One of several musicians with this name active during the lively new wave years, this Bob Holmes earned the absurd description of the "cowboy Mick Jagger" through his activities with the band Rubber Rodeo. The adventures of this legendary clash between art students and country and western were followed by a more high-profile producing career including projects by David Bowie and k.d. lang. In the '90s, Holmes spent a great deal of time working on a Saturday morning cartoon show for children, Ranger Ralph and the Round-Up Ranch. He should not be confused with the Robert Holmes who played guitar with Til Tuesday and Cyndi Lauper. Although strongly influenced by bands such as Roxy Music, Devo, and the Talking Heads, Rubber Rodeo utilized both country and western song repertoire and, more importantly, the costuming that often goes along ...
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