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Copy Cats


Download links and information about Copy Cats by Johnny Thunders, Patti Palladin. This album was released in 1988 and it belongs to Rock, Hard Rock, Rock & Roll, Punk, Heavy Metal, Alternative genres. It contains 12 tracks with total duration of 39:15 minutes.

Artist: Johnny Thunders, Patti Palladin
Release date: 1988
Genre: Rock, Hard Rock, Rock & Roll, Punk, Heavy Metal, Alternative
Tracks: 12
Duration: 39:15
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No. Title Length
1. Can't Seem to Make You Mine 4:10
2. Baby It's You 3:05
3. She Wants to Mambo 3:06
4. Treat Her Right 2:12
5. Uptown to Harlem 2:50
6. Crawfish 3:26
7. Alligator Wine 3:40
8. Two Time Loser 3:00
9. Love Is Strange 3:21
10. I Was Born to Cry 2:21
11. He Cried 3:52
12. Let Me Entertain You (Parts 1 and 2) 4:12



Johnny Thunders spent the lion's share of his solo career trying to recapture the sloppy but inspired snazz of his glory days with the New York Dolls, and once you get past So Alone and the Heartbreakers' L.A.M.F., he usually fell far short of the mark. But Copy Cats, an album he cut with Noo Yawk chanteuse Patti Palladin in 1988, was a rare exception, a set where he stretched his boundaries a bit and came up with something memorable. Copy Cats is a set of rock & roll oldies, dating from 1954 to 1969 (though you'd be forgiven for not guessing Screamin' Jay Hawkins' frenzied "Alligator Wine" was cut two years after the Summer of Love), and though an album of covers might not sound like a bold move, here Thunders steps away from the junkie bravado that was his stock in trade and plays the kind of greasy but passionate rock that doubtless inspired him in the first place. Thunders also strays from his usual buzzsaw guitar patterns here and settles in as part of the ensemble, a big rock band who captures the spirit if not quite the letter of these rock and R&B dusties, adding inspired punctuation without trying to carry the show. And while a few of these songs are played as novelties (especially "She Wants to Mambo" and "Crawfish"), "Two Time Loser" and "I Was Born to Cry" sound like Thunders had been waiting all his life to sing 'em, while Palladin offers excellent support and fares even better when she takes the lead on "Baby It's You" and "He Cried." Hardly a typical Johnny Thunders album, Copy Cats captures the man sounding like he really cared about his work and wanted to make a good album, and his commitment makes the difference here. [The 2007 CD release of Copy Cats from Jungle juggles the sequence and adds two additional tracks, "Let Me Entertain You" and an inspired version of "Love Is Strange," with Thunders New York accent the perfect complement for Palladin's more seductive lead vocals.]