Cunning Stunts (Cows album)

Cunning Stunts is the fifth studio album by the Minneapolis-based noise rock band Cows, released on September 9, 1992 by Amphetamine Reptile Records.[3] It was their first album where they began developing real melodies and patterns instead of their usual blasts of noise. The switch to producer Iain Burgess brought an increase in sound quality from previous albums. It is no longer in print; however, it is available online at, on Windows Media Player 10 and on iTunes.

Cunning Stunts
The Cows - Cunning Stunts.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 9, 1992 (1992-09-09)
RecordedMirror Image
(Minneapolis, MN)
GenreNoise rock,[1] post-hardcore
LabelAmphetamine Reptile
ProducerIain Burgess
Cows chronology
Cunning Stunts
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[2]

The title is a spoonerism of the term "stunning cunts". The band Caravan used this title for their 1975 album.

Track listingEdit

All tracks are written by Cows, except "Midnight Cowboy" by John Barry.

1."Heave Ho"2:08
2."Walks Alone"2:47
4."Mr. Cancelled"4:19
6."Midnight Cowboy"2:50
8."Two Little Pigs"3:00
9."The Woman Inside"2:34
11."Down Below"4:06


Adapted from the Cunning Stunts liner notes.[4]

Release historyEdit

Region Date Label Format Catalog
United States 1992 Amphetamine Reptile CD, CS, LP AMREP 007


  1. ^ Earles, Andrew (March 31, 2015). "The Revival of Cherubs". Pitchfork. Retrieved October 16, 2017.
  2. ^ Dougan, John. "Cows: Cunning Stunts > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved July 4, 2015.
  3. ^ Edgerton, Robin; Robbins, Ira (2007). "Cows". Trouser Press. Retrieved July 4, 2015.
  4. ^ Cunning Stunts (booklet). Cows. Minneapolis, Minnesota: Amphetamine Reptile Records. 1992.CS1 maint: others (link)

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