"Pussy Cats" Starring the Walkmen

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"Pussy Cats" Starring the Walkmen
Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 24, 2006
GenreIndie rock
LabelRecord Collection
The Walkmen chronology
A Hundred Miles Off
"Pussy Cats" Starring the Walkmen
You & Me
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Review scores
Allmusic3.5/5 stars link
The Austin Chronicle2/5 stars Nov. 10, 2006
The A.V. ClubB Nov. 7, 2006
Entertainment WeeklyB Oct. 20, 2006
NOW5/5 Nov. 16, 2006
Pitchfork Media5.1/10 Oct. 24, 2006
PopMatters5/10 Oct. 24, 2006
Rolling Stone3/5 stars Sep. 21, 2006
Stylus MagazineC Oct. 25, 2006
Tiny Mix Tapes4/5 link

"Pussy Cats" Starring the Walkmen, often referred to as just Pussy Cats, is a cover album by The Walkmen, released in 2006. 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.[2][3] 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.[2][4] 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.[3][4]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleOriginal ArtistLength
1."Many Rivers to Cross"Jimmy Cliff4:46
2."Subterranean Homesick Blues"Bob Dylan3:24
3."Don't Forget Me"Harry Nilsson3:48
4."All My Life"Nilsson3:07
5."Old Forgotten Soldier"Nilsson4:34
6."Save the Last Dance"Doc Pomus, Mort Shuman4:46
7."Mucho Mungo/Mt. Elga"John Lennon, Nilsson3:57
8."Loop de Loop"Ted Vann3:45
9."Black Sails"Nilsson3:59
10."Rock Around the Clock"Jimmy DeKnight, Max C. Freedman3:33



  1. ^ ""Pussy Cats" Starring The Walkmen by The Walkmen". Retrieved October 3, 2016.
  2. ^ a b Phillips, Amy (February 15, 2006). "The Walkmen Talk New Album, Other Projects". Pitchfork. Archived from the original on January 28, 2008. Retrieved January 2, 2007.
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ a b "Maracata Recording". Archived from the original on December 5, 2006. Retrieved 2007-01-02.