Continuing on with our Top 100 list at The History of Metal, I bring you my next five with a little bit of justification. If you haven’t checked out The History of Metal or THOM as we call it, please do it’s a cool forum to talk about and share metal. The page creator does a great job as keeping topics fresh and he also takes the time to pose challenges to the group; Top 100 Albums being one of them. I think the best part of this whole challenge besides getting to see everyone else’s choices is to reminisce about why I love these albums so much. It gets me listening to some of these I haven’t heard in a while. Not to mention, seeing everyone elses favorites gets me to explore some things I haven’t heard yet. Enjoy!
Ever wonder what happened to some of those old metal bands that coulda, woulda, shoulda? Or maybe they did make it big and then faded fast? Check it out this theme of the week: Where are they now?
The facts of this theme were taken from various internet sources. Remember, you can’t always believe what you read online, but in this case I can’t see why any of the sources I looked at would lie.
Have you ever heard of Galactic Cowboys? I am not sure where to classify this band; perhaps metal; rock; prog…in some cases? I am not sure, but I do think they are neat and interesting to listen to. I have kind of followed their music throughout their career and liked most of what they put out. Some of their music is heavy where some is definitely not, but that might have been why I liked them. They didn’t conform to any particular standard.
I’m Not Amused is the first single from their first album Galactic Cowboys released in 1991. So this is vintage Galactic Cowboys in case you were wondering. I saw this video on MTV when music was played on Music Television. It appeared pretty regularly on Headbangers Ball even though the headbanging part does not define this band. As far as their musical content goes, they pretty much like to sing about whatever they are thinking about at the time, whether it’s UFOs or Walt Disney. You never really know what you are going to get.
My only experience with this band live is when they opened up for Overkill in 1991…give or take a year. A band called Annacrusis also played that day. I think they are still out there too. Currently, Galactic Cowboys is not active anymore except for some reunion shows here and there, according to Wikipedia. If you have ever seen the movie Airheads, the band in the movie Sons of Thunder is actually Galactic Cowboys. There is some gee-whiz for you. Well, I hope you enjoyed your Galactic Cowboys song of the week. I hope it gets you safely to your weekend.
Here are a couple of vids for you. Enjoy!