Singer/songwriter/producer 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 appeared in the film with her band the Party Crashers, and later in the notorious 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 has reissued her entire catalog on her own label throughout 2019 and 2021. The label’s first release was an all-new single, the Russian-themed “Ukrainian Cowboy” (b/w “Cold War Spy”), wherein Nancy Sinatra meets James Bond in a real Spaghetti Western video. The infamous Sympathy for the Record Industry label released the songs on a seven-inch single.