If you stare long and hard at the duckwalking, biker-jacketed, guitar-slinging feline logo, you could probably put two and two together.
But let us be your abacus — it represents an extremely powerful new power trio called The Head Cat, comprised of no less than Lemmy Kilmister from Motörhead, Slim Jim Phantom from the Stray Cats and Danny B. Harvey of Rockats renown.
These guys have actually formed a retro-rock supergroup. And just to hear Lemmy howling over the pounding Jerry Lee Lewis-like piano on kickoff single “American Beat” is worth the price of admission alone.
As the fable goes, these three unlikely teammates first collaborated on an Elvis Presley tribute way back in 2000. Before that, Lemmy had already jumped onstage with the Stray Cats for an impromptu jam at Britain’s Hammersmith Odeon. And they all fluently spoke the same rockabilly language. The Head Cat’s forthcoming debut disc, “Walk The Walk ... Talk The Talk” (out June 21 on the Niji Entertainment Group, a label formed by the late Ronnie James Dio and his wife Wendy) will feature high-octane covers of Chuck Berry’s “Let It Rock” and Eddie Cochran’s “Something Else,” for starters.
It’s the perfect post-“Ace Of Spades”/“Iron Fist” way to start your hard-rawkin’ summer.
For more information, visit www.theheadcat.com.