The Ace Cats

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The cell core of the Ace Cats had known each other since 1977 from various groups (Apples, California Wheelstand Kings). In 1980 the band was founded in Dortmund, Germany, still as Alley Cats. In 1982 they renamed themselves into The Ace Cats - this had legal reasons, in Los Angeles already existed a Punkband with the same name.

Rock 'n' Roller from the beginning, they musically oriented on Rockabilly, all songs were sung in English. In 1983 the band played as the opening act for Shakin' Stevens and Fats Domino. Although they got some stir with the '82 LP "Cat Talk", a bigger breakthrough didn't follow. When the New German Wave peaked in mid-1983, they tried to sing in German. Their 1st single in their own native language, "Heut Nacht" reached Position 40 in the German airplay charts. Musically they remained faithful to their style, reminded a bit of Ted Herold and could benefit from the huge demand for German tracks. In 1984 their following single "Linda" reached position 17 in the German charts - their last chart success. Now the Ace Cats came to some TV appearances. In the end of 1985 they disbanded.

In 1988 again a single appeared, "Süsse 17", in a completely new style and poppy sound. At this time the band consisted of Christian Schudde, Petra Humfeld, Luitger Fräger and a new singer named Ted Shansky. In 1989 the last single for the moment, "Sheila" appeared, followed by a re-break.

In 1995 the band reunited for a short time, again with another lineup, Thorsten Birkenfeld, Kaspar Bierkämper and a new singer, Jürgen Weber. They produced some new titles, reissued the old LPs on CD, had several TV appearances and also played concerts again. Their following released single "Lady Di" was taken from the market, because at the same time "real" Lady Di was killed by a road accident. After that it became quiet again with the band.
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The Ace Cats Discography Tracks

Albums

The Ace Cats - Cat Talk album art The Ace Cats Cat Talk (Album) Energie (2) Germany 1982 Sell This Version
The Ace Cats - Katzen Tanzen Durch Die Nacht album art The Ace Cats Katzen Tanzen Durch Die Nacht (Album) CBS, CBS Germany 1984 Sell This Version
The Ace Cats - Stundenlang Im Fieber album art The Ace Cats Stundenlang Im Fieber (Album) CBS Germany 1985 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

650006 The Ace Cats - Good Health To You album art The Ace Cats Good Health To You(7", Single, Promo) Energie (2) 650006 Germany 1982 Sell This Version
The Ace Cats - Heut Nacht album art The Ace Cats Heut Nacht (Single, Maxi) CBS Germany 1983 Sell This Version
The Ace Cats - Linda album art The Ace Cats Linda (Single) CBS Germany 1984 Sell This Version
CBS A 4750, A 4750 The Ace Cats - Rockabella album art The Ace Cats Rockabella(7", Single) CBS, CBS CBS A 4750, A 4750 Germany 1984 Sell This Version
The Ace Cats - Du Liebst Mich album art The Ace Cats Du Liebst Mich (Single, Maxi) CBS Germany 1985 Sell This Version
The Ace Cats - Gina album art The Ace Cats Gina (Single, Maxi) CBS, CBS Europe 1985 Sell This Version
A 7259 The Ace Cats - Du Nur Du album art The Ace Cats Du Nur Du(7", Single) CBS A 7259 Germany 1986 Sell This Version
The Ace Cats - Süsse Siebzehn album art The Ace Cats Süsse Siebzehn (Maxi) CBS Netherlands 1988 Sell This Version
The Ace Cats - Sheila album art The Ace Cats Sheila (Single) CBS, CBS Germany 1989 Sell This Version
COL 662931 2 The Ace Cats - Immer Wieder Solo album art The Ace Cats Immer Wieder Solo(CD, Maxi) Columbia COL 662931 2 Germany 1996 Sell This Version
0096-04 The Ace Cats - Lady Di album art The Ace Cats Lady Di(CD, Maxi) Oil Records 0096-04 Germany 1996 Sell This Version

Compilations

515219 2 The Ace Cats - The Best Of The Ace Cats album art The Ace Cats The Best Of The Ace Cats(CD, Comp) Sony Music Media 515219 2 Germany 2003 Sell This Version

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