The Cowboy Mouth was formed in 1994 by Grahame Skinner, who previously came to prominence as vocalist with Jazzateers then Hipsway. The songs featured on Life As A Dog were written and produced by Grahame and another former Jazzateers member - guitarist Douglas MacIntyre. Both Grahame and Douglas had previously worked together in White Savages, a short-lived New York loft influenced group. Yet another former Jazzateers member Mick Slaven played bass on the album, with Gordon Wilson drumming and Paul McGeechan on keyboards / distressed ambience. Life As A Dog was originally released on Hamburg label Marina, who also released material by fellow Scottish artists The Bathers, Sugartown, Malcolm Ross, among others.
My Life As A Dog has been remastered for vinyl by Paul McGeechan. With brand new sleeve art from Colin Cassells.