New Wave is the 1993 debut album by British alternative rock band The Auteurs. The album was shortlisted for the 1993 Mercury Prize. It is now included in the 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die list. All songs written by Luke Haines.
Now I'm a Cowboy" is the second álbum to come out of the dark mind behind the Auteurs,Luke Haines, and it's almost as impressive as their debut. Even if they didn't reach the commercial heights of other similar acts the Auteurs remain one of the quintessential british acts of the 90's reaching for inspiration in the Kinks or David Bowie but often transfiguring their influences into much darker visions via Luke Haines' vitriolic songwriting. If there is a CD which would have to be a standard issue in the world this would be it! Now im a cowboy is the best CD i have ever purchased. Just the front cover and the title is powerful enough to make you think how lucky you are not to be in the boys position. Then we move onto the music.
The Auteurs – Now I'm A Cowboy. Label: Hut Recordings – CDHUT 16, Virgin – 7243 8 39597 2 3. Format: CD, Album. Album starts with a song "Lenny Valentino" about Rudolf Valentino, Italian-born . motion-picture actor who was idolised as the Great Lover of the 1920s and his sudden death from a ruptured ulcer at age 31 caused world-wide hysteria, several suicides, and riots at his lying in state, which attracted a crowd that stretched for eleven blocks
On the Auteurs’ bittersweet sophomore album, Now I’m a Cowboy, singer-guitarist Luke Haines pairs the melodic gifts of Ray Davies with the sardonic soul of Lou Reed as he takes deadly aim at bohemians ( Chinese Bakery ), the rich ( Upper Classes ), and himself ( New French Girlfriend ). The Auteurs’ vision is austere, and joyless, yet curiously compelling. Fans of wryly stylized British pop should take note. A- -TS. Now I'm a Cowboy.
Auteurs, The Now I'm A Cowboy Brainchild Some of the things a cowboy do To make you howl out at the moon And blush. You´re a thief with style. Your unfaithful sertvants calling you In and out of your blind spot out of view I think you´de better turn a leaf The poet is the only thief What patti says patti does No mothers son will let you forget it Brainchild.
Now I'm a Cowboy is the 1994 second album by British alternative rock band The Auteurs. On 2 June 2014 Now I'm a Cowboy was reissued alongside After Murder Park and How I Learned to Love the Bootboys. The reissue features unreleased songs and linear notes written by Luke Haines. It was released through 3 Loop Music. Original 1994 CD/LP (CDHUT16/HUTLPX16). Lenny Valentino" – 2:20. I'm a Rich Man's Toy" – 2:54. New French Girlfriend" – 4:15.
|3||I'm A Rich Man's Toy||2:54|
|4||New French Girlfriend||4:15|
|5||The Upper Classes||6:46|
|7||A Sister Like You||2:48|
|9||Life Classes / Life Model||4:02|
|11||Daughter Of A Child||2:36|
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – Virgin Records Ltd.
- Copyright (c) – Virgin Records Ltd.
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – Hut Recordings
- Copyright (c) – Hut Recordings
- Recorded At – The Town House
- Recorded At – Protocol Studios
- Recorded At – Milo Studios
- Published By – Polygram Music Publishing Ltd.
- Made By – EMI Uden
- Bass – Alice Readman
- Cello, Organ [Hammond] – James Banbury
- Design [Sleeve Design] – Andrew Biscomb, Peter Barrett
- Drums – Barney Crockford*
- Engineer – Phil Vinall
- Engineer [Assistant] – Giles Hall, Pete Hoffman*
- Guitar, Piano, Vocals – Luke Haines
- Oboe – Belinda Sykes
- Percussion – Joe Beckett
- Photography By – Stefan De Batselier
- Producer – Luke Haines, Phil Vinall
- Saxophone – Louise Elliott
- Written-By – Luke Haines
NotesPrinted and made in Holland like this release but different price code (PM 527 instead of PM 500).
Recorded at the Townhouse, Protocol, Milo.
Includes 8 page booklet with album lyrics and credits.
℗ 1994 Virgin Records Ltd. T / A Hut Recordings. © 1994 Virgin Records Ltd. T / A Hut Recordings. Lyrics reproduced by kind permission of Polygram Music Publishing Ltd.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode (Text): 7 24383 95972 3
- Barcode (Scanned): 724383959723
- Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): 839597 2 @ 1 1-1-2-NL
- Matrix / Runout (Variant 2): 839597 2 @ 1 1-1-3-NL
- Matrix / Runout (Variant 3): 839597 2 @ 1 1-1-1-NL
- Rights Society: BIEM/STEMRA
- Label Code: LC 3098
- Price Code: PM 527
|CDHUT 16, 7243 8 39597 2 3||The Auteurs||Now I'm A Cowboy (CD, Album)||Hut Recordings, Virgin||CDHUT 16, 7243 8 39597 2 3||UK||1994|
|VJCP-25124||The Auteurs||Now I'm A Cowboy (CD, Album)||VC Records Ltd.||VJCP-25124||Japan||1994|
|HUS CD2, 7243 8 39597 2 3||The Auteurs||Now I'm A Cowboy (CD, Album)||Hut Recordings USA, Vernon Yard Recordings||HUS CD2, 7243 8 39597 2 3||US||1994|
|none||The Auteurs||Now I'm A Cowboy (Cass, Promo)||Vernon Yard Recordings, Virgin||none||US||1994|
|CDHUT 16, 7243 8 39597 2 3||The Auteurs||Now I'm A Cowboy (CD, Album, RE)||Hut Recordings, Virgin||CDHUT 16, 7243 8 39597 2 3||Europe||Unknown|