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PUSSYCAT AND THE DIRTY JOHNSONS ARE A DIRTIED DOWN BAND CREATED BY PUSS AND US DIRTY BOYS FROM THE GROUP I ORIGINALLY STARTED, THE JOHNSONS.  I HAVE TO SAY THAT I'M RATHER PLEASED ABOUT WHAT WE'VE ACHIEVED SO FAR.  THE ETHOS OF MAKING DIRTY PUNK BLUES ROCK N ROLL HASN'T CHANGED BUT THE MUSIC THAT WE DELIVER JUST GETS BETTER AND BETTER.

 

SELF-RAISED UPON A DIET OF EARLY MOTORHEAD SMATTERED WITH PSYCHOBILLY, SKA, PUNK, CLASSICAL AND INDUSTRIAL MUSIC (WITH THE ODD BIT OF 70'S FOLK THROWN UP) MY TASTES REMAIN TRULY ECLECTIC AND IN NO WAY REFLECT MY (IN)ABILITY TO PLAY MY GUITAR LIKE A FRUSTRATED DRUMMER.  I REALISED A LONG TIME AGO THAT I'D NEVER BE A GUITAR GREAT BUT THAT IF YOU DID IT WITH ENOUGH CONFIDENCE AND GUSTO THEN YOU CAN GET AWAY WITH AN AWFUL LOT!  (KEEPING IN TIME HELPS AS WELL.)  I'M NOT A GREAT FAN OF TWIDDLY GUITAR BUT A LOVER OF POWER CHORDS AND RIFFS.

 

I WANT THE MUSIC I PLAY AND LISTEN TO TO GIVE ME SOMETHING BACK.  THERE'S NOTHING GREATER THAN A LIVE GIG DELIVERED BY AN ARTIST GIVING IT EVERYTHING THEY'VE GOT, AND MEANING IT.  I'D MUCH PREFER TO WATCH SOME TEENAGERS GOING HELL FOR LEATHER WITH ONLY A COUPLE OF GREAT TUNES THAN A SOLELESS MUSO ANY DAY.  NOW, A VIRTUOSO GOING HELL FOR LEATHER IS SOMETHING ELSE......

PUSSYCAT JOHNSON

DIRTY JAKE JOHNSON

FiLFY ANTZ JOHNSON

FiLFY ANTZ JOHNSON

DIRTY JAKE JOHNSON

PUSSYCAT JOHNSON

...OR 'PUSS' FOR SHORT, BECAUSE I AM! I PRETTY MUCH WRITE ALL THE SONGS, MOST OF WHICH ARE WRITTEN FROM PERSONAL EXPERIENCE, TAKE FROM THAT WHAT YOU WILL. I ALSO PLAY A BIT OF GUITAR IN THE BAND BUT I PREFER NOT TO PLAY ON ALL THE SONGS AS I LIKE TO RUN AMOK AND IT GETS IN THE WAY.  I THINK A LIVE 'SHOW' SHOULD BE JUST THAT, ENTERTAINING AND EXCITING, WHEN THE CROWD GET WILD AND SHOW THEIR APPRECIATION I GET WILDER, I THINK AS A BAND WE REALLY BOUNCE OFF THE AUDIENCE.. QUITE LITERALLY A LOT OF THE TIME.

 

I'M INTO LOTS OF TYPES OF MUSIC, FROM CAPTAIN BEEFHEART, LOVE AND GONG (OR THAT 'HIPPY SHIT' AS THE GUYS REFER TO IT), TO EARLY BLUES, 60S FUNK, SOUL AND R&B, ROCK'N'ROLL, ROCKABILLY, PUNK ROCK, EARLY ROXY MUSIC, JAMES BROWN, ELVIS, BOWIE, TOM WAITS, EVEN CLASSICAL MUSIC.. MOST OF THE STUFF I LISTEN TO IS PRETTY OLD.. BUT THERE IS SOME STUFF OUT THERE THAT'S RELATIVELY NEW THAT I LIKE.. JON SPENCER BLUES EXPLOSION, HEAVY TRASH, NICK CAVE (LOVING GRINDERMAN).. I DON'T CLAIM TO BE AN EXPERT ON ANYONE OR ANYTHING THOUGH, I PRETTY MUCH JUST LIKE ANY STYLE OF MUSIC AS LONG AS IT'S NOT PHONY. I THINK MUSIC NEEDS SHAKING UP A BIT RIGHT NOW..

 

NOTE - IF YOU ARE A WEIRDO AND THINK YOU MIGHT BE CAPABLE OF BECOMING A STALKER, PLEASE DO NOT ADD ME ON FACEBOOK... SIGNS THAT THIS MIGHT BE HAPPENING TO YOU ARE; WANKING OVER MY PROFILE PICTURES, SENDING ME DETAILED MESSAGES ABOUT HOW WE HAVE A 'SPECIAL CONNECTION' AND...... HAIRY PALMS.

FILFY ANTZ LOVES IT LIVE! LOUD! AND SWEATY! A PERFECT FIT AS ONE OF THE DIRTY BOYS, I GET TO OVER INDULGE MYSELF IN THE FURTHER ABUSE OF DRUM KITS, AN OBSESSION THAT STARTED AT AGE OF 13 AND CONTINUES WITHOUT REMORSE!!  I PRIDE MYSELF ON GIVING IT MY ALL EVERY GIG, AS DO THE WHOLE BAND, GREAT TO BE PART OF THIS WALL OF SOUND.

 

OF IRISH DECENT, I WAS BROUGHT UP ON A MIX OF RIVERDANCE/DIDDLY MUSIC AND ROCK'N'ROLL, FROM THE FUREYS TO THE BEATLES, I AM A BIG FAN OF GOOD MUSIC AND TAUGHT MYSELF TO DRUM, PLAYING ALONG TO BANDS SUCH AS THE KINKS, THE SMALL FACES, THE WHO, HENDRIX, LED ZEPP... TOO MANY TO LIST, I DO TEND TO BE DRAWN TO THE MORE FLAMBOYANT DRUMMERS; MOON, BONHAM, MITCHELL, BAKER, TO NAME BUT A FEW... THEY GENERATE ENERGY AND EXCITEMENT, SOMETHING PUSSYCAT AND THE DIRTY JOHNSONS ARE RATHER GOOD AT ME THINKS. DON`T TAKE MY WORD FOR IT COME CHECK US OUT!!!

...ANTZ BANG DRUUUMMMSS!!

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