HISTORY IN THE MAKING: SEPT 18th IS THE 25th ANNIVERSARY OF THE GROUNDBREAKING “BEETHOVEN ON SPEED” FROM THE GREAT KAT!
Have you WOKEN UP YET to The
Great Kat & Beethoven???!!!
THEN: New York Times
featured story on The Great Kat’s “Beethoven On Speed” –
John Rockwell declared: “The wave of the future might well be
heavy-metal Beethoven by way of Juilliard”
NOW: Retailing giant Tesco’s TV commercial for “Call of Duty:
Ghosts” Features The Great Kat’s Vivaldi’s “The Four Seasons.”
On Sept. 18, 1990,
“BEETHOVEN ON SPEED” Album, produced
by The Great Kat, Monte Conner and Jon Mathias, was released on
Roadrunner Records. The Great Kat
Shook Up SPEED METAL with Never Before Heard Mixture of
authentic Classical Music & Speed Metal Guitar!
This revolutionary album, “Beethoven On Speed” is now featured
in “America’s Beethoven” Exhibit at the “American Beethoven
one has exploited Beethoven to the extent that Katherine Thomas,
known as The Great Kat, has. She does not just play Beethoven:
she considers herself Beethoven reincarnated. In a
male-dominated field, heavy metal, she is virtuosic,
transgressive, and aggressive. The Great Kat, Beethoven on Speed
CD. The Great Kat, Beethoven Shreds CD"! -Michael Broyles, THE
AMERICAN BEETHOVEN SOCIETY
"On September 18, 1990, Roadrunner Records released an album that was to change the world of heavy metal guitar forever! 'Beethoven On Speed' by THE GREAT KAT shook up the speed metal genre with its never-before-heard mixture of authentic classical music and shredding guitar! Celebrate the 25th anniversary of this now-iconic album by Uber Rock's favourite guitarist by doing everything today at 25 times the speed you would normally do it!"-Gaz, Uber Rock
GUITAR WORLD MAGAZINE NAMES THE GREAT KAT "50 FASTEST GUITARISTS OF ALL
"The Great Kat. SIGNATURE SONG: 'The Flight of the Bumble Bee'. Beethoven on
"The Great Kat, 'Beethoven On Speed'.
Psychofrantic, unrelenting dose of furious and fast guitar licks. The Great Kat
definitely has chops - honed on classical concert violin - and she takes them to
new gothic heights." -
The wave of the future might well be heavy-metal
Beethoven by way of Juilliard. -John Rockwell, The New York Times Article on
The Great Kat "Is This Kat Krazy Like A Fox"
"'The Great Kat' strikes a Beethovenian
pose. Forget 'Roll Over Beethoven.' the
master has been subjected to a version of
his Fifth Symphony called Beethoven On
Speed, created by one who bills herself as
'The Great Kat.' A Juilliard graduate still
based in the Big Apple, 'Kat' has combined
classical music with 'music of the 21st
century' to come up with a genre she calls 'Hyperspeed.'"
"The Great Kat. Beethoven On Speed
can be looked upon as a paving stone,
primarily in the avenues of grind metal and
tech metal that's quickly becoming the rage.
Kat dishes out perhaps the fastest version
of Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov's 'Flight of the
Bumblebee' we've ever heard." - Ray Van
The Metal Minute Blog
Kat Metalizes Beethoven On Speed. Exudes the
self confidence and balls of John Wayne,
Lucretia Borgia and Billy The Kid all in
one." - Kevin Sharp,
Metal Mania Magazine
"On September 18, 1990, Roadrunner Records released an album that was to change the world of heavy metal guitar forever! 'Beethoven On Speed' by THE GREAT KAT shook up the speed metal genre with its never-before-heard mixture of authentic classical music and shredding guitar! Celebrate the 25th anniversary of this now-iconic album by Uber Rock's favourite guitarist by doing everything today at 25 times the speed you would normally do it!"-Gaz,
The Great Kat. On 'Beethoven On
Speed' she melds metal and classical so skillfully that if Beethoven
were alive today he'd have been a head-banging metal maniac." -Dan Aquilante, New York Post
The Great Kat"ROLL
OVER, BEETHOVEN...and let Kat tell ya the news"
"The Great Kat - Beethoven On Speed. Album full of references to legendary classical composers and metal renditions of classical standards...Juilliard trained guitarist and violinist, out of her mind dominatrix Katherine Thomas, aka The Great Kat. This recording is pure, magical insanity." -
"A Beginner's Guide To Heavy Metal #17 - Shred"