Cunning Stunts (Cows album)

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Cunning Stunts
The Cows - Cunning Stunts.jpg
Studio album by Cows
Released September 9, 1992 (1992-09-09)
Recorded Mirror Image
(Minneapolis, MN)
Genre Noise rock, post-hardcore
Length 38:56
Label Amphetamine Reptile
Producer Iain Burgess
Cows chronology
Cunning Stunts
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Cunning Stunts is the fifth studio album by the Minneapolis-based noise rock band Cows, released on September 9, 1992 by Amphetamine Reptile Records.[2] It was their first album where they began developing real melodies and patterns instead of their usual blasts of noise. The switch to producer Iain Burgess brought an increase in sound quality from previous albums. It is no longer in print; however, it is available online at, on Windows Media Player 10 and on iTunes.

The title is a spoonerism of the term "stunning cunts."

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Cows, except "Midnight Cowboy" by John Barry.

No. Title Length
1. "Heave Ho" 2:08
2. "Walks Alone" 2:47
3. "Contamination" 3:11
4. "Mr. Cancelled" 4:19
5. "Mine" 3:31
6. "Midnight Cowboy" 2:50
7. "Everybody" 3:01
8. "Two Little Pigs" 3:00
9. "The Woman Inside" 2:34
10. "Terrifique" 3:15
11. "Down Below" 4:06
12. "Ort" 4:22


Adapted from the Cunning Stunts liner notes.[3]

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Format Catalog
United States 1992 Amphetamine Reptile CD, CS, LP AMREP 007


  1. ^ Dougan, John. "Cows: Cunning Stunts > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved July 4, 2015. 
  2. ^ Edgerton, Robin; Robbins, Ira (2007). "Cows". Trouser Press. Retrieved July 4, 2015. 
  3. ^ Cunning Stunts (booklet). Cows. Minneapolis, Minnesota: Amphetamine Reptile Records. 1992. 

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