Copy Cats (album)

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Copy Cats
File:Copy Cats Johnny Thunders.jpg
Studio album by Johnny Thunders and Patti Palladin
Released 1988
Recorded May-December 1987, Falconer Studios, London; track 6 1984, Olympic Studios, London
Genre Alternative rock, garage rock
Label Jungle Records
Producer Patti Palladin
Johnny Thunders and Patti Palladin chronology
Que Sera Sera
(1985)Que Sera Sera1985
Copy Cats
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Copy Cats is a 1988 album by Johnny Thunders and Patti Palladin. It is a set of rock and roll oldies, originally recorded from 1954 to 1969. It was named after being a set of cover versions and as the title of a Gary U.S. Bonds song, "Copycat", which was recorded for the album but not released.

Track listing

The tracks were called "scenes"

Side one - "Act one"

  1. "Can't Seem to Make You Mine" (Sky Saxon) original version by The Seeds, 1965
  2. "Baby It's You" (Mack David, Barney Williams, Burt Bacharach) original version by The Shirelles, 1961
  3. "She Wants To Mambo" (Maxwell Davis, Gene Ford) original version by The Chanters, 1954
  4. "Treat Her Right" (Roy Head) original version by Roy Head and the Traits, 1965
  5. "Uptown To Harlem" (Betty Mabry) original version by The Chambers Brothers, 1967
  6. "Crawfish" (Fred Wise, Ben Weisman) original version by Kitty White and Elvis Presley from the film King Creole, 1958

Side two - "Act two"

  1. "Alligator Wine" (Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller) original version by Screamin' Jay Hawkins, 1958
  2. "Two Time Loser" (Alden Bunn, Anna Sandford) original version by Tarheel Slim and Little Ann, 1963
  3. "Love Is Strange" (Ethel Cookie Smith, Mac Houston Baker) original version by Mickey & Sylvia, 1956
  4. "I Was Born To Cry" (Dion DiMucci) original version by Dion, 1962
  5. "He Cried" (Greg Richards, Ted Daryll) original version as "She Cried" by Jay and the Americans, 1962
  6. "Let Me Entertain You (Parts 1 and 2)" (Jule Styne, Stephen Sondheim) original version from the musical Gypsy, 1959


  • Johnny Thunders - guitar, vocals
  • Patti Palladin - vocals
  • John Perry - guitar, synth strings
  • Robbie A. Gordon - guitar
  • Jimi Haynes - guitar
  • Henri Padovani - guitar
  • Billy Rath - bass
  • Jerry Nolan - drums
  • Steve Washington - drums
  • Chris Taylor - bass, drums
  • Barry Andrews - organ, piano
  • Pedro Ortiz - tambourines, maracas, percussion
  • Jim Dvorak - trumpet
  • Nick Evans - tambourine
  • John "Irish" Earle - saxophones
  • Alex Bǎlǎnescu - violins
  • Maribel La Manchega - castanets
  • Chrissie Hynde - backing vocals
  • Jayne County - backing vocals
  • Blair Booth - backing vocals
  • Simon Humphries - backing vocals
  • Paul Long - backing vocals
  • Judd Lander - harmonica
  • Anthony Thistlethwaite - harmonica
  • Keith Hancock, Ken Thomas (on scene 6) - engineer
  • Leee Black Childers - cover photography


  1. Deming, Mark. "Copy Cats". Allmusic. Retrieved April 18, 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>