The Go-Katz were originally formed as a five piece band in 1986. Howard Raucous (v), Giles "Beaker" Brett (g), Mark "Moff" Moffat (b), Andy Young (g) and Johnny "Wolf" Basford (d) decided to form The Go-Katz after they met in a bar in Loughborough, UK. Because the band wasn't a big factor in the London Psychobilly circuit at that time, Howard decided to release their first EP on his own. Howard´s "Raucous Records" had already started as a mail-order service, and so a new record label was born. In 1988, they continued without the rhythm guitar of Giles Brett and Dave replaced Wolf on drums.