Welcome to my Astro-Man archive

This site is meant to be a visual archive of every variation of every Man... or Astro-Man? 7" single ever released. Most of what you'll see here comes from my personal collection. As information pours in I will post it, so please comment if you think you have something to add. I have no intention of posting MP3s here. I'm sure you can find the music elsewhere. This is just an attempt to collect information about the band's prolific creation of singles into one spot. If you can get past the fact that I rarely clean my scanner, I think you'll enjoy what you find here.

Use the Table of Contents on the sidebar if you are looking for details on a specific 7".

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Gearhead Magazine Insert #5

Gearhead #5 was a split 7” single that was released in April of 1997 (RPM 005). It was a free insert with the fifth issue of Gearhead Magazine. The two bands on the record, Man or Astro-Man? and Chrome, each did one song. There was also a second track on the Astro-Man side, a sample of someone talking at a race track about needing a meatball. The picture sleeve was made from heavy paper that was folded in half. There was no printing on the inside of the sleeve. There were 7000 copies of this issue printed. It is still available through the Gearhead website.

Here is a scan of the picture sleeve. My scanner has trouble capturing glossy, monochromatic pictures, so sorry if this on looks a bit muddled. I wasn't able to get a clear shot:

Here is the “available in this issue” page:

The record was pressed onto thick, opaque black vinyl:

Thanks to Brandonio Granger for several of these scans!


  1. This Man or Astro-man? track was named in honor of the odometer reading of their original touring van.

  2. Great live version of the song here. It's even better when Starcrunch remembers the tune!!