Awful Truth>>GALACTIC COWBOYS - USA

Galactic Cowboys - 1991 - Geffen
Space In Your Face - 1993 - Geffen
Machine Fish - 1996 - Metal Blade
The Horse That Bud Bought - 1997 - Metal Blade
At The End Of The Day - 1998 - Metal Blade
Let It Go - 2000 - Metal Blade
Long Way Back To The Moon – 2017 - Mascot

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Members
Vocals
Gristle>>BEN HUGGINS>>Gristle - Awful Truth, Crunchy>>MONTY COLVIN>>Crunchy

Guitar
Dane Sonnier>>Atomic Opera, The Sonnier Brothers Band - Wally Farkas>>Xenuphobe, dUg Pinnick - Atomic Opera, The Sonnier Brothers Band>>DANE SONNIER


Bass
Awful Truth, Crunchy>>MONTY COLVIN>>Crunchy

Drum
Awful Truth>>Alan Doss - King's X, Poundhound>>Jerry Gaskill>>King's X, Poundhound - Awful Truth>>ALAN DOSS





History & Biography
Galactic Cowboys, whose name is a nod to NASA's and cowboys' presence in the band's home state of Texas, was a Christian hard rock band with more critical acclaim than sales. The band managed to veer between commercialism and progressiveness during its career.

Galactic Cowboys was first heard through the Why Can't You Believe In Me demo of 1989. This demo led to a major recording contract with Geffen. The group toured in support of the debut with Overkill and Anacrusis. The band opened for King's X and Dream Theater. Yet, and for the aforementioned reasons, the act was dropped following Space In Your Face and migrated to Metal Blade - not before losing a guitarist and splitting for a short period however. Coincidentally the pre-Galactic Cowboys band Awful Truth had an album on Metal Blade in 1989.

The band called it a day in early 2000. The band members were critical of Metal Blade. Colvin formed a band called Crunchy and Huggins became a soundman. Incidentally, Huggins is related to Eric Singer of Kiss.

Texas-based band Galactic Cowboys reunited in the spring of 2009 for three concerts that August in Houston, Dallas, and Austin. The band was back and had signed with Mascot in 2017. The band's original line-up of singer Ben Huggins, guitarist Dane Sonnier, bassist Monty Colvin and drummer Alan Doss would release its first album in almost two decades, called Long Way Back To The Moon, on November 17th. Partly owing to the pandemic the band became inactive and, to boot, Ben Huggins posted, and the band reposted, something about how being able to mingle and drink is "freedom" while others outside Texas are not free. This was in December 2021. Dane reported having COVID-19 and being down for three weeks in the summer of 2022.


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