Kim Wilde has released many songs during her career. Some of them have been covered by other artists. On Cover Friday, Wilde Life presents cover versions of Kim Wilde songs. This week: Sneaky Pete & Cool Cats.
Peter Karlsson formed Sneaky Pete & Cool Cats in Sweden in 1993.He was introduced to showbizz by his brother, Mats Karlsson, who was playing the upright bass in a band he had formed with Benny Melin (lead guitar). They were rockabillies and tried hard to sound like Stray Cats, Johnny & The Roccos, Restless and also like the regular Fifties heroes. Along with Roger Johansson (drums) and Tommy Johansson (guitar), they had made a couple of apperances at a local pub. The kids seemed to like it, and so did Peter. Since the line-up was completed things developed, and soon the band was busy playing more gigs along the Swedish west coast.
On their second album ‘Refuse to loose’ (1995), they covered Kim Wilde’s ‘Rage to love’. To date, it is still the only cover version of that song. Obviously the style of the original track fits Sneaky Pete & Cool Cats like a glove, since they are on the rockabilly revival scene.