A Dissertation on Jingle Cats. You Heard Me.

Pete over at Pete Hates Music devoted some serious energy into getting behind the music of Jingle Cats.  No, I don’t know why.  Maybe he knows something we don’t.

One day in 1992, Mike Spalla quit his job to dedicate himself wholeheartedly to his craft – his music. As we celebrate the 20th anniversary of his first release (1993), it bears mentioning that he has been played on (almost) every radio station in North America, has won a Billboard Music Award, and has sold enough copies that Mike’s decision to quit his job turned into a permanent career.It bears mentioning, because that work is Jingle Cats.

Yes. Fucking Jingle Cats.

Given it’s that jingle-cat time of year, we thought it might be fun to explore the circumstances that surrounded the creation of Jingle Cats. How THE HELL did Mike Spalla decide to create this, and why on earth was it so popular?

You’re hooked now, right?  Keep reading.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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One thought on “A Dissertation on Jingle Cats. You Heard Me.

  • ahaha, great job


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