The Alien Cowboys hail from the San Francisco Bay Area, where they are combining 21st Century chops and recording techniques with classic pop arrangements and memorable melodies. The result is an eclectic blend of musical styles that draws its inspiration from the best traditions of the old school instrumental bands updated with today's sounds and technology. It's an approach that is at once original and fresh, yet somehow familiar. The 'Cowboys' ain't shred-tastic, and that's not what they're trying to do. This is an album's worth of glorious instrumental rock that's eclectic without being snooty about it. They remind me of latter day Joe Satriani jamming with The Mermen, and brother, there ain't nothin' wrong with that. There's no actual 'jamming', like all those tedious nouveau hippie bands. But there is a preponderance of great melodies and cool solos, and it's great fun to listen to while hittin' the highway. Worth a listen.
1. Escape From Onlyon 2. Bondage 3. Flight 222 4. Hey, Bulldog 5. You Want It, You Got It 6. Battle Of The Planets 7. Milky Way 8. Spanish Castle Magic 9. Little Wonder 10. Telestar 11. Lift