Thursday, January 29, 2009

፨ ALLEYCATS, Jika Kau Bercinta Lagi

The Alleycats, formed in 1969 hails from Penang, and most Penangites (to be more specific the Baby Boomers) would certainly agree they were the hottest and grooviest band way back in the early 70s and until today after 4 decades can be considered as one of the legendary in music entertainment. They often performed in Carmen's Inn, a basement NiteClub in a hotel which also had a revolving restaurant on the top floor (take a guess, the hotel's name starts with 'M'). Those days Discos and DJs were unheard of, not until John Trovalta 'infected' the world with the contagious 'Saturday Nite Fever'. We had live bands to entertain us and Niteclubs were not many, can roughly think of 'The Den', 'Skyroom' and 'Latin Quarters'. Can still remember vividly Alleycats would never missed singing Deep Purple's 'Smoke On The Water, Highway Star' and Santana's 'Black Magic Woman' during those days in Carmen's Inn and they sang purr-fectly. In 1978 they signed up with Polygram as record artistes and has 29 albums to their credit. Very sad that they have lost a prominent lead singer, who also played the flute and co-founder of the group, Loganathan Arumugam better known as Loga, in year 2007 after suffering from lung cancer. Here's a tribute to Loga and all the very best 'meows' to Alleycats, you guys are great.

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