Josie Cotton


Singer/songwriter/bandleader Josie Cotton hails from Dallas Texas.  In the early 1980s, Cotton had an international hit with “Johnny Are You Queer?” which was included on the soundtrack of the seminal film Valley Girl.  She also appeared in the film with her band the Party Crashers as well as Jackass Number Two.  Josie is known for her quirky stylizations and musical experimentation from pop to rockabilly, electronica, swamp, lounge, Western, garage rock and beyond.  She has to date recorded seven albums including Invasion of the B-Girls, a collection of B-movie theme songs (great songs from bad movies) from the 1960s and ‘70s, which included liner notes by John Waters who noted, “Josie Cotton has made the unlistenable unforgettable.” 

Now Cotton can add record company mogul to her resume.  With the formation of Kitten Robot Records, Cotton will be reissuing her entire catalog on her own label throughout the upcoming year.  The first release is a single of two brand new songs with a Russian theme: “Ukrainian Cowboy” b/w “Cold War Spy.”  The vinyl version will be released on the infamous Sympathy for the Record Industry label.  Two further releases follow on all formats:  Everything is Oh Yeah was to be her third record for Elektra back in the ‘80s.  It has been re-mixed and mastered and will be released in partnership with Cleopatra Records.  The previously mentioned Invasion of the B-Girls will also be released in early 2020; the vinyl version of that LP will come out on Dionysus Records.  Additionally, Josie is playing select dates with her stellar band which features Paul Roessler (Screamers/Twisted Roots) and Kevin Preston (Prima Donna/Longshot).