Who was/is The Stray Cats ? - CDs, Vinyl LPs, DVD and more

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

Copyright © Bear Family Records®. Copying, also of extracts, or any other form of reproduction, including the adaptation into electronic data bases and copying onto any data mediums, in English or in any other language is permissible only and exclusively with the written consent of Bear Family Records® GmbH.

More information about The Stray Cats on Wikipedia.org

Close filters
 
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
3 of 4
No results were found for the filter!
Live From Europe - Paris 2004 (CD)
Stray Cats: Live From Europe - Paris 2004 (CD) Art-Nr.: CDSD44045

This article is deleted and can no longer be ordered!

(2004/Surfdog) 17 Tracks - Live in Paris, France, July 5, 2004!
$22.58
Rare Tracks (LP)
Stray Cats: Rare Tracks (LP) Art-Nr.: LPCLP2048

Item has to be restocked

(2007/CLP) 10 tracks - first issue - black vinyl Side A includes acoustic recordings from 1990 and side B is recorded live at the 'Roxy' in 1981
$20.31
Rock This Town - Live New York '88 (CD)
Stray Cats: Rock This Town - Live New York '88 (CD) Art-Nr.: CDAC8002

This article is deleted and can no longer be ordered!

(Air Cuts) 11 tracks (48:00) jewelcase.  , With hits like "Rock This Town," "Stray Cat Strut," "Runaway Boys," and "(She's) Sexy + 17," the Stray Cats brought rockabilly back to the top of the charts in the 1980s. This WNEW-FM...
$14.66 $20.31
Cross Of Love - Shotgun Baby (7inch, 45rpm, SC)
Stray Cats: Cross Of Love - Shotgun Baby (7inch, 45rpm, SC) Art-Nr.: 45K10293

Item has to be restocked

(1990/Liberation Records) 2-Track Single - Rare Australian Release! 45rpm speed, original 'Mushroom' company sleeve, small center hole, a true rarity!
$16.92
Bring It Back Again - Runaway Boys (Live) (7inch, 45rpm, PS)
Stray Cats: Bring It Back Again - Runaway Boys (Live)... Art-Nr.: 45EMI2032726

Item has to be restocked

(1989/EMI Manhattan) 2-Track Single - Rare German Release! 45rpm speed, original picture sleeve, wide center hole! Produced by Dave Edmunds!
$20.31
Stray Cats (LP, 180 Gram Vinyl)
Stray Cats: Stray Cats (LP, 180 Gram Vinyl) Art-Nr.: LPMOV1598B

Item has to be restocked

(2016/Music On Vinyl) 12 tracks - Re-issue of the 1981 'Arista' LP album
$24.84
Gonna Ball (CD)
Stray Cats: Gonna Ball (CD) Art-Nr.: CDMOC13621

Item has to be restocked

(Sony Music) 11 Tracks - The legendary second album of the Stray Cats from 1981 in new edition! Feat. Lee Allen-Saxophone! With Johnny Burnette's'Baby Blue Eyes', this album features a killer opener that starts more than 35 minutes of...
$14.66
Drink That Bottle (CD, Ltd.)
Stray Cats: Drink That Bottle (CD, Ltd.) Art-Nr.: CDRF1047

This article is deleted and can no longer be ordered!

(On The Road) 10 Tracks - Live at Montreux Festival 1981 - Limited edition of 1000 copies - original sealed!
$21.45
Rumble In Town (CD)
Stray Cats: Rumble In Town (CD) Art-Nr.: CD04910147

This article is deleted and can no longer be ordered!

(Flashback) 11 Tracks - Live at the Ritz, New York, January 5, 1989!
$33.89
The Toronto Strut - The Classic Canadian Broadcast (2-LP)
Stray Cats: The Toronto Strut - The Classic Canadian... Art-Nr.: LPLETV090

This article is deleted and can no longer be ordered!

(Let Them Eat Vinyl) 18 tracks - Gatefold cover - Live tracks
$28.24
40 (LP, Black Vinyl)
Stray Cats: 40 (LP, Black Vinyl) Art-Nr.: LPSTRAY40BLACK

Item has to be restocked

(Surfdog) 12 tracks - gatefold cover - black 180 gram vinyl - download card included . The Stray Cats celebrate their 40th anniversary and return with their new album '40' and a tour! Brian Setzer, Lee Rocker and Slim Jim Phantom release...
$24.84
Hint!
40 (LP, Silver Vinyl, Ltd.)
Stray Cats: 40 (LP, Silver Vinyl, Ltd.) Art-Nr.: LPSTRAY40SILVER

Item has to be restocked

(Surfdog) 12 Titles - Folding Cover - Chrome/Silver Vinyl - 180g - incl. download card - Limited Edition The Stray Cats celebrate their 40th anniversary and return with their new album '40' and a tour! Brian Setzer, Lee Rocker and Slim...
$24.84
Live At The Roxy 1981 (CD, Limited Edition)
Stray Cats: Live At The Roxy 1981 (CD, Limited Edition) Art-Nr.: CDCLO1353

Item has to be restocked

(Rock-A-Billy Records) 15 Tracks - Deluxe Digisleeve - Limited Edition 700 copies!
$30.50
Runaway Boys (2-LP, Half Speed Mastering)
Stray Cats: Runaway Boys (2-LP, Half Speed Mastering) Art-Nr.: LPSTRAY97717

Item has to be restocked

Stray Cats fans have every reason to be happy in 2019. Not only have the Rockabilly Punk icons released their first new album in almost three decades, the trio are now also looking back on their career. Runaway Boys - The Anthology'...
$31.63
Runaway Boys (2-CD, 40th Anniversary Edition)
Stray Cats: Runaway Boys (2-CD, 40th Anniversary Edition) Art-Nr.: CDSTRAY97748

Item has to be restocked

(BMG Right) 36 tracks - gatefold digipac with 20 page booklet Stray Cats fans have every reason to be happy in 2019. Not only have the Rockabilly Punk icons released their first new album in almost three decades, the trio are now also...
$19.18
Rock This Town (CD)
Stray Cats: Rock This Town (CD) Art-Nr.: CD001187

This article is deleted and can no longer be ordered!

(Multi Coloured Music) 11 tracks
$28.24
Runaway Boys (4-LP, Box Set, Ltd.)
Stray Cats: Runaway Boys (4-LP, Box Set, Ltd.) Art-Nr.: LPSTRAY97663

Item has to be restocked

Stray Cats fans have every reason to be happy in 2019. Not only have the Rockabilly Punk icons released their first new album in almost three decades, the trio are now also looking back on their career. Runaway Boys - The Anthology'...
$147.06
Live At The Roxy 1981 (LP, Splatter Vinyl, Ltd.)
Stray Cats: Live At The Roxy 1981 (LP, Splatter Vinyl, Ltd.) Art-Nr.: LPCLO1353

Item has to be restocked

(Rock-A-Billy Records) 10 tracks - gatefold cover
$39.55
Choo Choo Hot Fish (CD, Canada)
Stray Cats: Choo Choo Hot Fish (CD, Canada) Art-Nr.: CDATTIC1341-C

Item has to be restocked

(Attic) 12 tracks 1992 produced by Dave Edmunds (vocals & guitar on 'Cry Baby') - original sealed, rare Canada pressing - cut-out with small hole in barcode
$16.92 $20.31
Let's Go Faster (LP, Ltd.)
Stray Cats: Let's Go Faster (LP, Ltd.) Art-Nr.: LP000018

Item has to be restocked

(Wendi) 11 tracks Limited Edition - Reproduction of the very rare Australian edition from 1990.
$24.84 $28.24
Built For Speed (CD)
Stray Cats: Built For Speed (CD) Art-Nr.: CD016925

Item has to be restocked

(DCC Compact Classics) 12 tracks
$45.21
Rocked This Town (2-LP, Blue Vinyl, Ltd.)
Stray Cats: Rocked This Town (2-LP, Blue Vinyl, Ltd.) Art-Nr.: LPSD50184

Item has to be restocked

(Surfdog) 23 tracks Rocked This Town: From LA to London is the upcoming live album of The Stray Cats. This collection of 23 tracks, recorded during the critically acclaimed 40th anniversary tour of the band in 2020, brings together their...
$27.10
Rocked This Town (CD)
Stray Cats: Rocked This Town (CD) Art-Nr.: CDSD59681

Item has to be restocked

(Surfdog) 22 tracks Rocked This Town: From LA to London is the upcoming live album of The Stray Cats. This collection of 22 tracks, recorded during the critically acclaimed 40th anniversary tour of the band in 2020, brings together their...
$18.05
Live At The Roxy 1981 (LP, Picture Disc)
Stray Cats: Live At The Roxy 1981 (LP, Picture Disc) Art-Nr.: LPCLO1748

Item has to be restocked

(Cleopatra) 10 tracks A beautiful picture disc pressing of the Stray Cats' very first Hollywood live show in September 1981! Hear this incredible band in their latest and most reckless lineup!
$39.55
Bring It Back Again (Maxi-CD)
Stray Cats: Bring It Back Again (Maxi-CD) Art-Nr.: CD327225

Item has to be restocked

(EMI) 3 tracks
$14.66
3 of 4