GAY COWBOYS IN BONDAGE: The Complete Silly Discography (1983-84): CD

I remember first seeing this band’s name on the Flipside Vinyl Fanzine Vol. 1 LP and thinking to myself, “That is a pretty funny name. They probably get a lot of shit for that.” Listening to the song “Domestic Battlefield” that is the first track here and was on the comp, brings back memories of an undefined scene. A punk band was a punk band and the scene was new, not segregated in sub-genres and it was exciting hearing about bands from other cities or countries. It was also easier being a goofball of a band without so many people getting uptight about it. I never did get any of this band’s output, which basically from what I can find, is a demo and a 7”. But being graciously chosen by Sir Bob Suren of Sound Idea/Burrito Records fame to be sent a review copy made me one happy camper! It’s got thirty-four tracks which include the infamous demo, 7” and live tracks to round things out. You can tell in their songs that they were out for a good time and nerds and outcasts knew how to have fun. This is not just for the old guys so they can listen and cry into their beer mugs. If you enjoy the silliness of the Dickies or the Descendents, this should be right up your alley. Order them direct because Bob is selling them on the cheap! Six bucks is one hella deal!

 –don (Burrito)