Pioneering uncharted waters were the BLUE CATS with their self-titled 12“ debut on Dutch Rockhouse Records in 1980. At a time when terms like Neorockabilly and Psychobilly had been unheard-of, the original three-piece plus 'guest' sax-maniac Clive Osbourne nailed one of the most influential albums for the very first mongers of the rockin' disease that was to follow. Tho' looking like a cover versions chock-a-block at first sight, the sixteen-track affair is loaded with creativity, enthusiasm and energy. Essential ! Highlights are I'm Gonna Die, I Dreamed You Left Me, I'm Driving Home, Teenage Party , Jumpin' Little Mama and Goofin' Around.
After Dave Phillips' untimely departure straight after the recordings for their self-titled debut album, Carlo and Stev Edwards kept the story of the band alive with the addition of Clint Bradley on lead vocals and rhythm guitar respectively alongside Mitch Caws on slap bass. Fight Back was eventually recorded in summer 1981 and captures the BLUE CATS at their very best with an almost fifty-fifty mix of originals and cover versions, creative song-writing, pushing sounds and all good rockin' vibes. Personal favourites include the title track Fight Back, Love Me, Jump Cat Jump, Wild Night, Live Fast Die Young and Made For Rockin'.