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Famous Potato / Rotten Tomato EP

by Commonauts

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    Includes high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more. Paying supporters also get unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app.

    Engineered, Recorded and Masterd by Tad Doyle, and Produced by Commonauts front-man Jon Hale. This album brings Tad and the crew back together after 32 years. Famous Potato is the first release from The Commonauts in as many years! Most of these song were written in 1982 and our good friend Tad Doyle helped bring them back to life. Joining the original group is Wayne Flower and Jeff Faulkner, both from the early 80's Boise music scene. Both incredible musicians and all round good guys! Original members Jon Langrell, Beth Mech (now Bowman), Greg Bowman and Jon Hale are the same batch of dorky New Wave nerds they were in high school!~ Goooooo! Commonauts!

    Cover painting by- Trisa Swerdlow
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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    This CD has the original 1982 single Missing Link/Flip Side Of You as bonus tracks. Bonus tracks and show art are limited to 100. Free Shipping to lower 48. Message for other destinations. 4 panel Digipac

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Punk Out 02:38
Polka Link 02:04


First release from the band in 32 years! Still Dorky high energy New Wave Power Pop!


released June 3, 2014

Beth Bowman - Bass
Greg Bowman - Keyboards/Vocals/Homemade Electronic Noise
Jon Langrell - Lead Guitar/Vocals
Wayne Flower - Drums/Handclaps
Jeff Faulkner - Lead Guitar
Jon Hale - Vocals/Guitar

Recorded - Engineered - Mastered - by Tad Doyle
Produced - by Jon Hale
Witch Ape Studios - Seattle, WA Winter, 2014

Polka Link recorded by Greg and Jon H @ Missing Beats Studio - Boise, ID October, 2013
Mastered by Greg Bowman @ Missing Beats Studio East - Huntsville, AL

The Commonettes - Back Up Vocals, Handclaps & Editorials...Are:
Faith Stankevich
Eva Croasdale
Rikki Bikini

Cover painting: Trisa Swerdlow
Cover layout and site graphics: Jon Hale


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Commonauts Boise, Idaho

The Commonauts were established in Boise, Idaho October of 1981. Only a handful of new wave/punk youngsters were willing to come out of the shadows at that time. We released a 7" single in April of 1982 which received regular play on local college radio station KBSU. The single has somewhat of a cult following from Vancouver BC to NYC and still receives airplay to this day.

Playing 07/19/14
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