"Galactic Cowboys" were a heavy metal band based in Houston, Texas. They combined progressive metal with a style of vocals influenced by The Beatles and the heavy playing style of thrash bands such as Anthrax .
''Galactic Cowboys'' was formed in 1989/1990 in Houston, Texas by bassist Monty Colvin and singer drummer Alan Doss, after being together in ''The Awful Truth''. After that band broke up, they added singer Ben Huggins and guitarist Dane Sonnier. They tried to use the name ''Houston Astros'' but changed it to GC when they find out that one was taken.
In 1990, the band was signed to DGC and released their eponymous debut album in 1991. Despite some favorable criticism, the band was ignored by the label due to the success of Nirvana's ''Nevermind'' during that same time. After poor sales and some touring, they returned to the studio and released ''Space In Your Face'' in 1993. The album garnered some minor hits for the band with "If I Were A Killer" and "I Do What I Do", both of which received regular airplay at MTV and the now-defunct radio station ZROCK respectively. At this point, the band was dropped from DGC and guitarist Dane Sonnier left the band.
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