Garry Gray & Sacred Cowboys – Pay for it in the next life

Sacred Cowboys are an Australian post-punk and rock band formed by mainstay Garry Gray, as lead singer-songwriter, in 1982. The line-up has changed as the group splintered and reformed several times, being active from 1982 to 1985, 1987 to 1991, 1994 to 1997 and 2006 to 2008. The August 2006 line-up was Gray with Stephan Fidock on drums; Penny Ikinger on guitar; Spencer P. Jones on guitar; Nick Rischbieth on bass guitar; and Ash Wednesday on keyboards. Past members include: Johnny Crash (aka Janis Friedenfelds) on drums and Mark Ferrie on bass guitar, who were both ex-Models; Terry Doolan on guitar; Andrew Picouleau on bass guitar; and Ian Forrest on keyboards.

The group have issued six albums: Sacred Cowboys (1984), We Love You … Of Course We Do (1985), Trouble from Providence (August 1988), Things to Come (July 1996), Cold Harvest (January 2007) and 1982–85: Nailed to the Cross (February 2008). Australian musicologist, Ian McFarlane, described them as “one of the most confrontational live outfits” with their music as “mixed post-punk moodiness and country raunch over a mutant swamp-blues backbeat”.

Music by Sacred Cowboys with visualisation and editing by Napoleon Bonaparte. Smart Dog Video London (UK)

Post time: 03-10-2018