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The Polecats

Equally bequiffed yet more seriously made-up than their contemporaries, the Polecats were one of the most successful bands mixed up in early 80s UK rockabilly revival. Martin ‘Boz’ Boorer (electric guitar) and Tim ‘Polecat’ Worman (electric guitar/vocals) first performed jointly while still at college in the middle-70s. These were became a member of in the initial Polecats line-up by Phil Bloomberg (dual bass) and Chris Hawkes (drums), executing at their regional cathedral hall in Sept 1978. Bloomberg performed bass and drums on the first recordings, which resulted in the first discharge on the Anxious label which would afterwards release even more rockabilly both past and present. ‘Poultry Shack’ proved solid enough to draw in the eye of Mercury Information who place the music group, now with brand-new drummer Neil Rooney, beneath the creation auspices of Dave Edmunds. The very first one for the label was a cover edition of David Bowie’s ‘John I’m Just Dance’ which produced the UK Best 40 in early 1981 and was implemented up using a re-recording of ‘Rockabilly Man’ (the b-side to ‘Poultry Shack’) that was also a high 40 hit. Because of their third Mercury one they protected Marc Bolan’s ‘Jeepster’, helped out with the tune’s original manufacturer Tony Visconti. Boorer was a Bolan devotee, acquiring his hero’s put in place afterwards re-formations of John’s Kids which he helped instigate. The Polecats’ debut record also charted briefly however the rockabilly surge was fading and neither the 1983 Edward’s created mini-album CREATE A Circuit BESIDE ME, nor its name track, raised as an individual, made the graphs. The following season the music group, with John Buck changing Rooney, were back again recording for Anxious where they released Cult Heroes. Boorer, Worman, Bloomberg and Buck reunited in the past due 80s to record a fresh record for the Vinyl fabric Japan label. The quartet is constantly on the work together frequently, touring Japan and documenting new studio room albums. From the Polecats, Boorer spent a lot of the 90s as Morrissey’s post-Johnny Marr musical collaborator, while Worman created 13 Pet cats with Slim Jim Phantom (ex-Stray Pet cats).

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