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by The Weisstronauts

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credits

released June 6, 2008

Produced by Pete Weiss & the Weisstronauts
Engineered by PW, Matt Jugenheimer, Kenny Lafler, George Hall and Kevin Quinn
Recorded at Verdant Studio, Vermont
Additional recording at Aaron's (Los Angeles CA) and Doug's (Ithaca NY)
Mastered by Jeff Lipton at Peerless
Design by George Hall

The Weisstronauts are:
Pete Weiss
Kenny Lafler
George Hall
Kevin Quinn
Nathan Logus
Jeff Norcross
Jeff Berlin
Aaron Tap
Doug Yule

Fisticuffs (Weiss)
JN Keller drums
NL drums, tambourine
KQ Fender Precision bass
PW Gibson Les Paul electric guitar, Baldwin Acrosonic piano, Moog Voyager synthesizer
KL Gretsch Streamliner & Fender Stratocaster electric guitars
GH Gretsch Streamliner & Fender Stratocaster electric guitars

Seven X's (Hall)
JB drums
PW Jerry Jones bass, Fender Stratocaster & Gretsch Duo Jet electric guitars, Moog Voyager synthesizer, second Frankenstein
GH Fender Stratocaster electric guitar (main melody & upbeat solo)
KL Fender Stratocaster (rhythm) & Telecaster (C-section solo) electric guitars, Jerry Jones electric sitar, first Frankenstein
NL percussion

Caixa dos Moluscos (Lafler)
JB drums, bells, shaker, beer bottle
PW upright bass, Gibson 335 electric guitar (counter melody)
KL Fender Stratocaster (main melody) electric guitars, Baldwin Acrosonic piano, Moog Voyager synthesizer
GH Gretsch Streamliner electric guitar (rhythm)
NL office chair guiro
Mel Weiss: laughter

Truck Drivin' (Weiss)
JB drums
KQ Fender Precision bass, CB jargon
PW Gretsch Streamliner & Duo Jet electric guitars, Jerry Jones baritone guitar, Baldwin Acrosonic piano, CB jargon
KL Fender Stratocaster electric guitar
Aaron Tap: Collings acoustic guitar

Chicky (Weiss)
JB drums
KQ Fender Precision bass
PW Gretsch Streamliner & Duo Jet electric guitars
GH Fender Stratocaster electric guitar, harmonica
KL Gibson Les Paul electric guitar
Doug Yule: fiddle that he made himself

Get it Together (Norcross)
JN Keller drums, Fender Telecaster electric guitar (solo)
PW Jerry Jones bass, clappin' & partyin'
GH Fender Stratocaster electric guitar
KL Fender Stratocaster electric guitar, Farfisa Combo-Compact organ
KQ clappin' & partyin'
Aaron Tap: Fender Telecaster Thinline electric guitar (second solo)

Modsavasana (Berlin-Weiss)
JB drums, copper pot
PW ring modulated electric guitar, Jerry Jones electric sitar, Moog Rogue and Roland Juno-60 synthesizers

What Goes On? (Reed)
NL drums
Doug Yule: Spector/Steinberger bass, fiddle that he made himself
PW Gretsch Streamliner electric guitar
GH Fender Stratocaster electric guitar
KL Fender Telecaster electric guitar
Bow Thayer: Gibson banjo

Banana Suit (Lafler)
NL drums, shaker, tambourine
Doug Yule: Spector/Steinberger bass
KL Fender Stratocaster rhythm electric guitar, Jerry Jones electric sitar, Yamaha SK-15 organ, "clavinet"
GH Fender Stratocaster lead electric guitar
PW Jerry Jones electric sitar

Jet Pack (Weiss)
JB drums
PW Gretsch Streamliner & Fender Stratocaster electric lead guitars, Farfisa VIP 345 organ
GH Jerry Jones bass, Baldwin Acrosonic piano, Farfisa VIP 345 organ
KL Hagstrom 12-string electric guitar
NL tamborine and McNeill's beer bottle

Pleasant Valley Sunday (Goffin-King)
JB drums
KQ Fender Precision bass
PW Gretsch Duo Jet (main riff & solo) & Fender Stratocaster electric guitars (main riff double), Moog Voyager synthesizer
GH Fender Stratocaster electric guitar (main & bridge melodies)
KL Fender Stratocaster (choruses & harmonies) & Fender Telecaster (solo) electric guitars

Surf's Down (Quinn-Hall-Lafler-Weiss)
JN & NL: ?? & Keller drums
KQ Fender Precision electric bass
PW Gibson Les Paul & Gretsch Streamliner electric guitars, Yamaha SK-15 synthesizer, tambourine, shakers
GH Fender Stratocaster electric guitar
KL Fender Stratocaster electric guitar

Sir Wacky (Sieracki-Lafler)
JN & NL: ?? & Keller drums
KQ Fender Precision electric bass
PW Gibson Les Paul electric guitar, Moog Voyager synthesizer, Baldwin Acrosonic piano
GH Rickenbacker 330 and Fender Stratocaster electric guitars
KL Fender Stratocaster electric guitars, Gibson SJ (regular) Alvarez (Nashville-strung) acoustic guitars
Mel Weiss: pseudo opera-cissms

Back Porch (Hall-Lafler-Logus-Weiss)
NL Harmony mandolin
KL Gibson SJ acoustic guitar
GH harmonica
PW Oscar Schmidt autoharp

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The Weisstronauts Boston, Massachusetts

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

"Then there’s the Weisstronauts, who toss major surf rock influences into a blender with everything else they’ve ever even sort of liked and pull out songs built on combinations that look insane on paper but absolutely kill once you hear them."
- Richard Bouchard
Boston Band Crush
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