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The Streetwalkin’ Cheetahs Share “Cherry Bomb” From Upcoming Covers Compilation
Legendary rawk ‘n’ roll firebrands The Streetwalkin Cheetahs have signed up for a slew of upcoming projects with Boston-based indie label Rum Bar Records, leading with the all star double CD covers collection, All The Covers (And More). To be released on September 30th on CD only, All The Covers (And More) wrangles every cover song the band recorded over its 25 year career and features a slew of special guest stars, including Cherie Currie (Runaways), Wayne Kramer (MC5), Sylvain Sylvain (New York Dolls), Jimmy Zero (Dead Boys), Deniz Tek (Radio Birdman), Bryan Small (The Hangmen), Jeff Dahl (Angry Samoans) and many more. Even the artwork itself is a salute to one of the band’s influences, the Ramones.
The lead single off All The Covers (And More) is the Cheetahs high-energy take of The Runaways classic Cherry Bomb which features Cherie Currie herself on lead vocals. The song was originally issued as a 7” vinyl single in 1998. All The Covers (And More) features remakes of classic and obscure songs that display a wide-range of influences, from more obvious inspirations like The Stooges, Hanoi Rocks, Cheap Trick, The Dictators and Flaming Groovies, to the less obviousones such as Iron Maiden, Bob Seger, Mötley Crüe and Red Hot Chili Peppers. The recordings are culled from official albums, B-sides, obscure compilations, tribute albums, radio appearances, soundboard live shows, and even the band’s original 1995 live in the studio 4 track cassette demo, which features the band’s original drummer (and brother of Frank), actor Breckin Meyer (Clueless / Road Trip / Rat Race).