Cows ‎– Cunning Stunts

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Amphetamine Reptile Records ‎– AMREP 007
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Tracklist

A1 Heave Ho
A2 Walks Alone
A3 Contamination
A4 Mr. Cancelled
A5 Mine
A6 Midnight Cowboy
B1 Everybody
B2 Two Little Pigs
B3 The Woman Inside
B4 Terrifique
B5 Down Below
B6 Ort

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
AMREP 007 Cows Cunning Stunts(Cass) Amphetamine Reptile Records AMREP 007 US 1992 Sell This Version
MVD ITEM #AMREP007LP Cows Cunning Stunts(LP, Album, RE, Blu) Amphetamine Reptile Records, MVD Audio MVD ITEM #AMREP007LP US 2016 Sell This Version
MVD ITEM #AMREP007LP Cows Cunning Stunts(LP, Album, RE, Blu) Amphetamine Reptile Records, MVD Audio MVD ITEM #AMREP007LP US 2016 Sell This Version
AMREP007CD Cows Cunning Stunts(CD, Album, RE) Amphetamine Reptile Records AMREP007CD US 2016 Sell This Version
AMREP 007, ARR 28/182, AMREP-007 Cows Cunning Stunts(LP, Album) Amphetamine Reptile Records, Amphetamine Reptile Records, Amphetamine Reptile Records AMREP 007, ARR 28/182, AMREP-007 Europe 1992 Sell This Version

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March 5, 2010

The dentures in the glass on the cover of this record is the perfect logo for this uncompromising, destablishing, desperately funny and really alien music. The Cows play a strong and direct wall of sound, here and everywhere, with a surreal humour and a devastating but true sincerity. They are really out of any scheme (they are probably a bit out of mind, too) and you have simply to let your brain to follow the chaos generated by a degenerated bunch of songs that sound so extreme to become quasi-pop. The Cows are really and deeply punk, but they don’t play punk. Of course they made all the classic punk-things on the stage (to throw food, spit, jump on the crowd, etc.) and these are the only stereotypes that you can find in their 10-years-lasting unconventional career. Every record they released is wild and psychedelic, from ‘Taint Pluribus Taint Unum’ to the last ‘Sorry In Pig Minor’, through some masterpieces like ‘Cunning Stunts’, ‘Sexy Pee Story’ (another at least weird cover: on the rear, the singer is pissing on a paint in a museum…), ‘0rphan’s Tragedy’ or ‘Whorn’ (with the wonderful trumpet that seems more a kazoo and that the singer Shannon Selberg is clearly unable to play). They invented the noisy blues and suddenly devastated it. Could you listen to this music early in the morning while shaving yourself? No. Could you use this music as a soundtrack for a video in which you, drunk and half-naked, are making bad jokes at the marriage party of your best friend? Yes, it's perfect.
One reviewer wrote about the band’s shows: “I have no doubt that The Cows know how to play their instruments. What I don’t understand is why they refuse to tune them.”