THE ALLEY CATS

THE ALLEY CATS – “ESCAPE FROM THE PLANET EARTH” (1982)

I first heard of the Los Angeles early-80s band The Alley Cats through their great performance of “Nothing Means Nothing Anymore” in the concert film “URGH! A Music War” (1981). Their LPs were hard to come by, what is ed though, viagra dosage and I finally heard one of them for the first time last week after searching for almost ten years. Perhaps I wasn’t looking hard enough, page but in any case, “Escape…” proved to be a fun listen. Punk 77 sez:

The Alley Cats were a punk trio from Los Angeles’ South Bay area.  Led by real-life husband and wife team of Randy Stodola (guitar/vocals) and Diane Chai (bass/vocals) and rounded out by drummer John McCarthy, the Alley Cats played a ferocious brand of pure LA punk.  They were compared favourably to X (albeit, known as X-lite – perhaps because Chai was sultry and seductive whereas Exene was abrasive and aloof).

The Alley Cats – “Escape From The Planet Earth” LP (ZIP file)

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2,045 Responses to THE ALLEY CATS

  1. lane says:

    I like this a lot.

  2. Josh says:

    Hey man, I was a big fan of PPJ, glad to see you’re back in the game. I’ve really been enjoying this album, and hate to sound like an ingrate in light of all the awesome music I’ve become aware of thanks to you, but a lot of the tracks seem to cut off early. Any chance you could fix this and repost? Also, if anyone is looking for their first album I found it here:
    http://cdsearcherblog.blogspot.com/2007/05/alley-cats-nightmare-city-1981.html

  3. Marshall says:

    These guys were from Lomita. Victor Sedillo has awesome pictures of them in his collection of images where Diane is rocking this amazing Dragon Lady getup and Randy must weigh 80 pounds – he makes Blixa look fat.

  4. Marty says:

    Oh God, you have no idea!

    Thank you thank you thank you!

    I actualy saw them at the mab in SF back in the day…they opened for the Sea hags..?? or was it the other way around?? cant remember in fact most of those days are lost to damaged brain cells..

    ahhh.. memories.

  5. Andrew says:

    Yeah, I have this LP and I was looking for information about it. I like the first song but the rest sounds like an extended jam session. Thanks for the info.