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Stray Cats
Stray Cats
Stray Cats
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
  •  Track Listings (12) - Disc #1

1981 album featuring 12 tracks. Highlights include, 'Runaway Boys', 'Fishnet Stockings', 'Ubangi Stomp', 'Jeannie, Jeannie, Jeannie' & 'Storm the Embassy'.


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All Artists: Stray Cats
Title: Stray Cats
Members Wishing: 9
Total Copies: 0
Label: Ariola Germany
Original Release Date: 1/1/2006
Re-Release Date: 4/19/1989
Album Type: Import
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Styles: Hardcore & Punk, New Wave & Post-Punk, Oldies & Retro
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1


Album Description
1981 album featuring 12 tracks. Highlights include, 'Runaway Boys', 'Fishnet Stockings', 'Ubangi Stomp', 'Jeannie, Jeannie, Jeannie' & 'Storm the Embassy'.

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Rockabilly musthave
J. G. Herdes | Amsterdam | 02/23/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Forget all the best of albums and the rest. This is the album which you're gonna get. You won't be disappointed. If so....sorry buy the latest Celine album and forget about getting into serious music."
Rockabilly Legend's Best Album
Stevelvis | Atlanta GA | 07/16/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Robert Gordon is the guy that really started the rockabilly revival in the late 1970s, but the Stray Cats' first self-titled album was the one that received the most media coverage in the UK and started the rockabilly craze of the early 1980s. The first album by the Stray Cats was released in the UK in 1981 and was available only as an import in the USA. The Stray Cats wouldn't become really popular in the US until 1982 when cuts were taken from their first two British albums to create their first US album and then they hit it big with their videos on MTV.

"Stray Cats," the cd which is still available in the USA only as an import includes the hit songs "Stray Cat Strut," "Rumble In Brighton," and "Rock This Town," which was cowritten with Dave Edmunds. Also included are the old rockabilly classics "Double Talkin' Baby," a hit for Gene Vincent, "My One Desire," which was written by Dorsey Burnette and was a hit for Rick Nelson, "Jeannie, Jeannie, Jeannie," which was a hit for Eddie Cochran, and "Ubangi Stomp," which was a big hit for three Sun Records rockabilly stars Carl Mann, Warren Smith, and Jerry Lee Lewis. My other favorite songs on the album include "Runaway Boys," "Fishnet Stockings," and "Wild Saxaphone."

The Stray Cats who consisted of a bare bones trio, chose some great songs to cover, but Brian Setzer was a good song writer too. Brian of course has gone on to greater fame and continues to be the most popular mainstream rockabilly artist of his generation with his own band still playing rockabilly, swing, and jazz.