by Joel Lively
This week's spotlight features some true entertainers. Sporting spandex, fishnets and fuzzy cat ears, the Cheetahs on the Moon bring a fun stage performance with their catchy, glam pop. The first tune of theirs I found when looking into the group was an amazing cover of Def Leppard's "Pour Some Sugar On Me"; it was such a blast that I had to keep listening, and I'm glad I did. The official Cheetahs story follows below. Pro-tip: they really are from the moon.
Cheetahs on the Moon cook up a sour mash of pop forms, distilling the post-New York Dolls, trashy hair bands of the eighties with wildly cacophonous John Cage-on-crystal-meth guitar solos, Go-Go's style melodic riffing, a strangely Merle Haggard outlook on life, and parenthetical moments of sentimentality that could only be matched by the Ray Conniff Singers.
Hailing from the moon but currently operating out of the Bay Area, The Cheetahs invite you to rev up your ExoMars Rover and join them on the outer cusps of the post-ironic new sincerity movement that is sweeping Planet Earth. Because all you need is love. And tight pants.
Check out Cheetahs on the Moon at www.Myspace.com/OhMyCheetahs.