Nowadays it's cool and hip to play garage rock and roll, unfortunately the Stingrays may have just been a bit too ahead of their time.
Two studio, two live albums and a clutch of singles was all they released, all on vinyl and an overview of their career was badly needed. Basically, the band started out in the psychobilly mode with Dinosaurs, releaseing the claasy garage album that was Cryptic And Coffee Time. This cd contains all their best cuts from the early era, along with a load of demos from the latter part of their career. Singles Dont Breakdown, June Rhyme, Escalator are here, along with a demo of Behind The Beyond and thier incarnation as The Bananamen. The demos are a nice take on what was definately one of my favourite albums of the eighties in Cryptic.
A very good starting point on finding out what this band were all about. Listen, if you enjoy, make sure you try and get all their other stuff. You will not be disappointed.