Back in 1986, years before he was the infamous host of MTV’s Headbanger’s Ball, Riki Rachtman transformed a rundown Los Angeles disco into a one night-a-week rock club that would become, not only a part of rock history, but a music and fashion culture that defined The Los Angeles rock scene. With assistance from his roommate Taime Downe of Faster Pussycat they created CATHOUSE The most NOTORIOUS ROCK CLUB EVER .Riki had a strict policy of NO CAMERAS so anything could and did usually happen at the Cathouse. These stories have never been told
Each episode Riki Rachtman travels back to Cathouse with a witness that experienced the events of that particular evening. It may be a musician that sold 5 million records or the girl that worked the coat check. It didn't matter at the Cathouse we were all rock stars
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About the Podcast
Prior to becoming the host of MTV's Headbangers Ball TV/Radio host Riki Rachtman created the Cathouse. From 1986-1992 The Cathouse became the most notorious Rock club in Hollywood. Some of the biggest bands in rock and roll not only made Cathouse there home but they would play unannounced shows. Guns n Roses, Alice Cooper, Pearl Jam,Megadeth The list is impressive but it was the raunch ,roll, sleaze and debauchery that happened at the Cathouse that made this club LEGEND.
With a no camera policy most of the Tales from the Cathouse were never told.
Each episode Riki takes us back not only to the Cathouse but outside of its confines to an era of Ranch and Roll, Sleaze and Deabuchery. A rock n roll history lesson not told by reporters but by those that truly experienced it . Some of the biggest names of Rock n Roll called Cathouse home and they are doing the same thing on this podcast One Episode might be a band that sold millions of records or the girl that worked the coat check. It didn't matter at the Cathouse we were all rock stars