Frank "Gichy Dan" Passalaqua was a member of ZE team of musicians, playing on Kid Creole, Cristina, Aural Exciters' albums. This debut leftfield of disco 12 inch single on ZE records is written by Ron Rogers, who also will writte & co-produced with August Darnell, "Gichy Dan Beachwood # 9", Gichy's first album. "Cowboys & Gangsters" has been selected by DFA's James Murphy & Pat Mahoney on their new mix album : FabricLive 36. Great Mutant Disco tracks remastered from original tapes.
"If Elvis was the bridge to white audiences for black music and performers, Gichy Dan was to be the inoffensive way to crossover Darnell's apocryphal troops of south-sea islanders, Caribbean natives,chino-clad immigrants, and zoot-suited fancy men." (Carol Cooper : Village Voice 1982)