Groupe Rockabilly Anglais formé en 1977 au Nord de Londres et composé de  Tim "Polecat" Worman, Martin "Boz" Boorer, Phil Bloomberg et Chris Hawkes. À l'origine le groupe jouait sous le nom de Cult Heroes. Plus tard, Chris Hawkes est remplacé par Neil Roney, lui-même remplacé par John Buck.

Equally bequiffed but more heavily made-up than their contemporaries, the Polecats were one of the more successful bands involved in the early 80s UK rockabilly revival. Martin ‘Boz’ Boorer (guitar) and Tim ‘Polecat’ Worman (guitar/Vocalss) first played together while still at school in the mid-70s. They were joined in the earliest Polecats line-up by Phil Bloomberg (double bass) and Chris Hawkes (drums), performing at their local church hall in September 1978. Bloomberg played bass and drums on their earliest recordings, which led to the first release on the Nervous label which would later release more rockabilly both past and present. ‘Chicken Shack’ proved strong enough to attract the attention of Mercury Records who put the band, now with new drummer Neil Rooney, under the production auspices of Dave Edmunds. The first single for the label was a cover version of David Bowie’s ‘John I’m Only Dancing’ which made the UK Top 40 in early 1981 and was followed up with a re-recording of ‘Rockabilly Guy’ (the b-side to ‘Chicken Shack’) which was also a Top 40 hit. For their third Mercury single they covered Marc Bolan’s ‘Jeepster’, helped out by the song’s original producer Tony Visconti. Boorer was a Bolan devotee, taking his hero’s place in later re-formations of John’s Children which he helped instigate. The Polecats’ debut album also charted briefly but the rockabilly surge was fading and neither the 1983 Edward’s produced mini-album Make A Circuit With Me, nor its title track, lifted as a single, made the charts. The following year the band, with John Buck replacing Rooney, were back recording for Nervous where they released Cult Heroes. Boorer, Worman, Bloomberg and Buck reunited in the late 80s to record a new album for the Vinyl Japan label. The quartet continues to work together on a regular basis, touring Japan and recording new studio albums. Away from the Polecats, Boorer spent most of the 90s as Morrissey’s post-Johnny Marr musical collaborator, while Worman formed 13 Cats with Slim Jim Phantom (ex-Stray Cats).

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Talents : Tim "Polecat" Worman : Guitar, Vocalss - Martin "Boz" Boorer : Guitar - Phil Bloomberg : Double Bass - Chris Hawkes : Drums

Style musical : Rockabilly

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Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000 10

DISCOGRAPHY

Singles & EP

06/1979 SP NERVOUS NER 001 (UK) Rockabilly Guy / Chicken Shack
02/1981 SP MERCURY POLE 1 (UK) John I'm Only Dancing / Big Green Car
05/1981 SP MERCURY POLE 2 (UK) Rockabilly Guy / Don't Cry Baby
08/1981 SP MERCURY POLE 3 (UK) Jeepster / Marie Celeste
1981 SP 10" MERCURY POLE 10 (UK)

John I'm Only Dancing / All Night Long / Big Green Car

1981 EP MERCURY POLE 312 (UK) Jeepster - Marie Celeste - Marie Celeste / Jeepster / Down The Line / Hip Hip Baby
1981 SP MERCURY 6059 467 (NL) How High The Moon / Marie Celeste
12/1982 SP MERCURY POLE 4 (UK) Make A Circuit With Me - Make A Circuit With Me (rockin' mix) / Juvenile Delinquents (From A Planet Near Mars)
1982 SP 12" MERCURY POLE 412 (UK)

Make A Circuit With Me - Make A Circuit With Me / Juvenile Delinquents (From A Planet Near Mars) / Red Ready Amber

1992 EP 12" N V NVEP-1 (UK) (limited edition) Live In Hamburg - All Night Long / Let's Bop / I'll Cry Instead / Don't Cry Baby
04/2014 EP N V NVEP10 (UK) Cult Heroes E.P. The '79 Session - Rockabilly Guy / Chicken Shack / Rockin All Night / Highrise Rockabilly




Albums

1981 LP 12" NERVOUS NERD 001 (UK) Cult Heroes - Polecats with Robin Scott - Rockabilly Guy / High-Rise Rockabilly / Chicken Shack / Rock It Up Baby (featuring Phil Bloomberg, Scotty Robins, Tim Worman) / Red Hot Rock (featuring Phil Bloomberg, Scotty Robins, Tim Worman) / Marie Celeste / My Baby Said (1) / Left, Right And Centre / Bite The Dust / My Baby Said (2)
1981 LP 12" MERCURY ‎6359 057 (UK)

Polecats Are Go! - How High The Moon / Red, Ready, Amber / Don't Cry Baby / Marie Celeste / Black Magic / Don't Push / We Say Yeah / Little Pig / Running Back / Big Green Car / Rockabilly Guy / Baby Doll / All Night Long / John I'm Only Dancing

1983 LP 12" MERCURY ‎422-812 358-1 M-1 (US) Make A Circuit With Me - Make A Circuit With Me / Red Ready Amber / Juvenile Delinquents From A Planet Near Mars / Jeepster / Rockabilly Guy / Rockabilly Dub / John, I'm Only Dancing
1983 LP 12" Maybe Crazy MYCD 007 (GER) Live In Hamburg 1981 - Rockabilly Guy / Big Green Car / Marie Celeste / Red Ready Amber / Running Back / Little Pig / Jeepster / John I'm Only Dancing / Cotton Pickin' Rocker / Lady Medusa / Bang Bang / Please Give Me Something / We Say Yeah (uncomplete version)
1988 LP 12" Link LINK MLP 069 (UK) Live And Rockin' - Pink And Black / Blue Jean Bop / Rock Billy Boogie / Hip Hip Baby / We Say Yeah / Runnin' Back / Miss Bobby Sox
1990 LP 12" VINYL JAPAN ASKLP 1 (JAP) Won't Die - Cotton Pickin Rocker / I'm Ready / Lady Medusa / Biro / Pink And Black / Bang Bang / Hip Hip Baby / Sunglasses After Dark / Cracker Jack / Magical Curtain / Miss Bobbysox / She's The One To Blame / Please Gimme Something
1991 CD NERVOUS NERCD 001 (UK) Cult Heroes - Polecats with Robin Scott - Rockabilly Guy / High-Rise Rockabilly / Chicken Shack / Rock It Up Baby / Red Hot Rock / Rockin' All Nite / Marie Celeste / My Baby Said #1 / Left, Right And Centre / Bite The Dust / My Baby Said #2 / Big Green Car
1992 LP 12" VINYL JAPAN JRLP/2 (UK) Nine - Get On The Right Track / Let's Go Crazy / Cat O' 9 Tails / Baby Why Did You Have To Go / Train Kept Rollin' / Spaghetti Bollock Naked / Sasquatch / Boppin' High School Baby / Lay Your Head On My Shoulder / Little Red Book / The Headless Horseman / Let's Bop
11/1992 CD N V ‎NVRECD 4 (UK) Not Nervous! - Rare 1980 Demos - Let's Bop / Right String Baby / Spin The Bottle / Stranger Than Fiction / Slippin' In / Travelin' Blues / Baby Let's Play House / Easy Rider / Up A Lazy Rider / Baby Blue / Crawdad Hole / Johnny Carroll Rock
11/1999 CD Rock-It RR-12000 (US) Pink Noise - Hip Hip Baby / Let's Bop / Cotton Pickin Rocker / Oh Baby Why Did You Go / Boppin High School Baby / She's The One To Blame / Sunglasses After Dark / Crackerjack / I'm Ready / Lay Your Head On My Shoulder / Little Red Book / Headless Horseman / Pink & Black / Magical Curtain / Lettin You Off / Black Widow / Crash The Party / Growl / Nervous Rex / Rockin' Little Eskimo / What Do I Get / Woodpecker Rock / Jitterbob Baby 1981 / Lady Medusa 1981 / Miss Bobby Sox 1981 / Cry Instead 1981 / Bang Bang 1981 / Biro 1981 / Tired & Sleepy
02/2000 CD CLEOPATRA CLP0589 (US) The Best Of POLECATS - Make A Circuit With Me / Big Green Car / Chicken Walk / Cat O Nine Tails / John I'm Only Dancing / Rockin Along / Marie Celeste / Get On The Right Track / Boogie Man / Rockabilly Guy / Gravedigger Rock / 99 Chicks / Please Gimme Something / M.A.C. 2000
2000 LP 10" Rock-It BIGTEN-001 (US) Selections From Pink Noise - Hip Hip Baby / Jeepster / Lets Go Crazy / What Do I Get / Sasquatch / Magical Curtain (88) / Biro (88) / Lady Medusa (88) / Spaghetti Bollock Naked / Black Magic (81)
2003 CD Anagram CDM GRAM 175 (UK) Polecats Are Go! - How High The Moon / Red, Ready, Amber / Don't Cry Baby / Marie Celeste / Black Magic / Don't Push / We Say Yeah / Little Pig / Running Back / Big Green Car / Baby Doll / All Night Long / John I'm Only Dancing / Jeepster / Make A Circuit With Me / Juvenile Delinquents From A Planet Near Mars / Down The Line / Hip Hip Baby / Make A Circuit With Me (12" mix)
08/2005 CD CLEOPATRA 2168211 (US) The Best Of POLECATS - Make A Circuit With Me / Big Green Car / Chicken Walk / Cat O Nine Tails / John I'm Only Dancing / Rockin Along / Marie Celeste / Get On The Right Track / Boogie Man / Rockabilly Guy / Gravedigger Rock / 99 Chicks / Please Gimme Something / M.A.C. 2000 / Desire
08/2005 CD RAUCOUS RAUCD 085 (UK) The Best Of The Polecats - Rockabilly Guys - Make A Circuit With Me / Big Green Car / Chicken Walk / Cat O Nine Tails / John I'm Only Dancing / Rockin Along / Marie Celeste / Get On The Right Track / Boogie Man / Rockabilly Guy / Gravedigger Rock / 99 Chicks / Please Gimme Something / M.A.C. 2000
2006 CD Vampirette ‎VAMPCD105 (GER) Cult Heroes - Polecats with Robin Scott - Rockabilly Guy / High-Rise Rockabilly / Chicken Shack / Rock It Up Baby / Red Hot Rock / Rockin' All Nite / Marie Celeste / My Baby Said #1 / Left, Right And Centre / Bite The Dust / My Baby Said #2 / Big Green Car
06/2008 LP 12" CLEOPATRA CLP 2551 (US) (limited edition) Rockabilly Cats - Make A Circuit With Me / Big Green Car / Chicken Walk / Cat O' Nine Tales / John, I'm Only Dancing / Rockin' Along / Marie Celeste / Get On The Right Track / Boogie Man / Rockabilly Guy / Gravedigger Rock / 99 Chicks / Please Gimme Something / Make A Circuit With Me (extended DJ mix)
06/2008 CD CLEOPATRA CLP 2553-2  (US) (limited edition) Rockabilly Cats - Make A Circuit With Me / Big Green Car / Chicken Walk / Cat O' Nine Tales / John, I'm Only Dancing / Rockin' Along / Marie Celeste / Get On The Right Track / Boogie Man / Rockabilly Guy / Gravedigger Rock / 99 Chicks / Please Gimme Something / Make A Circuit With Me (extended DJ mix) / BONUS TRACKS : Burning Love (Tim POLECAT) / Tigerman (Tim POLECAT) / Desire
03/2015 CD CLEOPATRA CLPLP 2140 (US)

The Very Best of  Polecats - Make A Circuit With Me / Big Green Car / Chicken Walk / Cat O' Nine Tales / John, I'm Only Dancing / Rockin' Along / Marie Celeste / Get On The Right Track / Boogie Man / Rockabilly Guy / Gravedigger Rock / 99 Chicks / Please Gimme Something / Make A Circuit With Me (extended DJ mix)

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