NU KATS Newsletter. January 5, 1981
Dear constituents, HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Hi! My name is Kevin Newton. I am the light man and personal confidant to NU KATS.
We figured it was about time to let you know what's going on with the band and to
answer a few questions.
Q: Are NU KATS the same as the Kats?
A: They are identical except:
Their lawyer made them change the word "the" to the word "NU"
so they wouldn't be sued.
Also shortly after changing the band name, one of the the guitarists (Pete McRae)
accepted a job with the Holly Penfield Band.
So NU KATS are the four piece unit of
Q: Who manages NU KATS?
A: After managing themselves for months, they handed over the chores to
RON STONE MANAGEMENT
Q: Who books NU KATS?
A: Mark Levy of REDLINE TALENT will answer all questions regarding gigs:
Q: Are NU KATS signed to a record deal?
A: Not exactly! Nu Kats recorded a five song ten inch record in 1979 entitled
"Plastic Facts" on Rhino Records
11608 W. Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Also, NU KATS have one song each on the Rhino LPs "L.A. In" and "Yes Nukes."
Nevertheless, NU KATS retain all rights to the songs and are not signed exclusively
to Rhino Records.
NU KATS manager Ron Stone is negotiating with several major record companies and
we hope to have good news in january.
Q: Do NU KATS play "Lost My TV Guide?"
A: NU KATS play everything but they try to make each gig different. They also continue
to write and perform new songs all the time.
As of New Year's Day their reperoire includes these originals:
| ||Lost My TV Guide||World All Alone|
| ||Street Life||Out of the Combat Zone|
| ||Give Me A Chance||Busy Body|
| ||California He I Come||Before I Lose|
| ||Can You Use Me?||NU KAT|
| ||Reason To Live||I Know|
| ||King of the Wild Frontier||It's Not A Rumour (By Freddy Moore & Demi Moore)|
| ||What's So Good About Good Girls?||Queen of the Prom|
| ||Heart Of Steel||You Are The One|
| ||Midnight Motel||The Long Arm|
| ||I Can't Have You||Changing (By Freddy Moore & Demi Moore)|
| ||Can't Stand Dancing||Matter of Interest (By Bobbyzio Moore)|
| ||Too Young (By Bobbyzio Moore & Freddy Moore)|
Yes, the band has been playing less. That's so every show is fresh and
spontaneous. The band will be playing in January, so you'd better come out
and twist and shout 'cause come February or March, they just might not be around.
Friday & Saturday. Jan. 9 & 10
2900 Wilshire Blvd. Santa Monica
NU KATS - 9 and 11 PM
HEATERS - 10 and 12 MIDNIGHT
Thursday, January 15
8151 Santa Monica Blvd. West Hollywood
NU KATS - 10 and 12 MIDNIGHT
NOBODYS - 9 and 11 PM
For further info about the band and anything or anyone concerning the band, contact:
P.S. - For you obscure trivia fans:
1. "Bobbyzio, Pete & Freddy the Kat said 'meow, meow, meow, the Kats like that"
from the album Minimum Wage Rock N Roll by the Busboys
(Thank you Brian O'Neal)
2. "NU KATS are my favorite band. They're wild and really get people crazy
says Demi, cover girl for January 1981 Oui Magazine. (Thank you Demi)
3. NU KATS No. 7 top draw in LA 1980 according to Music Connection. "I
don't remember playing in 1980." says Allen J. Galles.