"Pussy Cats" Starring the Walkmen

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"Pussy Cats" Starring the Walkmen
Studio album by The Walkmen
Released October 24, 2006
Recorded 2006
Genre Indie rock
Length 39:39
Label Record Collection
The Walkmen chronology
A Hundred Miles Off
(2006)
Pussy Cats
(2006)
You & Me
(2008)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars link
The Austin Chronicle 2/5 stars Nov. 10, 2006
The A.V. Club B Nov. 7, 2006
Entertainment Weekly B Oct. 20, 2006
NOW 5/5 Nov. 16, 2006
Pitchfork Media 5.1/10 Oct. 24, 2006
PopMatters 5/10 Oct. 24, 2006
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars Sep. 21, 2006[dead link]
Stylus Magazine C Oct. 25, 2006
Tiny Mix Tapes 4/5 link

"Pussy Cats" Starring the Walkmen, often referred to as just Pussy Cats, is a cover album by The Walkmen, released in 2006 (see 2006 in music). The album is a song-for-song cover of the 1974 Harry Nilsson album Pussy Cats which was produced by John Lennon. The decision to cover the Pussy Cats album, which is a band favourite, started off as a joke that evolved into a full-fledged album released only 5 months after their previous record, A Hundred Miles Off.[1][2] The album also served as a last project for the band's studio, Marcata Recording. Marcata, which band members Matt Barrick, Paul Maroon and Walter Martin built in 1999, was located in a building owned by Columbia University, which took the property back in 2006.[1][3] The making of the album, which took "about ten days," was filmed by Norman "Rockwell" Coady and the footage was made into the documentary In Loving Recognition, included on the album's accompanying DVD.[2][3]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Original Artist Length
1. "Many Rivers to Cross"   Jimmy Cliff 4:46
2. "Subterranean Homesick Blues"   Bob Dylan 3:24
3. "Don't Forget Me"   Harry Nilsson 3:48
4. "All My Life"   Nilsson 3:07
5. "Old Forgotten Soldier"   Nilsson 4:34
6. "Save the Last Dance"   Doc Pomus, Mort Shuman 4:46
7. "Mucho Mungo/Mt. Elga"   John Lennon, Nilsson 3:57
8. "Loop De Loop"   Ted Vann 3:45
9. "Black Sails"   Nilsson 3:59
10. "Rock Around the Clock"   Jimmy DeKnight, Max C. Freedman 3:33

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

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  1. ^ a b Phillips, Amy (February 15, 2006). "The Walkmen Talk New Album, Other Projects". Pitchfork. Retrieved 2007-01-02. [dead link]
  2. ^ a b Phillips, Amy (August 14, 2006). "Walkmen Talk Pussy Cats; Exclusive Stream". Pitchfork. Archived from the original on November 11, 2006. Retrieved 2007-01-02. 
  3. ^ a b "Maracata Recording". Archived from the original on December 5, 2006. Retrieved 2007-01-02.