There are at least three artists known under the name The Alley Cats. 1. Punk trio from Los Angeles, consisting of Randy Stodola (vocal & guitar), Dianne Chai (bass & vocals) and John McCarthy (drums). Band regular fixture on L.A. punk stage from the late 70s to early 80s.
As The Alley Cats they published two albums: "Nightmare City" and "Escape from Planet Earth".
In 1985 Stodola and Chai tried to start again, as The Zarkons. They recorded "Riders in the Long Black Parade" with McCarthy.