As the years went on there were more songs, more girls, and of course, in the end, cows. But now we're getting a little ahead of ourselves.
In the 1970s Richard failed as a songwriter. He believes this was largely due to the lack of cow songs in his repertoire. "...I flat out didn't recognize the significance of having a couple of fucking heiffer tunes."
In the 1980s he did a turn as a writer for TV's "Love Boat." "...I didn't last long... I always wanted to kill off Gopher." He also wrote and performed political satire on LA radio KROQ. "...At the time, I thought only eight or nine people were listening...over the years, it turns out, it was almost twice that many."
Suddenly, in the late '80s, everything changed. "I married a girl from Frisco... I made a lot of drives through California's Central Valley... I saw a lot of cows." The rest, as they say, is history yet to be made. On his new Gadfly release, "Girls N' Cows" he worries "I still think I may be a little light on the cow songs... there's only one really." However, a growing list of fans believe that Richard will soon remedy that little problem too.