Pussy Cat - Boof!: The Complete Pussy Cat 1966-1969

Behind the fluffy name, Pussy Cat was no pushover. As a member of Les Petites Souris, the 17 year old Evelyne Courtois was the powerhouse behind France's first all-female rock 'n roll group, playing guitar and writing their material. As a solo artist, she looked to the emerging British beat groups for inspiration, and as a result, her recorded output had a slightly tougher edge than most other of the 60s French girl singers in the so-called 'yé-yé' scene.

RPM's new collection gathers together all her 60s solo work, including four from her time with Les Petites Souris. Those new to the yé-yé sound will at least recognise Courtois' Francophone translations of numbers by The Small Faces, Herman's Hermits and The Moody Blues, but Courtois continued to write her own material, best showcased by the girl group yearnings of 'Cette Nuit' and the Eurovision stylings of 'Hymne Au Soleil'. During the 1970s and 80s, she juggled modelling work with her music career (including some disco records), and even wrote music for France's first (and ill-fated) theme park. Boof! shines a light on a little known, but independent and pioneering spirit. Très bon!

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