Comprised of former members of some of the most notorious punk and new wave bands in Melbourne (Australia), The Sacred Cowboys began as a recreational outfit playing covers by the likes of The Stranglers and the Velvet Underground.
They developed into a tense, electric, country-inflected punk band with several singles, including the classic Nothing Grows In Texas (November 1982) and a self-titled 1983 mini-album to their credit.
Singer Garry Gray often endeared himself to audiences by leaping offstage with a switched-on chainsaw.
The band line-up changed and the group splintered and reformed several times, being active from 1982 to 1985, 1987 to 1991, 1994 to 1997 and 2006 to 2008.
Janis Friedenfelds (Johnny Crash)