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Laika & the Cosmonauts


Finnish surf-revivalists Laika as well as the Cosmonauts reunited guitarist Mikko Lankinen and drummer Janne Haavisto, who previously teamed within the like-minded Pluto & the Astronauts. Adding guitarist/keyboardist Matti Pitsinki and bassist Tom Nyman, the group released its debut record C’Mon Perform the Laika! in 1988; Surfs You Best! followed 2 yrs afterwards, and in 1993 Laika as well as the Cosmonauts resurfaced with Musical instruments of Terror. Following efforts consist of 1995’s Amazing Colossal Music group and 1997’s Absurdistan. Laike Sex Machine implemented in early 2001.

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Full Name Laika & the Cosmonauts
Music Songs Surfs You Right, C'Mon Do the Laika, Fadeaway, Look! No Head!, Kiiriminna, Get Carter, N.Y. '79, Boris the Conductor, Rikki on the Loose, Crosstown Canyon, Misirlou, Psyko, Meneito Paraiso, The Ipcress File, Note Crisis, Oahu Luau, The Hypno-Wheel, Disco-Plank, Delayrium, Sauna-Soul, Circumstantial Evidence, Don't Monkey With Tarzan, Surf-Ro-Mania, Salt Mine Twist, Zero Gravity Stomp, Beat 88', And Suddenly You Run, Apt.23B, Nocturne of the Neon Night, The Freefaller, Zunami, Global Village
Albums Instruments of Terror, The Amazing Colossal Band, Local Warming, Absurdistan, Laika Sex Machine, Surfs You Right, Cosmopolis: 1988-2008, Cosmopolis, C'Mon Do the Laika!, Zero Gravity

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Girl Walks Into a Bar 2011 performer: "Fadeaway"
Flipper 1996 performer: "Surf Scene", "Wipe Out", "Gone, Gone, Gone" - as Laika and The Cosmonauts

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