LIVID KITTENS

LIVID KITTENS

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South Florida's Livid Kittens...psychedelic/punk/goth/glam hot-rod rock and roll band, featuring the one and only Paige Alison Harvey

Biography

"The group's powerfully punky and often complex sound works on tape or disc, but it's their live shows that have made bassist David Heikkinen and singer Paige Alison Harvey local legends. Attending a Kittens show should be a mandatory assignment in Punk 101. Their army-boot-in-the-face sound enhanced by Harvey's pouty attitude is captivating, and she's a hard-core mix of Deborah Harry and Eartha Kitt, with bravado and moves to match."
- Greg Baker (New Times, May 2007)

Languishing in the musical backwaters of South Florida, playing local stages with more material than they can afford to record, the Kittens persevere. The new EP, "The Diamond-Cutter Sessions", is a rocker front to back, loaded with swagger and all-out guitar power.
Playing and recording together since the '90's, in 2002 the Kittens landed a song, a number from their early goth days, on an Instinct Records compilation called "12 TALES". The CD also includes cuts from The Creatures, Cranes, Rasputina, Miranda Sex Garden, and Legendary Pink Dots, among others.
Always hot for the stage, gigs of note have included opening for Iggy Pop, Toilet Boys, Fear, Samantha 7, Rasputina, Rev. Horton Heat, The Damned, Detroit Cobras, The Cramps, and X.

"As I walked in the support band - 'The Livid Kittens', were giving it plenty in a kinda punk Hawkwind way, with the scantily clad singer cavorting about with 3 attractive young dancing wenches in leopard skin hot pants n' the like.
YUMMY! ...THIS is wot you should go n' see. Fab!"
- Capt. Sensible of The Damned

Lyrics

She Calls Me Daddy

Written By: Heikkinen/Harvey

I’ll teach you something you break my heart
I’ll steal your girlfriend
I don’t even try
I’ll make her mine
I’m going down now
just never knew
revenge could be so sweet
oh man that’s good

that was so long ago
think I forgot
how you made me cry?
well now I’m not

It’s not my fault
didn’t mean to do it
but when she looks at me
I don’t feel so bad
don't feel so bad
do you remember my sign?
yeah scorpio
and how I loved you

that was so long ago
think I forgot
how you made me cry?
well now I’m not

she tells me things she kisses me down there
she takes me home making her music
I make her moan

at 1st I thought this could be wrong
then I realized I just don’t care...

that was so long ago
think I forgot
how you made me cry?
well now I’m not

well my past baby
for the sting
whoopsie!
she calls me daddy

Cock

Written By: Cast/Harvey

I’m bored with porn vibrators my fingers too
I don't have a rabbit but I’m bored with that too
all I want is you
our laughs our talks your big lips your cock
that’s what I want
that’s what I want
your shirts hangin’ in the closet
your empty side of the bed
visions of happiness they fade in my head
swallowing swords I take a sip drink whatever I can find
wallow and weep I look again
at the time
my clock is blinking my power’s out again
your shirts hangin’ in the closet
your empty side of the bed
visions of happiness they fade in my head
it's not like we want it to be
but it’s the way that it is
I got so much to say but only 15 minutes
will you come back the man you were-
will you come back the man you were-
and will I be the woman you love?

Ace of Spades

Written By: © Edward Clarke, Ian Kilmister, Philip Taylor

© Edward Clarke, Ian Kilmister, Philip Taylor (MOTOR Music Ltd.) USED BY PERMISSION

Showgirl Hips

Written By: Paige Alison Harvey

these showgirl hips have
something to show you
yeah they got something to say
they’ll be accountable for all they do
they ain’t apologizing for nothing
they roll oh yes they know
with a rumble and some sugar
they speak

sway sweetly in the breeze
these hips move
round and soft yeah ready for life
show these hips just what you got

yielding to no one
stopping on dimes
biding their time they wait
running fast
slow motion
they moan, I moan
the sweaty grind and honey makes them dance

sway sweetly in the breeze
these hips move
wide and knowing, they tell all
they tell nothing

House on Fire

Written By: Heikkinen/Harvey

who would have thought
there’d be such fire between us?
deep within us ignited by a kiss
and the flames shot up and filled us with heat

burning desire
burning love
perishing in the flames
of our hearts

just as deep I ache
for yet another taste

deceive me
tell me some more
feeling you looking deep within me
swimming in rapture as you slowly back away

take me one more time
take me
for I know that this good bye is really forever
forever really is this good bye?

take me one more time
take me
for I know that this time it’s really forever
really forever this is good bye

and tears would not be righteous
for passion such as ours
and years go by just like before
years go by just like before
but welling deep within us still
is the fire

Discography

"The Diamond-Cutter Sessions" 2006 (available on iTunes, CD Baby, Rhapsody, etc...)

"More Flames to Fall in Love With" 2002 LP (available on iTunes, CD Baby, etc...)

"Undercool" 1998 EP

"Alone with Everybody" 1995 LP

"Fuzz-Drenched and Dripping" 1993 EP

Set List

The band keeps around 20-30 originals dusted off at any given time, so sets can range from 20 min to over 2 hours if needed, although the usual is about 45 min. The band likes to do a cover or two once in awhile, just for fun...lately they've been playing 'Ace of Spades' by Motorhead, 'Dreaming' by Blondie, '50 ft Queenie' by PJ Harvey...but they've done lots of different things, from the Beatles to Jonathan Richman.