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Cat - ST

Format: LP
Label: RCA Victor LSP 4267
Year: 1970
Origin: Toronto, Ontario
Genre: rock
Value of Original Title: $20.00
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Release Type: Albums
Websites:  No
Playlist: Ontario, 1970's, Rock Room


Side 1

Track Name
Light of Love
Burly Shirley
The Pigeon Song
The Whole World's Watching
Looking Through a Glass Darkly
Johnny B. Goode

Side 2

Track Name
Blank Space
I'm Gonna Hijack a Plane to Cuba
Solo Flight
We're All in This Together



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A Toronto, Ontario-based rock band who started out as The Spasstiks in 1964, but changed name to Cat in 1968. They were a popular attraction in the North-Eastern U.S.A. and were part of the Festival Express train that toured Canada in 1970. They also experienced some Chart success. They were probably signed by RCA to capitalise on the Canadian Rock Invasion, after The Guess Who's hit with These Eyes. They went to Chicago to record their album, which was produced by The Guess Who's producer Jack Richardson. Overall it's a soft-rock album, which includes some poppy ballads with orchestration and even a bubblegum orientated song. There are some good tracks like Light Of Love, a solid rocking version of Johnny B. Goode, We're All In This Together and I'm Gonna Hijack A Plane To Cuba. Best of all is the quasi-psychedelic Blank Space, which has many similarities in melody and rhythm with Eric Burdon's Monterey. After they split up in 1972 Gary O'Connor went on to a brief solo career as Gary O in the early eighties. Jim Campbell became a record executive with WEA in 1974 and the remaining members joined Fast Eddie. (formerly Spasstiks in '64, later Fast Eddie)

Jim Campbell: lead vocals, percussion
Graham Fiddler: bass, vocals
Mike McQueen: guitar
Phil Mulholland: drums
Gary O'Conner: guitar, keyboards

Recorded in Chicago by ‘Guess Who’ producer Jack Richardson


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