They stuck together and raise a ruckus around the Acton-Boxboro area. Ahead of the MCats show Friday in the Coppertop, we put some classic-rock queries to the band, and Heels provided the following responses
1) Imagine you're in charge of the MCats-Stock music festival, and you can book any band from any era. Who are the top five acts?
The Rolling Stones
Not necessarily in that order!
2)If MCATS could perform a whole album live, which would it be?
"Full Moon Fever" by Tom Petty (1989)
3) Best song to open a show?
"Good Lovin'" - The version we do is a mash-up of the versions by The Rascals and Grateful Dead. It's a good song to sound check on, and we often open with it if we're pressed for time, which is admittedly an odd reason. It also has a defined ending, unlike many songs.
4)Best song for the big finish?
" Runnin' Down A Dream" by Tom Petty. Because of the epic guitar solo. Tough solo to top.
5) Complete the sentence, "Man, I wish I wrote...."
Man, I wish I wrote "Use Me" by Bill Withers (from his 1972 album "Still Bill"). Smooth tune, smooth vocals, smooth lyrics. Did I mentions smooth?
MCats go on at 8 p.m.