Astro Tabasco was formed from the wreckage of The Kaempfert Zone, the lounge core kings of the easy listening revival that occurred in Sydney during the 1990's. The Astro's collective quest was to create an original and contemporary take on the music and arrangements that drove the gritty cop and spy TV and film genre. We wanted to write all own tunes and be able to play it live with a minimum of production but with a maximum of impact. By all accounts we succeeded. The Astro's loyal following and start studded guest vocalist list keep the Astro Tabasco on every inner city hipster bucket list for just shy of a decade.
With a 8 piece lineup including a brass section and a no nonsense approach to giving up for the people, Astro Tabasco was the little engine that could and did. These self produced and recorded tunes represent a snapshot of a tight group of solid musicians firing on all cylinders and having a blast doing it. The whole thing was captured in 4 hours direct to tape with only a handful of percussion overdubs on a few tracks done after the fact.
Non linear, no pitch correction, no posing but lots of blood, sweat and fun and as niche as it gets.
Have a listen and imagine a shelby cobra roaring around the streets of a city near you.