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Galactic Cowboys were a heavy rock/metal band based in Houston, Texas. They combined progressive metal with a style of vocals influenced by The Beatles and the heavy playing style of thrash bands such as Anthrax.

Original members Monty Colvin (Bass, vocals), Alan Doss (Drums, vocals), Ben Huggins (Lead vocals, guitar), and Dane Sonnier (Guitar, vocals) released their self-titled album in 1991, with the follow-up “Space In Your Face” in 1993. Sonnier then decided to leave the group. The band returned in 1996 with album number three entitled “Machine Fish” on Metal Blade Records, along with new guitarist Wally Farkas.

It was in 1997 that they released “The Horse That Bud Bought”, which was a minor departure for the band. They used a similar songwriting style but lightened the tone. The music contained a more rock feel, with less metal leanings. The music for the next two albums, “At The End Of The Day” and “Let It Go” also were also similar in this regard.

After 2000’s “Let It Go” the Cowboys decided to disband. The former members of the band continue to be active in the music scene.


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  • nopuppet

    great band!

    8 Mar 2013 Reply
  • tlukes123

    Saw these guys open for Dream Theater on their Images and Words tour, totally blew me away, fantastic band!

    31 Jul 2012 Reply
  • Zach216

    Space in Your Face is a hidden gem! They were a super talented band

    30 May 2012 Reply
  • starbearer-

    I really miss these guys.

    23 Feb 2012 Reply
  • MikeySchenker

    FA-BU-LOUS band...

    6 Mar 2011 Reply
  • jackrox

    Great Band, great memories of the 3 shows I caught over the years.

    15 Nov 2010 Reply
  • scottbale

    These guys put on three of the greatest live shows I ever saw. I'm rediscovering them after many years. Wish they were still together, and wish I hadn't been such a fair weather fan when they were.

    6 Nov 2010 Reply
  • Lunarsight

    Epi - They're definitely a Christian act. The thing is - they also happen to write very intelligent lyrics, which may be why the Christian element isn't glaringly obvious. I'm non-Christian & fairly liberal, but it's hard not to appreciate the clever wit of some of their lyrics -- take "Hey Mr", for instance, which ruthlessly satirizes Bill Clinton with extreme precision.

    21 Jan 2010 Reply
  • anesthetize7

    Most (or all) bandmembers are christians so it would be logical that their lyrics are (as galacticredskin said) in some way influenced by their faith. The lyrics don't have to be preachy to be christian.

    26 Nov 2009 Reply
  • galacticredskin

    The Christian angle is in some of their songs, if you don't see it anywhere maybe you need to read the lyrics!

    25 Nov 2009 Reply
  • epi_gee

    if these guys are christians, they don't write about in thier songs... not sure why people are tagging them that way.

    24 Oct 2009 Reply
  • Lerxstcat

    Good description, and in turn I often describe Kings X as the Beatles meets Metallica - only not exactly! But they are as ethereal as tThe Beatles and as heavy as Metallica in their own way!

    9 Sep 2009 Reply
  • goashem

    I kinda forgot this band for over 15 years and I got posivitely surprised this week after founding them again..

    14 May 2009 Reply
  • epi_gee

    still a fan after nearly 20 years.

    9 Apr 2009 Reply
  • anesthetize7

    Wow this is one great prog metal band! Definately going to listen more to these guys.

    31 Mar 2009 Reply
  • galacticredskin

    Yes, one of the greatest bands of all time, I agree.

    4 Dec 2008 Reply
  • Shardzvoskat

    One of the greatest bands of all time.

    25 Nov 2008 Reply
  • rush2112miona

    I like GC!

    25 Oct 2008 Reply
  • Gamma_Eyes

    They just don't make bands like Galactic Cowboys anymore. :(

    21 Jul 2008 Reply
  • KingsXno1

    Wally GREAT work with dUg on Strum Sum Up! The cd ROCKS ROCKS ROCKS! nice!

    24 Jun 2008 Reply
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