THE COWBOYS Jet City Rockers cd 1998 320 kbps
Here she comes / Girls like that / Crack of the whip / Wagons Ho / Blink of an eye / Rude boy* / Rock'n'roll cowboy° / Standing in the rain / Jet city rockers° /Doesn't matter to me / It's a riot¨ .
Produced by T. Date & E. Shapiro except ° by P. Speer , ¨by I. Fisher & R. Wilson & * by the Cowboys.
The Cowboys : Ian Fisher : vocals / Jeff Cerar & Ernie Shapiro: guitars , vocals / Jack Hanan : bass, vocals / Paul Brownlow : keyboards , vocals / Marty Waychoff , Mark Borden , Dean Helgeson & Mark Guenther : drums
The Cowboys were one of the influential rock bands out of Seattle (with the Heats : also a must !) during the span of 1979 through 1985 .The Cowboys were perhaps as motley a crew as has ever been assembled for a Northwest band. Singer Ian Fisher (R.I.P) was loud, boisterous, arrogant, and had a fake english accent : In short, he was everything a lead singer needed to be, and he was a commanding presence . The band mixed a little reggae with power-pop, and it was this knack for being populist that gained it such a large following . Their biggest hits were "Rude Boy" and "Girls Like That", both of which sound surprisingly catchy even today. Unfortunately, The Cowboys never got a major-label deal: they were at least as good as many of the bands that clogged the "Rock of the '80's" airwaves, and as a live band they were rivalled by few. Charles Cross