The Nine Lives of Fritz the Cat is an R-rated animated film from 1974. The film features a series of drug-induced vignettes both related and unrelated to life in the 1970s, each ending with the title character being killed at the end. The film is the sequel to Fritz the Cat, the first feature-length animated film to receive an X rating in the United States.
The Nine Lives of Fritz the Cat was produced by Steve Krantz, directed by Robert Taylor, co-written by Taylor, Fred Halliday, and Eric Monte. The film's music was composed and performed by Tom Scott. Unlike its predecessor, it was not a financial success.
The music for this film was performed by Tom Scott and the L.A. Express. A full soundtrack album was planned for official release, but the album never came out because of the film's failure to garner significant box office revenue. However, a 45 RPM single featuring two songs from the film, "Jump Back," and "TCB in E" was released in 1974. A live version of "TCB in E" was later released on Tom Scott's Smokin' Section album in 1999. The album's liner notes do not mention the film.