Bad Astronaut

Bad Astronaut

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Hometown: Santa Barbara, CA (USA)


Band formed by Joey Cape of Lagwagon along with Marko 72 (Sugarcult, Nerf Herder, The Ataris), Thom Flowers, Jonathan Cox, Todd Capps and the late Derrick Plourde, the founding drummer of Lagwagon.

The band was designed as place for Cape to perform slightly more classic rock–influenced material separate from Lagwagon.

The death of Derrick Plourde in March 2005 led to the band going on hiatus indefinitely.

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Nerf Herder, RKL, Sugarcult, The Ataris, Joey Cape, Lagwagon, The Playing Favorites


Bad Astronaut Twelve Small Steps, One Giant Disappointment

Bad Astronaut

Twelve Small Steps, One Giant Disappointment (2006)

Fat Wreck Chords

Bad Astronaut Houston: We Have a Drinking Problem

Bad Astronaut

Houston: We Have a Drinking Problem (2002)

Honest Don's

Bad Astronaut Houston: We Have a Drinking Problem

Bad Astronaut

Houston: We Have a Drinking Problem (2002)

Honest Don's

Bad Astronaut Acrophobe

Bad Astronaut

Acrophobe (2001)

Honest Don's

Armchair Martian/Bad Astronaut Split CD

Armchair Martian/Bad Astronaut

Split CD (2000)


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