The Astronauts !
While most surf groups were based in California, the genre was not strictly isolated to this region. The Astronauts (from Colorado) and the infamous Trashmen (from Minneapolis) were the most successful of the not inconsiderable number of landlocked bands who played surf music, or at least made a few stabs at it.
The Astronauts began life as the Stormtroopers in Boulder, Colorado in 1959 and became the Astronauts in '62.
In April 1963, they went into RCA Hollywood where many famous folks had cut hit sides. They recorded their first album, Surfin' With The Astronauts.
The whole thing took 9 hours, spread over three days.
The Astronauts - The Hearse
The Astronauts - Movin'
The Astronauts - Baja
And big rockin' thanks to all the people who came to the show last night !