Cowgirl (song)

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"Cowgirl"
Underworld cowgirlGER.jpg
Single by Underworld
from the album dubnobasswithmyheadman
B-side "Rez", "Cowgirl" (Winjer Mix), "Cowgirl" (Irish Pub in Kyoto Mix)
Released September 1994
Format 12" vinyl, CD
Genre Progressive trance
Length 8:55
Label Junior Boy's Own, Wax Trax!, Intercord
Writer(s) Rick Smith, Karl Hyde, Darren Emerson
Producer(s) Rick Smith, Karl Hyde, Darren Emerson
Underworld singles chronology
"Dark & Long"
(1994)
"Cowgirl"
(1994)
"Dirty Epic" / "Cowgirl"
(1994)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]

"Cowgirl" is a song recorded by Underworld, originally released as a single in 1994. The track is from the band's 1993 album dubnobasswithmyheadman.

In Underworld's live performances, "Cowgirl" is often played with "Rez", as they share key elements and samples. The typical arrangement is to open with "Rez" and mix into "Cowgirl", with the "Rez" melody usually brought back at the climax. The track is usually labelled "Rez / Cowgirl" in fan-distributed bootlegs. This combination also appears on the live album Everything, Everything. Slant Magazine ranked the song number 27 in its 100 Greatest Dance Songs list, adding: "The jewel in the Orwellian dubnobasswithmyheadman’s crown was "Cowgirl"—everything, everything Underworld's thundering electronica has come to represent as a musical and political force."[2]

A key lyrical element in the song is Karl Hyde's repeated chant "Everything, everything."

Track listing[edit]

CD: Intercord / INT 825.421 (Germany)[edit]

  1. "Cowgirl" (album version) – 8:55
  2. "Cowgirl" (Irish Pub in Kyoto Mix) – 11:45
  3. "Cowgirl" (Winjer Mix) – 6:25
  4. "Rez" – 9:55

12": Intercord / INT 193.016 (Germany)[edit]

  1. "Cowgirl" (album version)
  2. "Cowgirl" (Irish Pub in Kyoto Mix)

12": Junior Boy's Own / JBO 1001 (UK)[edit]

Titled Cowgirl / Rez

  1. "Rez"
  2. "Cowgirl"

12": WaxTrax! TVT / TVT 8724-0 (USA)[edit]

  1. "Cowgirl" (Irish Pub in Kyoto Mix) – 11:45
  2. "Cowgirl" (Album Version) – 8:55
  3. "Cowgirl" (Winjer Mix) – 6:25

Cowgirl (Live)[edit]

"Cowgirl (Live)"
Underworld cowgirlReUK.jpg
Single by Underworld
B-side "Rez"
Released 2000
Format 12" vinyl, CD
Genre Progressive trance
Length 3:40
Label Junior Boy's Own
Writer(s) Rick Smith, Karl Hyde, Darren Emerson
Producer(s) Rick Smith, Karl Hyde, Darren Emerson
Underworld singles chronology
"8 Ball"
(2000)
"Cowgirl" (Live)
(2000)
"Two Months Off"
(2002)

"Cowgirl" (live) was a live recording of "Cowgirl" released by Underworld in 2000, taken from their live album Everything, Everything. It contains newly commissioned remixes of the original song as well as the live recording of "Rez"/"Cowgirl", as featured on the album and video release. The single peaked on the UK Singles Chart at number 24.[3]

Track listing[edit]

CD: Junior Boy's Own, JBO5012513 (UK) Part 1/2[edit]

  1. "Cowgirl" (edit) (live) – 3:40
  2. "Cowgirl" (Bedrock Mix) – 11:50
  • "Cowgirl" (edit) (enhanced live video)

CD: Junior Boy's Own, JBO5012618 (UK) Part 2/2[edit]

  1. "Cowgirl" (Futureshock Mix) – 8:26
  2. "Rez/Cowgirl" (live) – 11:32
  • "Rez/Cowgirl" (Enhanced live video)

CD: Junior Boy's Own, JBO5014828 (SE)[edit]

  1. "Cowgirl" (edit) (live) – 3:40
  2. "Cowgirl" (Bedrock Mix) – 11:50

CD: Junior Boy's Own, JBO5014823 (EU/AU); V2, V2CI 79 (JP)[edit]

  1. "Cowgirl" (edit) (live) – 3:40
  2. "Cowgirl" (Bedrock Mix) – 11:50
  3. "Cowgirl" (Futureshock Mix) – 9:30
  4. "Rez/Cowgirl" (live) – 11:32
  • "Cowgirl" (edit) (enhanced live video)

CD: Junior Boy's Own, JBO5012533P (UK) promo[edit]

  1. "Cowgirl" (edit) (live) – 3:40
  2. "Cowgirl" (Bedrock Mix) – 11:50
  3. "Cowgirl" (Futureshock Mix)" – 8:26

12": Junior Boy's Own, JBO5012516 (UK)[edit]

  1. "Cowgirl" (Bedrock Mix) – 11:50
  2. "Cowgirl" (Futureshock Mix) – 9:30

Charts[edit]

"Cowgirl (Live)"
Chart (2000) Peak
position
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[4] 79
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[5] 24

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Underworld Cowgirl". allmusic.com. AllMusic. Retrieved August 19, 2016. 
  2. ^ "100 Greatest Dance Songs". Slant Magazine. 30 January 2006. Retrieved 16 April 2011. 
  3. ^ "Chart Log UK". Retrieved 2008-06-21. 
  4. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Underworld – Cowgirl" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved 16 July 2016.
  5. ^ "Underworld: Artist Chart History" Official Charts Company. Retrieved 16 July 2016.

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