lafler
Aaron Tap
Emily Jackson

Members of the Auxilliary Weisstronautical Society:
Nathan Logus
Rich Gilbert
Dana Colley
Will Quackenbush
Peter Linnane

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

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