"Take Rick Nielson of Cheap Trick, give him Robin Zander's voice and you've got Freddy Moore."
―Garr Dennis, Music Connection
"Moore is a blend, musically, of Frank Zappa and Paul McCartney."
―Bruce Holdhusen, Minneapolis Star-Tribune
"Take a gander at Freddy Moore, lead id of the Kats quintet. Freddy looks like Frank Gorshin crossed with John Lydon, and will do anything―I'm warning you, anything―for a tumultuous reaction. He throws himself on the floor, he sings in voices he probably didn't even knew he had, and one night he concluded his set by hopping into the lap of a female friend of mine and made a fan for life."
―Ken Tucker, Herald Examiner
Frederick Moore is a prolific lead singer/songwriter/guitarist known for founding rock bands such as Minneapolis-based Skogie and the Flaming Pachucos in the 1960s and in the late 1970s with his rock/power pop band The Kats / Nu Kats, where they set attendance records at legendary Los Angeles clubs such as Whisky a Go Go, Starwood, and The Troubadour.
Freddy has written 1,000+ songs from anywhere he happens to be, including basement bedrooms, lying on top of pool tables or mid-moped crashes. His published records include Skogie’s Call Me Crazy produced by North Country Music, 1972 and The Butler Did It, produced by Mill City Records in 1973. Albums and EP’s include Skogie’s There’s a String Attached to Almost Everything We Do, produced by General Records in 1974, The Nu Kats’ Plastic Facts EP, produced by Rhino Records in 1980, Boy’s Next Door EP, produced by Radioactive Records in 1983, The Kat Club’s House Combinations, produced by General Records in 1997, Source Mississippi, produced by General Records in 2001, and los angelenos, produced by General Records in 2007. The Kats and Nu Kats’ music have been spotlighted on Rhino Records’ compilation album called L.A. In, in 1979 and Yes Nukes in 1981. Freddy’s music is also available on iTunes by Metal Blade Records and available to stream on Spotify.
The Kats’ hits "It’s Not a Rumour," as well as "Lost My TV Guide," were featured on the television show Hollywood Heartbeat hosted by Fleetwood Mac’s Bob Welch, MTV and had local radio play. His songs have appeared on movie soundtracks such as the 1982 cult horror film Parasite (in which he also co-starred as nerdy teenager Arn, with then wife Demi Moore), the 1985 movie Loose Screws II and Spring Fever, and the 2013 CW series The Carrie Diaries.
Freddy’s additional filmography includes being featured in United Artists Pictures’ experimental 70mm 3D film called I’m a Kat in 1979, and the music video "It’s Not a Rumour" featuring Demi Moore and renowned cinematographer Jan de Bont, and directed by Philip Brewin Cheney. Freddy spent his life living like Wile E. Coyote, getting knocked down by anvils and popping back up.
Freddy is in late-stage Alzheimer’s and living in a caregiving facility in Los Angeles, California, where his wife and love of his life for over thirty years, Renee, holds his hand. He can still tell her, “I love you.”
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