Cows With Guns: The Cow Pie Nation Cowpilation (CD)
by Dana Lyons
Description: "A compilation of tunes from three of Dana's albums: Cows With Guns, Turn of the Wrench and Animal. Dana's best selling album.
Review(s): "Cows With Guns: The Cow Pie Nation Cowpilation is the CD to start with. Cows with Guns is a great song to spring on people unawares. More cow puns than you can shake an udder at, done in very hard-country Lorne Greene style. The song inspired the web site and a flash animation of The Meatrix. The lack of cow tipping is the only notable omission. A cut above the rest. (Sorry, couldn't resist.) He hid in the forest, read books with great zeal, he loved Che Guevera, a revolutionary veal, Cow Tse Tongue.
Lubricate the Red, White and Blue is a nice parody of rah-rah military songs. Precisely what we're in Iraq for is very much in question. No WMD, no peace in the country, heck gas prices have gone up. But I digress. R' is a trucking song about, of course, recreational vehicles, and adaptable to SUV travel. Commentary on the state of broadcast media is always welcome, and TV God slices and dices. There are songs about citizens protesting power lines by dismantling towers, getting rich from free trade if you don't care about the consequences and one for River Phoenix. Twelve cuts are listed on the cover, and the rest are silent until track 38, with is a five and a half-minute song about Canadian geese. Cows With Guns is a really wonderful album and highly recommended. --Baron Dave Romm, Shockwave Radio Theater
This album brilliantly mixes great melodious songs with intelligent funny lyrics. It's really catchy, smart and funny all at once. Lyons is a great songwriter who casts a satirical guitar over American foreign policy, advanced capitalist mayhem, and many other topics. He's even sincere on a couple of songs. Also, see the militant bovine revolt of Cows With Guns for a very different look at vegetarianism. This is an album (and also a man) who deserves to be very very very very successful. --A music fan