Richard Goldman

Girls N' Cows

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Californian Richard Goldman is a one-man pop army. Writing, singing and playing virtually everything on GIRLS N' COWS himself, he displays a rapier-like wit easily matched by his cunning pop sensibilities. Goldman's outrageous sense of humor permeates every track, no matter what the setting of the song. From the twisted country of "The Good Years" to the twisted folk of "Zsa Zsa" to the twisted pop of "Elevator Music," Goldman turns the ears and mind of the listener inside out several times during the course of a song.

All of his humorous acumen would be for naught were it not for his winning knack with a melody. Even a song like "All Of Her Girlfriends Are Brain Dead," that leads off with "She looked like a girl with a lot on her mind/but that's where the parallel ended" would be no more than a clever construct without Goldman's seemingly endless supply of frothy pop hooks. GIRLS N' COWS is a nonstop pop tour de force.

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