The Horse That Bud Bought

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The Horse That Bud Bought
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Studio album by Galactic Cowboys
Released July 15, 1997
Genre Heavy Metal
Length 57:03
Label Metal Blade
Producer Alan Doss and Brian Garcia
Galactic Cowboys chronology
Feel The Rage (EP)
(1996)Feel The Rage (EP)1996
The Horse That Bud Bought
At The End Of The Day
(1998)At The End Of The Day1998
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
The Phantom Tollbooth link
Cross Rhythms (10/10)[1]
Allmusic 3/5 stars[2]

The Horse That Bud Bought is the fourth studio album from heavy metal band Galactic Cowboys. The album title comes from the lyrics to the song "Oregon", which the title is also based on.[3] The song is derived real life events where bassist Monty Colvin and his family (mother and father) sold all of their worldly goods and joined a cult that lived in a commune up in the mountains of Oregon. The cult leader was upset that Monty's father had bought him a horse and told him he had to give it to the whole 'family'.[3]


  • The cover art was painted by bassist Monty Colvin.
  • The song "Tilt-A-Whirl" contains a recorded sample of an actual Tilt-a-whirl carnival ride.
  • The outro to the song "My Life" contains lyrics from the band's song "Still Life of Peace" sung to the tune of The Beatles' "Blue Jay Way".
  • The Japanese version of this album contained the bonus track "Every Knee".
  • The title to the song "The Buzz" comes from the nickname of an old rock station in Houston

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Tilt-A-Whirl" Farkas, Huggins, Doss 3:22
2. "Evil Twin" Colvin 3:07
3. "Oregon" Colvin 4:31
4. "The Buzz (Coughing)" Colvin, Huggins 1:26
5. "Tomorrow" Colvin 4:49
6. "Ribbon" Huggins, Colvin, Doss, Farkas 5:03
7. "Breakthrough" Doss, Huggins, Farkas 3:38
8. "Bound" Colvin, Huggins 4:36
9. "Media Slant" Colvin, Huggins 3:10
10. "Mona Lisa" Colvin 6:08
11. "I Can't Wait" Huggins, Colvin, Doss, Farkas 3:26
12. "Trip On Love" Doss, Huggins, Farkas 4:04
13. "You've Changed" Colvin, Huggins 3:43
14. "My Life" Farkas, Colvin, Huggins, Doss 6:00


  • Ben Huggins – Vocals, guitar
  • Wally Farkas – Guitar, vocals, keys
  • Monty Colvin – Bass, vocals
  • Alan Doss – Drums, vocals, keys


  1. ^ Figgis, Alex (1 August 1997). "Review: The Horse That Bud Bought - Galactic Cowboys | Cross Rhythms". Retrieved 17 August 2014. 
  2. ^ Huey, Steve. "The Horse That Bud Bought - Galactic Cowboys | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards | AllMusic". Retrieved 17 August 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "Galactic Cowboys". HM Magazine (67). September–October 1997. ISSN 1066-6923. Archived from the original on September 18, 2000. Retrieved 2007-04-24. 

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