Curious CDs

Every week, our Operations team keeps track of the most interesting discs that get sent to Murfie. This week’s Curious CD is especially intriguing…and one-of-a-kind. Just look at the album cover!

             Radio Active Cats


The Facts:

  • This is a self-titled album by a band that hails from Burbank, California
  • This album cover is arguably one of the best ones ever
  • Radio Active Cats can definitely be described as having a hard rock/glam metal sound

This album sounds like it could have come straight from the 1970s, but it came out in 1991. There’s really not too much info about this lesser-known gem on the internet—so it’s worth checking out on Murfie! Props to the member who sent this one in.

Hair metal!

We’ve spoken before about how I hold 80’s pop culture near and dear to my heart. I have a real soft spot for everything from John Hughes films to off-the-shoulder tops to HAIR METAL (!!! *shred guitar solo* !!!). There’s just something about the gaudy getup and glam-tastic rock sound that ever appeal to me. A particular aspect that never fails to amuse (and perhaps, delight) is the long shaggy or backcombed hairstyles that hair metal bands (I just wonder how that term came about?) loved to sport.

So many hair metal bands (Poison, Twisted Sister, Cinderella, Europe, Bon Jovi, Guns N’ Roses, Van Halen, Mötley Crüe…just to name a few), so much hair. Mirror, mirror on the wall: who has the most beautiful hair of all?