Front man extrodainare Joel Ellis and Demon Doll Records have teamed up once again to bring you one of the best Hair Metal releases of the 80’s! The 2012 reissue of Cats In Boots epic CD ‘Kicked & Klawed’ is now available! Silver pressed & digitally remasterd, this album is flat out slammin’!!
Get all 12 mind shattering and electrifing classics including the MTV Headbangers Ball hits “Shot Gun Sally” & “Her Monkey” for the outstanding price of $11.99! This is pure Hair Metal candy for the ears!
Grab your copy today! Shipping worldwide! MADE LOUD TO PLAY LOUD!
A limited amount of Joel Ellis autographed copies of the CD are also available!
There were a couple of videos on MTV for the songs Shot Gun Sally and Her Monkey, but this release got lost in a sea other big hair rock that was released at the time. Kicked & Klawed is a very solid release that is often over looked.
Lead Singer, Joel Ellis reminds me a lot of a young Vince Neil. Takashi “Jam” O’Hashi proves to be a very solid guitarist. Not surprisingly, the music isn’t too much of a stretch past Motley Crue’s music, but it is a very good listen. My favorite tracks include Shot Gun Sally, Nine Lives, Her Monkey, and Evil Angel.
Shot Gun Sally
Singer Joel Ellis, still maintains catsinboots.com, but is not recording any new music today. Drummer Randy Meers last turned up in band called Trampled Underfoot.
Guitarist Takashi “Jam” O’Hashi has been releasing solo CD’s in Japan.
Kicked and Klawed has been out of print for several years now, and has been pulling down twenty to thirty dollars on Ebay each time it shows. It is a solid sleaze metal disc that is still worth seeking out.
Rating: Out of 10
1. Shot Gun Sally
2. Nine Lives (Save Me)
3. Her Monkey
4. Whip It Out
5. Long, Long Way From Home
6. Coast To Coast
7. Every Sunrise
8. Evil Angel
9. Bad Boys Are Back
10. Judas Kiss
11. Heaven On A Heartbeat
Cats in Boots are:
Joel Ellis – lead vocals and harmonica
Takashi “Jam” O’Hashi – guitar and background vocals
Yasuhiro “Butch” Hatae – bass and background vocals
Randy Meers – drums and background vocals