Weisstronauts, the / Featuring "Spritely"
Album:Featuring "Spritely" Collection:General
Artist:Weisstronauts, the Added:Jul 2003
Label:Stereorrific Recordings 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2003-12-16 Pull Date:2004-02-17 
Week Ending:Feb 1Dec 28Dec 21

Recent Airplay
1.Jan 30, 2004:Juan-2-3-Show
Dr. Sanchez (I Presume)
4.Dec 20, 2003:Morning Glory
Cha Cha Ho
2.Dec 27, 2003:Morning Glory
Cha Cha Ho
5.Dec 18, 2003:Mr. Sparkle Challenge
Theme From Jack Coke
3.Dec 24, 2003:press and release
Space Jaunty
6.Dec 17, 2003:In the Leaves

Album Review
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Reviewed 2003-12-03 
The Weisstronauts -- Weisstronauts featuring "Spritely"
Instrumental retro-country from Boston -- A heavy dose of western swing, plus country, 60s-era surf pop and some loungy swing, with lots of cheery hooks and lots of good guitar work. There's even some influences from cowboy soundtracks (#7), hawaiian lounge (#8) and and psych/noisy/experimental (#9, 14) genres. And they picked lots of different adjectives for the song titles! Good and catchy but at times seems like it's missing something --- maybe lyrics. PICS: 9, 7, 8, 3, 4, 14

1. western swing
2. cheesy 70s classic rock guitar
3. surfy reverb -- good
4. country/swing + accordion
5. uptempo country, slide guitar
6. country/swing boogie
7. morricone-esque western theme
8. hawaiian loungey/surfy
9. 60s boogie guitar, weird spoken word, rocks/noisy at end-- great!
10. bouncy western swing groove + slide guitar
11. instrumental classic country
12. cowboy country + harmonica
13. talking then short jazzy piece
14. experimental guitar weirdness -- good
15. short sound blast

Track Listing
1.Clasy 8.Cha Cha Ho
2.Fruity 9.Cranky
3.Dr. Sanchez (I Presume) 10.Hot Dog City
4.Tawdry 11.Sketches of Andy Pastore
5.Leafy 12.Sunsetty
6.Spritely 13.Jazzy
7.Theme From Jack Coke 14.Space Jaunty
 15.Keep Goin'