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CATS IN BOOTS- Kicked And Klawed

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Joel Ellis (vocals, harmonica)
Takashi O'Hashi (guitar, vocals)
Yasuhiro Hatae (bass, vocals)
Randy Meyers (drums, vocals)
Produced by: Mark Opitz
Engineered by: Garth Richardson
Mastered by : George Marino
Remastered by: Jon Asley
"IN MANY WAYS the Cats In Boots story is the ultimate tale of late eighties big haired rock 'n' roll excess. Based in Los Angeles and nudging shoulders with every Sunset Strip wannabe (including Quiet Riot, Rough Cutt, Mötley Crüe, and Dokken) CIB found a new path forward by developing a huge following in Japan that quickly manifested into a series of major record companies falling over themselves to get the band to sign on the dotted line. With their eyes firmly on the prize it was EMI who won the day, lining their pockets with ready cash and a promise to make them stars. Put in the studio with AC/DC engineer Mark Opitz, the band crafted one of the era's best, if ultimately overlooked, slices of prime time Hollywood sleaze grating hard rock. The hooks were huge. The guitars cut and thrust. The production sounded like a million dollars and front man Joel Ellis screamed and preened like he had been born to boogie. Fame would come-a-knockin' double time…or so they thought. Sadly, a series of missteps, bad luck and unfortunate timing led to the sort of impasse that could only be solved by disintegration. A cult classic at the time, 'Kicked & Klawed' (originally released in 1989) is definitely one that got away." This Special Collector's Edition has been remastered, includes a 12 page full colour booklet with original and enhanced artwork with memorabilia and
full involvement from the band and a 4,000 Word essay on the making of the album by Sleazgrinder.
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