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Stray Cats

Neo Rockabilly is actually a British invention but the most popular band of its genre came from America: Stray Cats! Influenced by the original 1950s heroes such as Gene Vincent and Eddie Cochran they soon mixed their sound with New Wave and even some Punk Rock elements.

The band was founded in the summer of 1979 by Brian Setzer (vocal, guitar - now leading The Brian Setzer Orchestra), Slim Jim Phantom (drums – real name James McDonell) and Lee Rocker (upright bass – real name Leon Drucker) under the name 'Brian Setzer & The Tomcats.

 

The band soon changed its name into 'Stray Cats' and strayed over to Great Britain in June 1980 due to the big European Rockabilly revival with its keystone in the UK and bands such as Matchbox, Polecats, Shakin' Stevens, Restless and many more. Some 45rpm singles and their legendary debut album were produced by the great Dave Edmunds and released by late 1980 and early 1981.

 

Stray Cats definetly created a new sound within the Rockabilly movement! It happened in spring 1981, I went into a scene store that sold clothes and records at a time. I was there on the upper floor to buy a pair of jeans when some unique Rockabilly sound came to my ears right out of the store's cellar. I rushed downstairs and asked for the band. It was Stray Cats and their classic tune 'Runaway Boys'. I was electrified! It's clear, I went home with the record and left the jeans...

I was never that electrified from a sound (except for Elvis Presley – which is another story)!

 

1982 saw the band supporting The Rolling Stones on their U.S. tour. 1983 was the touring year worldwide supporting their album 'Rant'n'Rave With The Stray Cats' and in 1984 came the first breakup. Setzer went solo and the other cats founded 'Phantom, Rocker & Slick'. But 1986 saw the first Stray Cats reunion and the album 'Rock Therapy'. They continued to issue albums and to tour around the world up till 1992 when Brian Setzer started his very successful project 'The Brian Setzer Orchestra'. Stray Cats had their next reunion during the years 2003-2004 which produced the live CD album and DVD 'Rumble In Brixton'. They had their final reunion in 2008 touring again around the world. Stray Cats are true legends in the wide world of Rock'n'Roll-Rockabilly! - Marc M/Bear Family Records

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Rock Therapy (CD) Stray Cats: Rock Therapy (CD) Art-Nr.: CDHEP1830

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(2008/Hepcat-EMI) 10 tracks - digipack, remastered 1986 Capitol album with new liner notes by Lee Rocker.
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Rumble In Brixton (DVD) Stray Cats: Rumble In Brixton (DVD) Art-Nr.: DVDSD44062

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(2004/SURFDOG) Region Code 0, PAL, Stereo, 5.1, Doly Digital, Color, 129 minutes; Includes Special Bonus Features! Exclusive, behind-the-scenes tour footage; Brand New Stray Cat's original studio recording - the first since 1991!; Rare,...
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Rumble In Brixton   2-CD Stray Cats: Rumble In Brixton 2-CD Art-Nr.: CDSD44063

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(2004/SURFDOG) 23 tracks recorded live on tour in 2004 plus new studio recording'Mystery Train Kept A Rollin'' with 24 page color souvenir booklet !
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Live From Europe Vol.10, Gijon 2004 (CD) Stray Cats: Live From Europe Vol.10, Gijon 2004 (CD) Art-Nr.: CDSD44057

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(2004/SURFDOG) 18 tracks, recorded live in Gijon 24-07-04
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Live From Europe Vol.14, Holland 2004 (CD) Stray Cats: Live From Europe Vol.14, Holland 2004 (CD) Art-Nr.: CDSD44061

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(SURFDOG) 17 tracks, recorded live in Holland 30-07-04
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Live From Europe Vol.12, Luzern 2004 Stray Cats: Live From Europe Vol.12, Luzern 2004 Art-Nr.: CDSD44059

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(2004/SURFDOG) 17 tracks, recorded live in Luzern 27-07-04
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Live From Europe Vol.5, Amsterdam 2004 Stray Cats: Live From Europe Vol.5, Amsterdam 2004 Art-Nr.: CDSD44051

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(2004/SURFDOG) 17 tracks Live in Amsterdam 14-07-04
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Live From Europe Vol.1, Brussels 2004 Stray Cats: Live From Europe Vol.1, Brussels 2004 Art-Nr.: CDSD44046

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(2004/SURFDOG) 17 tracks Brussels Live 06-07-04
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Extended Versions (Live) Stray Cats: Extended Versions (Live) Art-Nr.: CDRCA46509

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(2002/BMG SPECIAL PRODUCT) 10 tracks (47:53) last copies!!
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Hollywood Strut - Rare Stray Cats: Hollywood Strut - Rare Art-Nr.: CDRAU087

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​(1990/Raucous) 15 Songs.
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Rockabilly Rules   At Their Best - Live Stray Cats: Rockabilly Rules At Their Best - Live Art-Nr.: CDESM784

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(1999/Castle Music) 16 Songs. Great sound - 12 page booklet
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Runaway Boys (2-CD) Stray Cats: Runaway Boys (2-CD) Art-Nr.: CDSMD182

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CD on RECALL RECORDS by Stray Cats - Runaway Boys (2-CD)
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Rant N' Rave With The Stray Cats (US) Stray Cats: Rant N' Rave With The Stray Cats (US) Art-Nr.: LPSO17102

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Cutout Last Vinyl copies - US Pressing with picture inner sleeve ! This is a must for every serious Rockabilly collector! Last copies!
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Can't Help Falling In Love Stray Cats: Can't Help Falling In Love Art-Nr.: CDTOCP7849

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(Japan) Original Single Cut, Will Be Released In Japan Only! Limited Maxi CD - JAP Only
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Drink That Bottle Stray Cats: Drink That Bottle Art-Nr.: LPCR81392

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​(1991/Cruisin') 10 tracks, Recorded Live At Montreux Festival 1981
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Greatest Hits - US (CD) Stray Cats: Greatest Hits - US (CD) Art-Nr.: CDD277592

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(Curb) 10 tracks
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