The Head Cat

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HeadCat
Origin United States
Genres Rockabilly, Jump blues, Rock 'n' Roll
Years active 2000–2015
Labels Cleopatra Records
Associated acts Motörhead, Hawkwind, The Stray Cats, The Rockats, 13 Cats, Levi & The Ripchords, Lonesome Spurs, Holly Beth Vincent, Trigger & The Thrill Kings, Mad Violets, Twenty Flight Rockers, Wild Frontiers , The Honeydippers, The Swing Cats
Website Head Cat
Members Slim Jim Phantom
Danny B. Harvey
Past members Lemmy Kilmister

The Head Cat is an American rockabilly supergroup formed by vocalist Lemmy (of Motörhead), drummer Slim Jim Phantom (of The Stray Cats) and guitarist Danny B. Harvey (of Lonesome Spurs and The Rockats).

History[edit]

Head Cat was formed after recording the Elvis Presley tribute album Swing Cats, A Special Tribute to Elvis in 2000 to which the future band-mates all contributed. After recordings were finished they stayed at the studio and Lemmy picked up an acoustic guitar and started playing some of his old favorite songs by Johnny Cash, Buddy Holly and Eddie Cochran.[1] The rest of the guys knew them all and joined in.[2] The name of the band was created by combining the names Motörhead, The Stray Cats and 13 Cats, which resulted in The Head Cat, similar to what Lemmy did in 1980 with Headgirl, a collaboration between Motörhead and Girlschool.[3]

In 2006, the band released their first studio album on Jun 27, Fool's Paradise, which was a re-release of an earlier album titled Lemmy, Slim Jim & Danny B Oct 2000. It included cover songs from artists such as Buddy Holly, Carl Perkins, Jimmy Reed, T-Bone Walker, Lloyd Price, Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash. On the recordings Lemmy played acoustic guitar, but on live performances Lemmy uses his signature Rickenbacker bass saying "I'm just not that good on guitar".[4] But before that re-release, a DVD of a live performance was released on 25 April 2006, album was recorded in on Jan 13 2006 and was released on limited Vinyl 322 copies too. Filmed at the Phantom's Cat Club on Los Angeles Sunset Strip and which included 13 live songs and interviews with the band.

The band's second studio album, Walk the Walk...Talk the Talk, was released by the Niji Entertainment Group in June 2011. This was the first new material by the band in eleven years, following up from the Lemmy, Slim Jim & Danny B album in 2000 when the group finalised their official name.

Line up[edit]

Discography[edit]

Singles:

  • Tell Me How / Take Your Time (No Balls Records / Cleopatra, Germany 2007. NBR 008. 5 Testpress copies on black vinyl small centerhole, 528 copies on crystal-clear vinyl (large centerhole), Testpress sleeve (#1-5) handscreened on red paper Reg.ed. sleeves (#1-400) handscreened + stamped inner-sleeves, the first 5 sleeves with "3D like" misprint.

Digital-print sleeves (1-10) handstamped / 5 copies with label-error (double paper) 5 copies w. light black spots Digital-print sleeves (1-18) for the overpressed vinyl (All these copies for Band, Crew & Friends)Lemmy sleeves (#1-100) handscreened + stamped innersleeves only available from Black Cat Records / France.

Compilations:

  • Fools Paradise / Rockin At Cat Club Cleopatra Records – CLP5367-2, deluxe edition CD+DVD, USA 2011. Limited to 500. Includes poster and DVD in cardboard box. CDs are packaged in 2 slim CDr cases.

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