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the Vacation Gold

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The best kept secret in music


"CD Baby review"

Much like the Phoenix, and the foundation of much Hunter S. Thompson wit, The Vacation Gold rises from the ashes of the defunct SpaceTruck. Stripped down and more raw, raucous and rocking, comes the fiery Austin trio.

While retro becomes hip and hipster becomes pop, The Vacation Gold deliver an original brand of rock and roll that is sure to please - if you are ready to be pleased. Put on your headphones, dust off your air guitar, and prepare yourself - the revolution starts NOW! -

"Smother Review"

Austin Texas. Oh how the music world idolizes thee. Vacation Gold is no exception to that rule with their psychedelic blurry garage sound. In fact their former moniker of Spacetruck was awarded the 2003 Austin Music Award for Best Space Rock/Experimental Psychedelic Band (part of the reason why Austin is so cool is that there’s even a category for that). Only a trio, the band produces massive sounding rock songs that root themselves in leather appreciation and biker gang crunch. - J-Sin

"Austin Chronicle Review"

VACATION GOLD, December 1972 EP (Freeride): Former Space Truckers ditch the effects pedals (mostly) for forceful and fleet near-punk. Interesting dissection of the feminine psyche on "Magazine." - Chris Gray


"December 1972" EP
Our first single and track no. 1 "Drag City" is catching airplay on college radio and our local rock station 101x.
you can purchase this fine record on

**"Night Rider" our first release
**under the former moniker, SpaceTruck
available here


Feeling a bit camera shy


The Vacation Gold are three friends who grew up in the small town of Amarillo, Tx. Their influences all differ.Chris - skate punk background.Will - more rock and new wave background and Cam - he like hip hop. They didn't start playing together until they met again in Austin while attending college. One thing that sets them apart is that they have played together in three different bands over the span of seven years.Will Rhodes has played with the likes of Dave Dondero(himself and SunBrain),Chris Heinrich(Preston School of Industry,Okkerville River), Clint Meyers(Jim White). Chris and Cam have played together for over 10 years which makes for a fine rhythm section, indeed. "We have been through love, divorces, children,addictions,tours, and are still best friends" thats what sets us apart from many others.

**Asked to play in the First 2 Austin City Limits Music Festivals. 2002-2003.
**Winner of the 2003 "Best Space Rock/Experimental Psychedelic Band" Austin Music Award.
**under the former moniker, SpaceTruck