Purrrusing the 2013 London Tattoo convention we stumbled upon Pussycat and the Dirty Johnsons providing some musical entertainment to the inked masses mid set.
If you ignored the guitar player (who must have been in the line up when police were looking for the bloke who ate all the pies) frontwoman Puss Johnson cut a dated dash in red boots, tight leopard print attire, high lacquered hair and leopard face paint. You know, like you have at kids parties.
They sit comfortably in the Punk/Rock’n’Roll/Billy niche market they play in but further than that Ms Johnson et al have little chance of breaking out of said circuit. There is an overall 80’s feel to the whole shebang. Both vocally and visually, you’ve kinda seen and heard it all before. Any big balls attitude was somewhat stifled beneath too much shoe gazing, and one could imagine Dr and the Medics coming on stage next.
Photos by Carl Byron Batson. Not to be reproduced without prior permission.
Photographer, published poet, former party animal, body builder, grave robber
to the stars and renowned chainsaw juggler, Carl can often be spotted on his
Harley Davidson pretending to be in Terminator 2. He is also frequently seen in
the press pits of old London town, camera in hand, avoiding being hit by bottles
of wee and crippling his opposition with secret Kung Fu moves.