The Adventures of MC Skat Kat and the Stray Mob

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The Adventures of MC Skat Kat and the Stray Mob
Skatkat.jpg
Studio album by MC Skat Kat
Released 1991
Genre Hip hop
Length 50:03
Label Virgin Records
Producer Paula Abdul

The Adventures of MC Skat Kat and the Stray Mob is a 1991 album from fictional rapper MC Skat Kat.

Background[edit]

The album came about as the result of Paula Abdul's hugely successful "Opposites Attract" video of 1990, which was directed by Michael Patterson and Candace Reckinger. The Stray Mob consists of fictional characters Fatz, Taboo, Micetro, Leo, Katleen, and Silk, the first three of whom appeared in the "Opposites Attract" music video. Abdul's lone vocal appearance can be heard in the track "On the Prowl." Two music videos for the album were directed by Patterson and Reckinger, only one of which was released.

The first and only single from the album, "Skat Strut," samples Earth Wind & Fire's 1981 hit "Let's Groove", with Abdul making a brief appearance in the video. It only reached #96 on the Billboard Hot 100[1] but fared better overseas, peaking at #9 and #31 on the Norwegian and Swedish charts, respectively.[2][3] The vocal style and length in the music video differed from those from the album version.[4]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 1.5/5 stars[5]

The album was poorly received and it failed to chart. In 1999, The A.V. Club deemed it the "least essential" album of the 1990s, calling it "a product of clueless committee thinking and Milli Vanilli-style studio hackwork at its most cynical" and concluding that "never has a mass-produced album been demanded by so few." [6]

Track listing[edit]

Cover of the album's only single, "Skat Strut", which peaked at #96 on the Billboard Hot 100.
  1. "Big Time" 3:53
  2. "I Ain't No Kitty" 4:37
  3. "No Dogs Allowed" 5:28
  4. "Gotta Get Up" 4:00
  5. "Kat In The Casino" 4:36
  6. "On The Prowl" 4:06
  7. "Skat Strut" 3:41
  8. "Kat Stories" 4:02
  9. "So Sweet So Young" 3:47
  10. "I Go Crazy" 3:21
  11. "New Kat Swing" 4:03
  12. "Skat Kat's Theme" 4:39

References[edit]

  1. ^ Billboard Hot 100, October 11, 1991
  2. ^ Norwegian Top 20 Singles Chart Norwegiancharts.com . Retrieved February 14, 2008
  3. ^ Swedish Top 100 Singles Chart Swedishcharts.com Retrieved February 14, 2008
  4. ^ http://www.johnkafka.com/html/animation.html Archived September 19, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ Allmusic review
  6. ^ Keith Phipps; et al. (December 22, 1999). "Least Essential Albums of the '90s". The A.V. Club. Retrieved January 7, 2016. 

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