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From 1986-1992 The Cathouse was at the epicenter of the Hollywood Rock scene. Some of the biggest bands in rock would play unannounced shows at the Cathouse but it wasn't the performances by bands like Guns n Roses, Motorhead, Alice Cooper, Pearl Jam, Faster Pussycat, Black Crows  (the list goes on) that put Cathouse on the map. It was the sleaze and debauchery, the raunch and roll. Riki Rachtman former host of MTV's Headbangers Ball owned the Cathouse. He opened it with his roommate Taime Downe from the band Faster Pussycat with the premise of getting free drinks and meeting girls.

    Riki enforced a no camera rule at the Cathouse so anything could and did happen. These stories have never been told......Until now

Each episode of Cathouse Hollywood Riki recaps 1 night at the Cathouse and he recounts the night with a participant or witness to what took place that evening. His guest could be a a musician that sold 5 million records or the girl that worked the coat check. It doesn't matter at Riki Rachtman's World Famous Cathouse we were all Rock Stars

Riki Rachtman's Cathouse Hollywood Podcast Riki Rachtman Cathouse Hollywood

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    • 4.9 • 431 Ratings

From 1986-1992 The Cathouse was at the epicenter of the Hollywood Rock scene. Some of the biggest bands in rock would play unannounced shows at the Cathouse but it wasn't the performances by bands like Guns n Roses, Motorhead, Alice Cooper, Pearl Jam, Faster Pussycat, Black Crows  (the list goes on) that put Cathouse on the map. It was the sleaze and debauchery, the raunch and roll. Riki Rachtman former host of MTV's Headbangers Ball owned the Cathouse. He opened it with his roommate Taime Downe from the band Faster Pussycat with the premise of getting free drinks and meeting girls.

    Riki enforced a no camera rule at the Cathouse so anything could and did happen. These stories have never been told......Until now

Each episode of Cathouse Hollywood Riki recaps 1 night at the Cathouse and he recounts the night with a participant or witness to what took place that evening. His guest could be a a musician that sold 5 million records or the girl that worked the coat check. It doesn't matter at Riki Rachtman's World Famous Cathouse we were all Rock Stars

    When Riki met Taime 1986 BC (Before Cathouse)

    When Riki met Taime 1986 BC (Before Cathouse)

    Riki Rachtman former host of  Headbangers Ball  and creator of the Cathouse shares some of the never before stories from Hollywood's most notorious rock club. We go back to 1986 BC (Before Cathouse) How did Taime Downe from Faster Pussycat even meet Riki. Riki takes us back to the Hollywood scene when dance clubs ruled the town.  .If it wasn't for one drunken night in a hotel room with a B movie about a jailbreak there may not have ever been a Cathouse. On episode 2 we go back to when
    Riki met Taime

    • 18 min
    Episode 1 The only band to pay to play the Cathouse-guest Pat Muzingo JUNKYARD

    Episode 1 The only band to pay to play the Cathouse-guest Pat Muzingo JUNKYARD

    It was February of 1990. In one year one band went from obscurity to becoming one of rocks biggest acts. They were also the only band to pay to play the Cathouse. Patrick Muzingo from the band Junkyard was at the Cathouse that night and recaps his "Night at the Cathouse"

    • 11 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
431 Ratings

431 Ratings

Ozznake ,

He’s the man

He was there, the 80’s LA scene, please tell us about your Cabo Wabo Van Halen special. Every little details would be awesome. Tell us more 80’s stories. 🤘🏻
Big fan from Iran

MissyJune1981 ,

Awesome podcast

Unfortunately I was only 5 or 6 years old when the Cathouse was popular. I live vicariously through these podcasts, and really enjoy each episode 😊Great job Ricki and crew! Please do more episodes

BevRev! ,

Brings Back the Memories

Just recently found this podcast which brought back all the memories of a rocking era. I was fortunate enough to be a part of that scene back in the 80s when my band played the strip. Was such a blast just hanging out down there. It made for some great memories that I’ll never forget. If you were a rocker back then or just a kid who enjoys that music era, then you’ll love this podcast!

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