Cheetah Band Brings Life to Dead Boys Songs, New Tunes
By DONNA BALANCIA
Cheetah Chrome and his band got the crowd going at the Whisky A Go-Go and they’ll probably light up Alex’s Bar in Long Beach in much the same manner.
Cheetah, known as one of the original Dead Boys is single-handedly keeping punk alive with his cool demeanor and enthusiastic interaction with the fans.
Let’s face it, Cheetah’s no stranger to change, as he has played in a few extremely well-known punk groups and has introduced a cast of characters to his audiences time and again.
This time, enter via flying leap, Jake from the Undead Boys who took over fronting duties on Cheetah’s current tour. The frontman really knows how to grab and hold the attention of the crowd who ate up his every move.
It was hard to hold on to your spot on the floor as moshers took over the Whisky, colliding with everything and everyone in sight.
But Cheetah takes it all in stride and played a range of favorites and a couple of new tunes as well. After all, this is a guy who was one of the original punks, and still today snarls his way through sets to the delight of the fans.
On hand for this gig were some great friends of Cheetah, including Evita, Heather and Bruce Duff and his wife. And we can’t forget to mention James Ames, his trusty roadie, who has a talent when it comes to creating cool punk clothes, all with the theme of each tour.
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