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Hey Hey We're the Cowlicks

by The Cowlicks

This is the long awaited new Cowlicks album. Basic tracks were recorded under the direction of Jack Douglas, and this disc features the hot picking of Todd Novak. Mike Anderson, Dan Newitt, and James Nash of the Waybacks.
Genre: Country: Alt-Country
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Cow-abunga
3:11 $0.99
2. Jimi Hendrix Owes Me $10
3:12 $0.99
3. To Love Somebody
4:00 $0.99
4. Store No More
3:27 $0.99
5. You're Goin' Nowhere
4:03 $0.99
6. The Legend of the Great Manjo
2:41 $0.99
7. Talkin' Trash
3:08 $0.99
8. Do Anything for You
3:00 $0.99
9. Hey Hey We're the Cowlicks
2:07 $0.99
10. It's a Long Road
2:33 $0.99
11. You Don't Know Me
5:21 $0.99
12. Sweet Emotion
2:48 $0.99
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Album Notes
"Holy cow, man! How come The Cowlicks aren't famous? 'Hey Hey We're The Cowlicks' is the finest Americana recording to come out of the SF/Bay Area music scene in a long, long time. No Monkee business here, just lots of great singing, writing, twanging guitars and sweet emotion. Go and watch them sing and play!"
Larry Carlin, Carltone's Corner

The Cowlicks have always been good, but their new CD, 'Hey Hey We're the Cowlicks' is even more gooder.
The Core group of Todd Novak, Mike Anderson and Dan Newitt along with special guests have realy gelled into
something that could only be described as great! I highly recomend this for the Alternative Country fan...5 Moo's
Oscar Hox KFJC Radio 89.7, Foothill College, CA

The best one yet! Two great covers, along with 10 wonderful original tunes. All top notch songs.
Jon Berke KALX Radio 90.7, Berkeley CA

Bootliquor gives The Cowlicks Hey Hey We're The Cowlicks a warmly intoxicated four empty whiskey bottles out of 4 rating
Roy at Bootliquor Internet radio

The new CD "Hey Hey We're The Cowlicks" just blows me away! One great song after the other, and these guys have once again taken things to the next level. Such a keeper. Love these guys!
Wesley Robertson KVMR Radio 89.5 Nevada City, CA

AMAZING NEW CD! I just picked up my copy and I really love it!
THE COWLICKS are one of those bands that simply can't be defined by the limits of any single musical genre - they do it all; hard-core country classics, blistering classic rock covers in a country-rock style, banjo pickin' bluegrass numbers, and foot stompin', beer drinkin', laugh out load alt-country tunes.
Shelby Ash/Shelby Ash presents/The Music Store S.F.

Keep on lickin' fellers, What a great CD..Fun Lyrics and as always HOT pickin' !
Cow-abunga indeed..
Unkle Sherman KPIG Radio 107.5 Freedom CA

The Cowlicks are a perfect example of the crazy, wonderful things that can happen when you put guys and guitars together. Their latest release, Hey Hey We're the Cowlicks is a rockin' good country road trip, with Ralph Stanley, Jimi Hendrix and Aerosmith along for the ride, backed by a soundtrack of original, twangy, dastardly clever tunes. Have a Cow!
Chuck Poling/ California Bluegrass Association

Hey Hey Hey we're back again. Todd Novak, Dan Newitt and Mike Anderson are proud to announce the long awaited release of our 3rd album. Hey Hey We're The Cowlicks!
Will we get our own tv show? Who Knows?

"Cant resist a track called "Psychedelic Servive Station by The Cowlicks. They're obviously off their trolleys. Love em' for it! BBC Radio, Trailer Star Lounge

New release by the winners of the California Music Award for "Outstanding Country/Alt. Country Album of 2004"

April 2006: Hot off the presses, less than a week from the factory, California DJs are saying:

"I think this is the one that is going to push them into the bigtime. I hope so, they deserve it."
-Peggy O' of KFJC's "Out Behind The Barn"

"Psychedelic Service Station reminds me why I love these guys! Gram Parsons would be proud!"
-Wesley Robertson of KVMR's "Rockin' and Stompin"

More about the Cowlicks and Todd Novak's music:

"This Quintet delivers catchy, countrified gems dripping with slide and mandolin mastery."

"This isn't just pure countrified roots music: The song writing is so good, and the playing so
intense, you think you are hearing a rocker who could be the next Tom Petty.. If Hank Williams
and Tom Petty met, got trashed, and ended up jammin', it might have come out like this."
-Brad Kava, San Jose Mercury News

"The Cowlicks take the bull by the horns to corral a spot on the alt. country music map"
-Rick DelVecchio, San Francisco Chronicle

"A sweet slice of Byrds-flavored pie; classic/cosmic California tunefulness."
-Eric Babcock, Catamount Records

The Cowlicks debut cd "CWA"-Cowboys with Attitude" won the California Music Award for "Outstanding
Country/Alt. Country Album of 2004 (formerly the Bammies) beating out five other nominees including
Merle Haggard and Buck Owens.

The band was voted "Best of the East Bay 2003 by the East Bay Express who state: "The Cowlicks ooze twang
easily, and are unpretentious to a fault. They can write the catchy hell out of a song."



to write a review

Ed Shuttleworth

Another Triumph
I own all three Cowlicks releases--each one has it's own character and focus--to me this one is the most eclectic and mature of the three, from Todd's return to his beloved surf music (of which he is an unqualified master) with the rousing "Cow-Abunga" to a fabulous cover of "Sweet Emotion". And in between--the Cowlicks own unique (alt) take on classic country which is rich in great lyrical imagery and top-notch musicianship. Each cd is fab, tho--and well worth the price.

Doug Tabner

Get out your credit card...
It's tempting to say this is the best Cowlicks album yet, but then you realize that would be a disservice to the first two, which were also great.

On the surface, this appears to be, both musically and lyrically, the most flippant Cowlicks album to date. And while it is no doubt the most light-hearted, the more you listen to it the more you realize that there are many layers to it. After the first couple of listens you begin to realize that lyrics that at first seem almost silly in fact have a depth to them. A perfect example is Store No More.

The same can be said for the music. At first it sounds like fun, foot-stompin' infectious twang. Which it is, but repeated listens reveal a deep excellence in musicianship.

I can't say that if you're new to the Cowlicks this is the place to start, because you could start with any of their albums and the end will be the same; before long you'll buy the other two. Just save time and buy them all.

Doug Tabner

Another home run for the Cowlicks
Plainly put, this is a fantastic album. It's fun and accessible on the first listen, but subsequent listens peel back layer upon layer of superb musicianship and clever, literate lyrics. Not an album you're likely to tire of quickly; After a dozen or so listens over the span of a week, I still enjoy it more and more with each listen.

jonathan berke

The best one yet!!!
The Cowlicks, “Hey, Hey We’re The Cowlicks [Tres Payasos].
Alt-country/rock band 3rd release includes a title track created at kalx for a station ID with different lyrics, two great covers,” To Love Somebody” (Bee Gees) and “Sweet Emotion”
(Arrowsmith), along with ten wonderful original songs. All top notch songs.