Pussy Galore

Pussy Galore was an American garage rock band that formed in Washington, D.C. in 1985. They had a constantly fluid line-up until their demise in 1990. They took their name from the character in the James Bond film, Goldfinger, and their sound was inspired by the Velvet Underground and the New York Dolls. The band's earliest incarnation consisted of guitarist and vocalist Jon Spencer, guitarist and occasional vocalist Julia Cafritz and drummer John Hammill, though this line-up would be subject to both change and expansion in later years.

Links to Peel

Peel first saw Pussy Galore live in November 1988 at London's Mean Fiddler and enjoyed their performance describing them as a band that attracts an 'outdoorsy sort of following.' [1] He invited the group to do a session for his show in 1990 and after the band split, kept interest in singer Jon Spencer's musical career involving Boss Hog and later the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion. Both groups did sessions for Peel's programmes.


1. Recorded: unknown. Broadcast: 25 July 1990

  • Dead Meat / Understand Me / Nothin' Can Bring Me Down / New Breed

Other Shows Played

Pussy galore - "spin out"

Pussy galore - "spin out"

  • 19 May 1990 (BFBS): 'Ship Comin In (LP-Historia De La Musica Rock)' (Rough Trade)
  • 29 May 1990: 'Song At The End Of The Side (LP-Historia De La Musica Rock)' (Rough Trade)
  • 31 May 1990: 'Mono! Man (LP-Historia De La Musica Rock)' (Rough Trade)
  • 23 June 1990 (BFBS): 'Dedication (LP-Historia De La Musica Rock)' (Rough Trade)

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