Alley Cats Return
:: 01 Nothing Means Nothing Anymore ::
:: 01 Give Me A Little Pain ::
:: 06 Nothing Means Nothing Anymore ::
:: 08 Give Me A Little Pain ::
One thing about alley cats; you can't get rid of them. You can throw old boots at them as they howl in the night perched on an old knot-holed fence, but you wind up hitting a metal trash can instead, causing even more racket. And still the alley cats howl.
Yes, I've seen too many old cartoons. Well anyway, I wrote this article nearly 2 years ago about a band called The Alley Cats, so for those of you who downloaded and love the 2 songs from that 7", or for those of you who were too young at the time, here's a repost of those two songs as well as the re-recorded versions from their 1981 album, Nightmare City.
At the time I was writing the original article, I was corresponding with a guy who is basically an archivist of the old Dangerhouse Records catalog, and he said that the Cats never did recreate the shear energy and raw power of that first session. I've since picked up copies of the Cats' two albums, and the two albums they made as The Zarkons and I can assure you that fellow is correct. I still have a thing for Randy Stodola's sandpaper vocals and Dianne Chai's hyper-jumpy bass lines though, and I miss those kids who burned out Hollywood style way too soon. Nothing truly means nothing anymore.