Riki and Taime’s World Famous Cathouse – Part 1

In honor of my upcoming trip to L.A. to see Cathouse Live at Irvine Meadows, featuring a plethora of ’80s bands and artists, I’ve dug up my old Cathouse flyers from 1987-88 that I’ve somehow managed to hang on to all these years. I was going to post them below for your reading enjoyment, but I apparently didn’t scan them at a high enough resolution to enlarge them to be readable. Sigh, so much to learn with this blogging thing…check back for more on those later.

For those of you who are unfamiliar with it, the Cathouse was THE place to go in the late ’80s L.A. Sunset Strip music scene (even though it wasn’t on the Strip). Guns N’ Roses, Faster Pussycat (of which Taime was the singer) – and many more – played and hung out there. Apparently it’s been re-opened and is now called Riki Rachtman’s World Famous Cathouse. (Update: I learned that it was only re-opened for one night as a pre-party to the Cathouse Live at Irvine Meadows show). Riki, some of you may recall, was also one of the VJs on MTV’s Headbanger’s Ball.

In the meantime, here’s my old Cathouse membership card and two postcard-size flyers that have survived within the confines of a scrapbook over the past 27-28 years (GASP). I had no recollection until I pulled this stuff out that the club was “private” and you had to join and get a membership card. I’m going to have to consult my pals on that subject to see if I can combat my CRS (Can’t Remember Sh*t) and chat a bit more on this whole membership thing. I have a vague recollection of a few other nightclub membership scenarios. And of course there are many, many Cathouse stories to be pried our of our collective memories. Stay tuned ;o)

Cathouse Membership Card Front

 Cathouse Membership Card Back

Cathouse postcard 2 Cathouse postcard 1











3 thoughts on “Riki and Taime’s World Famous Cathouse – Part 1

  1. I don’t remember the Cathouse having a membership card, but I wasn’t there during the same years you were, I was going in the later 80s early 90s I think. It was bands like Alice in Chains and Blind Melon and I can’t remember who else, just that I saw a lot of shows there lol. I can’t believe you still have those flyers!

    1. Thanks for checking out my post, Riki….as well as for staging all the good times back when ;o). I left (escaped) LA in ’89 so I missed the ’90s Cathouse era, but of course if I had to choose I would easily pick the ’80s anyways so it’s all good lol. While I have you here, I’m open to donating these flyers to someplace that will keep them safe for posterity…was actually thinking of the Smithsonian! Email rocksandyblog@yahoo if you have any interest/suggestions.

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