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X-Rated Cowboys

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The best kept secret in music


"Great lost pub rock"

The X-Rated Cowboys' Saddest Day of the Year could be a candidate for the greatest lost pub-rock album, if it weren't created in 2003. Quinn Fallon's singing, Andy Harrison's gritty guitar, organ fills courtesy of Bob Hite and the muscular rhythm section of Ben Lamb and C. Douglas Wells all deserve mention. Together, they rock and give you the feeling that they are having the greatest time ever in the process. All of the elements are here: great, loose country-, roots- and blues-rock playing, choruses that force you to sing along, and songs you can care about even if the subject matter won't force Stephen Hawkins to lose one bit of sleep. Loveable losers, mates that won't go away despite wishing really hard, and celebrations of eviction are all here. Roots-rock fans, especially Rockpile fans (one of the greatest unheard bands), would do themselves a disservice by ignoring this record. - Miles of Music

"Sarcasm and the truth"

The smooth sounds do not overwhelm Quinn Fallon's lyrics -- he still finds a way to inject humor and sarcasm into the proceedings. Fallon often does it in the tradition of great country songs, which find a grain of truth in the wordplay: "I just can't wait/to never see you again" ("Just Can't Wait"); "I can try and say I'm sorry/but I'd rather just pick up the tab" ("Only Everyday"); and "every day is the saddest day of the year" ("Saddest Day"). My favorite of all is this one: "how is it everyone I know/is waiting on their big break/like an ordinary life/must have been a mistake." (from the lonely guy diatribe "High and Lonesome"). - www.fufkin.com


Saddest Day Of The Year, the second CD by the Ohio-based X-Rated Cowboys, is easy-on-the-ears, alt-country Brit pop. “Just Can’t Wait” has sweet harmonies but a funny and sour chorus: “I just can’t wait/to never see you again.” Sarcasm is back-burnered on “Drinkin’ For Two,” old school, cry-in-whatever-you’re-drinking honky tonk with some accordion to make it go down easier. The X-Rated Cowboys, by the way, aren’t cowboys or X-rated. Their name may not make sense but their album sure does. - Santa Monica Mirror

"Guitars soar and jangle"

Debut by new five-piece band from Columbus, Ohio led by singer and songwriter Quinn Fallon. Sound is somewhere between a rockier Joe Pernice and a mellow Replacements, which is a wonderful place indeed. Lyrically moving from the emotional and heartfelt to witty and ironic takes on life and love, sometimes mid-song. Guitars both soar ("Rear View Mirror") and jangle ("Goth Girl") in equal measures on thirteen tracks of extremely catchy country pop/rock. Pretty damn great, actually and highly recommended. - Americana-UK.com


"Honor Among Thieves" (2002)
(single) "End of the World" (heavy rotation on WWCD 101.1 FM and WCBE 90.5 FM in Columbus as well as numerous specialty shows on the Internet and around the world. Other songs receiving airplay include "Trans Am," "Cowboy Song," and "Goth Girl."

"Saddest Day of the Year" (2003)
(single) "Whoever You Are" (heavy rotation on WWCD 101.1 FM and WCBE 90.5 FM in Columbus as well as numerous specialty shows on the Internet and around the world. Other songs receiving airplay include "Just Can't Wait" and "Saddest Day." Produced by Dan Baird (Georgia Satellites, The Yayhoos).

"X-Rated Cowboys" (to be released, June, 2005)
Produced by Dan Baird (Georgia Satellites, The Yayhoos). Potential singles: "$100 Guitar," "Low Self-Esteem & Alcohol."


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Playing together for more than five years, The X-Rated Cowboys have won over fans across Ohio and (thanks to the Internet) the world with their blend of pop, rock, and a hint of twang. Drawing equally from the spirit of Bruce Springsteen and The Replacements, the band mixes the voice and songwriting of Quinn Fallon with the musical expertise of many of the city's most in-demand players.

Whether it is opening for national acts like Tenacious D and Dave Pirner to drawing more than 1,000 fans on their own for a record-release show, The X-Rated Cowboys have proved a popular live show, equal to the critical praise their albums have received from magazines, radio programmers, and Web scribes across the globe.

Download the MP3s, or hear more on the band's website at www.xratedcowboys.com, and catch the full skinny on what makes The X-Rated Cowboys move.