Cat Chaser was founded in Seattle Wa, amid the Goth/Punk era in 1983.
was founded by Fastcat and Cresta. Fastcat's hard driving straight
technique, coupled with Black Bile's screaming guitar licks was
enhanced and rounded out
with Cresta's girlish bass playing and slutty vocals. Originally the
band was hardcore Punk.
The Living Dead
Fastcat wanted a new sound so he drew from the Living Dead, the first
The Living Dead was formed from a group of musicians from Niagara
Falls NY and Hamilton,
Ontario, Canada. These people were into the occult, magick, Edgar
Allen Poe, feasting,
Gothic Romance and wearing Medieval and Victorian clothing and acting
in persona. Fastcat
named the movement 'neo-Victorian Gothic'. This group of about 35
people wanted their own
sub culture away from both the establishment and hippies. They were
also anti-drug. Thus
was born the Goth movement.
The living Dead were Fastcat on drums, Raynae Elizabeth Barrington on
harpsichord and organ, Ron Franklin on lead, John Paul on rhythm and
Ziggy Jamaica Joe
Steed on bass. Father O'Flynn, Bloodlust and Lady Jane were original
Living Dead songs
written by Fastcat and Raynae.
The Living Dead split up when Raynae died.
Cat Chaser- WettyGurls rule! 1983-1988
Cat Chaser was just another Seattle Punk band in the early 80's. They
the Punk and Goith underground clubs in the University and Pike Place
market districts. It
was not until a year after constant playing, did the band get their
big break. They were playing
a dingy Punk/Goth club called the Church when Cresta had to pee. They
had just started the
second set. She tried to tell Fastcat via the lyrics of the song. He
and Black Bile just thought
that Cresta was trying new lyrics. She wet herself on stage and the
crowd went wild. Soon the
band packed every club they played at because everyone wanted to see
Cresta founded the WettyGurl movement and injected the wetting into
the stage act. Many of
the girls who attended CCC shows would and still do follow suit. CCC
WettyGurl theme into their stage act and now have about 8 WettyGurl
Cat Chaser- Bloodlust and Crypts! 1988-1992
By 1988 the band had Become Goth/Punk, with the lyrics being dark
the sound still Punk Rock. Bile had long since left the band. Fastcat
was still on the Quest for
the perfect sound. He wanted the Living Dead sound back so he hired
his long time friend
Reggie Leach to play his haunting Richie Blackmore style licks and
ambient chords. Reggie
lived in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada and was an early Goth who was
heavily influenced by
Blackmore. Fastcat and Reg met their idol when Deep Purple played at
the Forum on Barton
st., in Hamilton in 1971. They dug out some old tapes of The Living
Dead and started to
become more Goth ambient, playing such LD songs as Father O'Flynn,
Bloodlust and Lady
Jane. They played The Underground(now called '123 Paradise')
several times in Morgantown
WVa in 1988-9. Reggie died on January 21, 1992.
Cat Chaser- Undead in the Crypt! 1992-1995
The band reformed in 1993 after mourning Reggie's death. Fastcat and
moved to Hamilton where the Goth/Punk scene was growing. They rented
a big house in Little
Italy, terrifying the neighborhood with their following of no less
than 10 to 50 Goth/Punks
hanging out and jamming on any given day. Their manager Bradley
Arnold found them a
guitarist and bassist, being Jim and Adam. Cresta stopped playing
bass. Jim left the band
after a few months and Adam stayed on. They hired a young 15 year old
kid by the name of
Kevin who had only played for 3 months, but was a natural. The sound
Cat Chaser became the house band at the Dinosaur above Grapes and
Buttinski's). They also took over a failed hole in the wall bar
called Dee's Sports Bar and
turned it into a Punk/Goth club. They were the house band for a while
at Mr. Laff's when Blues
went out of style. Fastcat started managing bands and booked 48 local
punk bands at Dee's
and other clubs in 1995.
Kevin left the band in 1995 and was replaced by current guitarist
Lord. Soon Adam left the band and was replaced on bass by Asmodeus.
Together this lineup
was called Cat Chaser-Graveyard Gothic. Their first album,
entitled The Vampyre Chronicles
skyrocketed in Europe and especially Hamburg Germany, Their
recorded live at the Crypt sold 5,000 copies.
Cresta left the band in 1995.
Cat Chaser Conspiracy- The sound is found 1997-2000
Fastcat was faced with trying to find the right singer for the band.
The remaining 3
players decided to take a break until a singer was found. In 1997
Fastcat found a street gurl
by the name of Moppet. She was perfect, she had the right look, and
the best female vocals
he ever heard.She fit the criteria of being a Princess WettyGurl,
Gorhic Princess, was
interested in magick, the Holy Grail, Illuminati and all that the
band was about.
They went to NY to train Moppet's vocals in their recording studio.
When she was
trained they moved to Tacoma WA to get a new lineup and get back to
the roots of the band's
origin. From 1997-1999 they played live shows in Seattle, Portland
and LA. But they could not
find dedicated musicians who were not drug addicts. They hired
musicians for their gigs.
On New Year's Eve 1999 they held a Goth party at the Crypt and
album entitled 'Cat Chaser Conspiracy- a Little Taste of Pussy (More
to CUM). On this album
is featured 2 songs written by Moppet, being 'Bump in The Nite'
and 'Welcome to Hell'. They
returned to the NY studio in April of 1999 to reunite with Dark Lord
and Asmodeus and record
an album. It was never finished, but the songs they did record have
been included in the
album entitled 'Cat Chaser Conspiracy- 'Bloodlust' 1997-1999.
Moppet was the purr-fect Cat Chaser Gurl. From her extreme beauty to
incredible vocals. She joined the band at age 14. Her voice has a
remarkable range from dirty
Punk to ambient Goth, she can bring tears to your eyes when you
listen to 'Bloodlust'. Her
voice is described as 'haunting'. Her voice is identical to Raynae's.
Moppet is currently on a
break from the band taking care of her son Reggie (named after Cat
Chaser guitarist, Reggie
Founder of Cat Chaser-Conspiracy, he is one of the Original Goths. He
movement when he was a kid. Fastcat lives in Savannah Georgia. He is
drummer and guitarist and now switches these roles in the band. He is
a published author of
books on magick, witchcrafte, Satanism, Discordianism, Illuminati,
the Vampyre Race and
the Holy Grail. He has also developed and published a Live Action
Role Playing Game.
Fastcat makes Gothic/Victorian clothing, boots and shoes. He also
binds blank books, makes daggers, does skeleton art and makes
realistic looking mummified
heads. His passion is working in the recording studio and playing
guitar, and his Catttz.
Cat Chaser Conspiracy- 2000
CCC is a large family. We have several studio musicians and have our
recording studio, a videographer and a famous manager/agent in
California. Currently we are
issuing 5 albums. The band is ready for a new lineup.We are not
concerned about your sex
or age, just have an interest in the things which the band is about
and be Gothic!. Talent is
required, but expertise is not. We can train you, if you are
dedicated. Of utmost importance is
a permanent female singer. Cat Chaser Conspiracy is much like a
Broadway production, each
member has a certain persona, so acting ability is a good asset.
Moppet will be a hard act to follow and a challenge for a young
Gothic singer who
wants to break into the music business. If you think you fit the
profile of the Purr-fect Cat
Chaser Conspiracy Gurl, then we want to hear from you. We have 8
video's planned as well as
several concerts, so this could be your opportunity. E-mail us if you
want to apply for any Cat
Chaser position. We will then arrange a meeting at the studio in
Niagara Falls NY.
1- A Little Taste of Pussy- More to Cum (live ambient Goth 1999) -
2- Cat Chaser- 'Bloodlust' 1997-1999 (Cat Chaser classics redone by
Moppet with new
previously unreleased material. Style- Goth/Punk and ambient Goth) -
3- WettyGurls Rule- (WettyGurl songs, Discordian/Erisian) 1994-1999 -
4- Cat Chaser- Classic Pussy! (1988-9, live at The Underground,
Morgantown WVa and
1993-5, live at The Dinosaur, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada) - $13.00
5- Cat Chaser-Graveyard Gothic The Vampyre Chronicles 1995, Live at
(Very Dark Heavy Goth) $8.00
6- Cat Chaser (Conspiracy) "Born - 1983, Died -1999, Undead and Risen
Crypt-2000. Includes all 5 tapes and booklet about the band. Comes
in a boxed set made in
the shape of a coffin, Collectors edition signed and numbered $35.00.
Limited to 130 boxed
For ordering instructions e-mail us at CatChaser.Conspiracy@Hell-
All releases scheduled for October 31, 2000.
Disclaimer: Most of this music was recorded live going back to the
1980's. There are a few live
glitches due to equipment malfunctions. A good stereo and equalizer
can make the music
sound great, whereas a cheap cassette deck may reveal the glitches.
But we opted to bring
you the live sound as it happened.