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Zero Gravity
Laika & Cosmonauts
Zero Gravity
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
 
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One of the better outfits to emerge during the surf revival of the early '90s, the Helsinki, Finland-based Cosmonauts combine a reverence for surf's pioneers with a wacky sense of humor. Bizarre arrangements suggest Ennio ...  more »

      
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All Artists: Laika & Cosmonauts
Title: Zero Gravity
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Upstart
Original Release Date: 3/19/1996
Release Date: 3/19/1996
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Styles: Oldies & Retro, Rock Guitarists
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 601143000621

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One of the better outfits to emerge during the surf revival of the early '90s, the Helsinki, Finland-based Cosmonauts combine a reverence for surf's pioneers with a wacky sense of humor. Bizarre arrangements suggest Ennio Morricone, John Barry, Don Ho, and Tex-Mex as readily as Dick Dale or the Ventures. Throughout Zero Gravity, guitarist Mikko Lankinen's true-blue Fender guitar swells, spooky spy chords, and tremolo bursts add both irony and authenticity to tracks such as the lai-cool "Oahu Luau" and the Bond-approved send-up of "A Night in Tunisia." Though more traditional and possibly better schooled in surf's rudiments than iconoclasts Man or Astro-Man? and the Mermen, the Cosmonauts make the surf aesthetic seem terribly contemporary and as much fun as you'd like to believe it was--y'know, back in the day, dude. --James Rotondi
 

CD Reviews

Laika & the Cosmonauts - Zero Gravity
david esposito | Shrewsbury, MA. | 01/18/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Surf Music purists unite! These guys from Helsinki know their surf. (and so does Upstart records) 16 tracks of intensity and great album art. If you can catch this band live - don't miss em."