The Rockats – Make That Move

When the Stray Cats hit the scene in the early 1980s, I thought I’d died and gone to heaven. What is this? Rockabilly? Now?

See, I grew up with my Mom’s 45s. She had an amazing collection of singles from the 1950s and I cut my musical teeth on them. Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry…everything was there, accessible, irresistible to young ears.

Rock and roll is in my blood. I’m always on the look out for new-to-me music.

Enter The Rockats.

A friend lent us a stack of rockabilly vinyl and one of the first records I tossed on the turntable was the EP “Make That Move” by The Rockats. I’d never heard of them, but man oh man what a sound.


Imagine a rockabilly groove attached to early 80s pop. Sounds weird, maybe, but it works so well and fires on all eight cylinders.

If you enjoy rockabilly and have never heard of these cats, download the album here at Amazon.

I can assure you that it’ll be entertaining. Go cat go!




Here We Go…Where We End Up, No One Knows!

Welcome to the first blog post…the first installment in Betsey Venom’s “Venomous Vault!”

As I sit here typing these words, ideas form in my mind about where I want to take this blog, what I’d like to share, how I want to reach others. There are too many ideas vying for the chance to be the subject of this post, so I’ll pick and stick with one.

The subject? It’s pretty simple.

The sky’s the limit!

Do you enjoy making wearables? Do treasure hunts thrill you? Have you a passion for fashion? If so, you have found a friend here. Betsey Venom is all about creating cool things to wear and share, thrifting treasures and groovy threads, and fearlessly expressing one’s personal style.

Here you will find posts & pics of things I make, places I visit, treasures I thrift, and music I adore. I will also more than likely introduce you to the wildest rockabilly band in the land, King Cat and the Elders. I mean, after all, my hubby plays bass for the boys and rehearsals almost always happen here in my house. Why wouldn’t I want to brag on my man, as well as the five-piece band? 😉

Anywho, thank you for stumbling upon my little space in the blog-o-sphere. Let’s have some fun!

~ Francie