'BAD PUSSY' Review by Amanda Steele (Psychomama!):
So when Mick from Flying Saucer records sent me this I was more than a little excited because I've heard good stuff about this band.
And now I can hear why. Theres no doubting this bands influences and its very much your rock n roll/rockabilly scene they draw from.
In some respects they remind me of Nigel Lewis era Meteors. - Not in sound but in attitude. It just has a similar vibe in that it feels throughly refreshing despite its old sound. Prehaps it's just me but I throughly enjoy listening to this cd and its been on heavy rotation in the two weeks I've had it.
Songs like Crypt Zombie Hula make me want to dance on my chair and sing along in a manner that should only be performed behind closed doors and curtains with no one watching and anything that makes me wanna do that can only be a good thing. It's that right amount of sleaze that makes you feel liek you should be just that little more naughty. The Cramps got that magic as does early Rev. Horton Heat.
Theres so many hints to some of my all time fave bands here. I can hear some wonderful elements of the Clash here to. But when I make references to these bands as I say before. Its not so much they sound too similar to them, its that they capture that vibe I look for in a band.
I think what sets them apart from so many other bands I listen to is the distinct lack of Upright bass. And I have to admit though I'm a HUGE fan of the upright this makes such a refreshing change. Musically and technically they keep it real simple in order to capture the most flavour.
And in a lot of cases - Hey this is music to strip kiss and fuck to!
Congratulations Deadcats - you're my band of the week!!
Stand out Tracks: Crypt Zombie Hula, Heading Out On The Road
Psychomamas Rating: 10 dead brownie points
BUCKET O'LOVE reviews: MILLIONS OF DEAD CATS reviews:
SOUTHERN & ROCKING magazine, U.K.:
'Wow, What a classy album of promising power from this Vancouver based Canadian foursome. They open up letting rip with a powerful stomping rocker at a mid-tempo...this band's got bollocks!!! Great stuff, kicking arse on all fronts! (Marc Fenech)
SOMETHING ELSE magazine, Canada:
'Going Down to Memphis' gives a fast-spirited image of cruising down to the cradle of rockabilly with Joey Ramone screaming in one ear, and Scotty Moore riffing in the other. The CD contains 15 songs that owe as much to Buddy Holly and Link Wray as to the Cramps and The Ramones!
DEATHROW DATABASE (U.K.):
This Canadian four-piece kicks serious ass and from the photos I've seen it looks like their live shows are mad too! Good songs, good musicianship, and good sound.
FLIPSIDE magazine (California):
Great beer-soaked rockabilly fuzz!
...tasty, skillfully-played rockabilly, psychobilly, and honky-tonk country, this music is great.
...the legions of greasers will surely approve of this!
CUSTOMBUILT magazine, Finland:
2nd release from this Canadian rocka /psycho /punka /surfabilly combo. And, like the first one, they are right on track. 2 loud rockin' guitars, drums, great vocals, and a washtub bass (!!) make this bands sound very cool and unique. They are covering the Cramps, Sonics and Vince Taylor here for example, and a whole bunch of hard rockin' originals too. This band can definitely rock!!!