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Delving deeper into the vaults I found this here classic album that hasn’t stopped mesmerizing me since it was recommended to me by my friend Nathan somewhere in the beginning of the 90’s. This edition of Peanut Playground’s Forgotten Classics is another one about an album that has yet to be acknowledged for what it is; a classic!
Installment seven is all about:
Galactic Cowboys – S/T (1991)
What do you get when you mix the Beatles with Metallica? Something that in the hands of lesser gods would probably sound like utter crap. Well thank the heavens for the Galactic Cowboys then!
The Texas-based combo called Galactic Cowboys released their self-titled debut in 1991 and it received a shit-load of positive reviews. What it didn’t get though, was actual attention. From anyone. No-one listened to their music back then and almost no-one does today. I happened to be so fortunate that my mate was among the 5 people on Earth that actually did give the band proper attention and pointed me to them, and I was hooked instantly.
The combination of gorgeous multi-vocal melodies, memorable lyrics and LOUD thrashing walls of guitar ticked just about every one of my boxes, and this hasn’t changed over the years. The Galactic Cowboys are just as relevant now as they were back in 1991, and just as deserving of your attention too. Just try ’em out, you won’t be disappointed.
2. My School
4. Kaptain Krude
5. Someone for Everyone
6. Sea of Tranquility
8. Pump Up the Space Suit
9. Ranch on Mars (Reprise)
10. Speak to Me
Don’t forget to check out my other articles, in case you’ve missed them (which would be an absolute shame, because they’re great and shit).