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The Incredible Butterheads: “Records Go Round” + 1 – Music VIDEOs

TRURO – It was as if there was a sonic boom and suddenly a restaurant, the Terra Luna, became an actual time machine that worked.

The science fiction of a time machine is fun to imagine, but the special ephemera that is music has the power to be real and there were clearly people in the popular Terra Luna Restaurant who were in the emotional state of 1980-something, bouncing with joy as if on top of a sand dune decades ago in Wellfleet.

“Records go round,” sang the band, while youth and another time was filling the air – and yet the music felt current and urgent as all great rock and roll does.

Once upon a time for a quarter of a century or so, the band of Chandler Travis, Rikki Bates, Johnny Spampinato and Aaron Spade, the Incredible Casuals, were the greatest show on Cape Cod putting on epic Sunday afternoon shows at the legendary beach bar, the Wellfleet Beachcomber.

This week, first, the Incredible Buttercups duo of guitar/bass player Chandler Travis and drummer Rikki Bates powered through a few songs, and then the fabulous Steve Wood joined on guitar and the Incredible Buttercups morphed into the Incredible Butterheads, which gave off a distinct Incredible Casuals vibe. Confused by the names? Don’t be. Just know it was incredible.

Finally, because how often does one get to enter a time machine, here is a second song by the Incredible Butterheads, “That’s How Strong My Love Is.”

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Brian Tarcy

Brian Tarcy is co-founder of Cape Cod Wave. He is a longtime journalist who has written for the Boston Globe, Boston magazine, the Cape Cod Times and several other publications. He is the author of "YOU CAN'T SELL RIGHT FIELD; A Cape Cod Novel." He is also the author or co-author of more than a dozen mostly non-fiction books, including books with celebrity athletes Cam Neely, Tom Glavine and Joe Theisman. His previous book was, "ALMOST: 12 Electric Months Chasing A Silicon Valley Dream" with Hap Klopp,who created the iconic brand, The North Face.
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