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Finnish surf-revivalists Laika and the Cosmonauts reunited guitarist Mikko Lankinen and drummer Janne Haavisto, who previously teamed in the like-minded Pluto & the Astronauts. Adding guitarist/keyboardist Matti Pitsinki and bassist Tom Nyman, the group issued its debut album C'Mon Do the Laika! in 1988; Surfs You Right! followed two years later, and in 1993 Laika and the Cosmonauts resurfaced with Instruments of Terror. Subsequent efforts include 1995's Amazing Colossal Band and 1997's Absurdistan. Laike Sex Machine followed in early 2001.