Remembering Bill Paxton's 1980s New Wave Band Martini Ranch

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Bill Paxton at TCL Chinese Theatre on Jan. 25, 2016 in Hollywood, Calif. 

Before becoming a household name for his acting roles in movies like Aliens, Titanic, and Twister, Bill Paxton was also a member of 1980s New Wave band Martini Ranch.

Paxton recently died after complications from surgery. He was 61.

The duo, which comprised Paxton and Andrew Todd Rosenthal, released its debut album, Holy Cow, on Sire/Warner Bros. Records in the late ’80s. The album featured Devo’s Alan Myers and Mark Mothersbaugh on the single “How Can the Labouring Man Find Time for Self Culture?” Others to appear on the album included Cindy Wilson of the B-52’s and actors Judge Reinhold and Bud Cort.

Watch the James Cameron-directed music video for Martini Ranch’s song “Reach” below.