The Polecats

The Best of the Polecats

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Polecats shape their pompadours in a crypt. Greatest and Latest is the creepy side of rockabilly, but their greaser spookiness is more classic rockabilly than the Cramps. In the thin, trebly fuzz of the drums and guitar, they share an affinity with early, technologically desperate gothic groups like a T. Rex-inspired Bauhaus demo. This release is an overview of their sound, inspired by ghoulish B-movies and pre-rock hillbilly-swing. The Polecats are like the Misfits with no low-end and a singer that trades Elvis for Gene Vincent. Lead vocalist Tim Polecat went on to 13 Cats, a rockabilly revival supergroup featuring Slim Jim Phantom (the Stray Cats) on drums.

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