In 1999, the year Pete Weiss assembled the Weisstronauts, he never expected the band to be going strong more than a decade later. But there he is in a recent video posted to YouTube, lovingly detailing the lavish new compilation he’s releasing to celebrate the Weisstronauts’ 14th year as one of Boston’s most rip-roaring acts. The five-piece, which plays at Johnny D’s on Friday, is an instrumental rock band that has zigged and zagged through surf music, spaghetti Western soundtracks, roadhouse country, and 1950s exotica.
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