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272. Galactic Cowboys – Galactic Cowboys


Galactic Cowboys

Imagine the Beatles were all born in the 1970’s and grew up in Houston listening to Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin and Kings X. What kind of music would they make? Probably something not too far removed from the incredible music created by this amazing Texan quintet, Galactic Cowboys.

Hard driving, progressive rock with metal leaning and tight and creative vocal harmonies. Interesting and provocative lyrical content merged with completely original and immediately accessible music. Like Kings X and Atomic Opera, Galactic Cowboys were a band of committed Christians that preferred to avoid the Christian label and did not consider the band “Christian” while clearly proclaiming Christian ideology and Biblical truths within the confines of their material.

They made several impressive albums, but the eponymous debut remains a classic in the genre and contains some very special tunes. At times melodic and harmony driven and other times heavy, hard and aggressive, they were musicians set apart by their high level of competence and creativity.

Fans of both hard rock and progressive rock will find much to like here and no true hard rock fan’s collection is complete without this album. For fans of Kings X and Atomic Opera it is a must!

Side note: The band appeared in the movie “Airheads” as the band Sons of Thunder.

  1. Greenchili
    March 8, 2011 at 4:04 pm

    It took me a few listens to really “get” this album (and group) but now I really like it!

  2. Tim S
    May 24, 2011 at 3:04 pm

    First time posting, but I’ve read at least half of the entries (and counting). This was my first CD. I was a junior in high school and didn’t even own a CD player. I had a friend of mine make a tape of it for me. Good times! I was able to see them open for King’s X at Mississippi Nights in St Louis (during my college years at Greenville College, and yes I was friends with the guys from Jars of Clay). Thanks so much for this blog. I am thoroughly enjoying it.

  3. Rob K
    August 7, 2012 at 3:05 am

    All the albums are great, but Space In Your Face is my fave.

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