Cat Butt

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Cat Butt was a Seattle, Washington rock group formed in 1987. The band did a short west coast tour, and then went on to record their first full-length album, "Journey to the Center Of." It was produced by Jack Endino of Skin Yard. To promote the album the band did a large U.S. tour, before disbanding in late 1990. Although not achieving the success of other Sub Pop bands, they maintained a loyal cult following in the Pacific Northwest.

Members[edit]

  • Danny Bland — rhythm guitar
  • James Burdyshaw — guitar (formerly of 64 Spiders).
  • David Emanual Duet — vocals (formerly of Girl Trouble).
  • Dean Gunderson — bass
  • John Michael "Amerika" — rhythm guitar
  • Tom Price — rhythm guitar (formerly of The U-Men)
  • Charlie Ryan — Drums (formerly of The U-Men)
  • Erik "Erok" Peterson — drums

Personnel Changes[edit]

Cat Butt #1[edit]

First six months of 1987: The band on Sub Pop 200's "Big Cigar"

  • David Emmanuel Duet — vocals
  • James Burdyshaw — lead guitar
  • John Michael Amerika — rhythm guitar
  • Tom "Manny Eldorado" Price — bass
  • Charlie "Circus" Ryan — drums

Cat Butt #2[edit]

Late 1987 - Summer 1988: Played on single, "64 Funny Cars"

  • David Emmanuel Duet — vocals
  • James Burdyshaw — lead guitar
  • John Michael "Amerika" — rhythm guitar
  • Dean Gunderson — bass
  • Erik "Erok" Peterson — drums

Cat Butt #3[edit]

Summer 1988 - 1990: Played on SubPop Record "Journey To The Center Of Catbutt"

  • David Emmanuel Duet — vocals
  • James Burdyshaw — lead guitar
  • Danny Bland — rhythm guitar
  • Dean Gunderson — bass
  • Erik "Erok" Peterson — drums

After Cat Butt[edit]

Price continued to work with The U-Men. He then left to form The Kings of Rock, and in 1989, formed Gas Huffer. Ryan remained with the U-Men. Bland joined The Dwarves, and then joined the Best Kissers in the World, with Mark Wooten of Zipgun. He was later replaced by Paul Schurr of Flop, and is now the manager for the Supersuckers. Peterson went on to play with JTB, until 1993, and then The Purdins, until their disbandment in early 2000. Duet formed Bottle of Smoke, with Ryan and Price in the lineup, until their disbandment around 2004. Gunderson joined guitarist Tim Kerr in Austin to form Jack O' Fire, disbanding in 1996. Duet and Gunderson live in Los Angeles and formed the band Hot For Chocolate in 2006. Burdyshaw went on to form Yummy Fur, The Sinister Six, and his current band The Bug Nasties.

Discography[edit]

Full Lengths[edit]

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Singles[edit]

  • 64 Funny Cars/Hell's Half Acre Single, on (Penultimate) August 1988

Compilations[edit]

  • "Big Cigar" Sub Pop 200 Compilation, on (Sub Pop) December 1988

Trivia[edit]

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