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The Very Best Of Stray Cats [CD]

Stray Cats Audio CD
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Biographyby Steve Huey

The key group of the early-'80s rockabilly revival, the Stray Cats scored several big hits on both sides of the Atlantic thanks to a striking visual style tailor-made for the early days of MTV, as well as genuine musical chops that evoked the best players of rockabilly's original heyday. The Stray Cats were formed by guitarist/vocalist Brian Setzer in the ... Read more in Amazon's Stray Cats Store

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Product details

  • Audio CD (20 Jun 2003)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: BMG
  • ASIN: B00009PBWP
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 33,400 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song Title Time Price
Listen  1. Runaway Boys 3:000.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Rock This Town 3:230.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Stray Cat Strut 3:140.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. (She's) Sexy And 17 3:290.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. I Won't Stand in Your Way 3:550.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Look At That Cadillac 4:010.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. You Don't Believe Me 2:550.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Storm the Embassy 4:050.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Rumble in Brighton 3:110.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Baby Blue Eyes 2:470.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Lonely Summer Nights 3:170.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Cryin' Shame 3:260.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Wicked Whisky 2:160.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Something's Wrong With My Radio 2:350.99  Buy MP3 
Listen15. 18 Miles to Memphis 2:560.99  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Too Hip, Gotta To 2:330.99  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Drink That Bottle Down 5:110.99  Buy MP3 


Product Description

(2003/BMG UK/IRELAND) 17 tracks 1980-83 Medium 1
  1. Runaway Boys
  2. Rock This Town
  3. Stray Cat Strut
  4. (She's) Sexy & 17
  5. I Won't Stand In Your Way
  6. Look At That Cadillac
  7. You Don't Believe Me
  8. Storm The Embassy
  9. Rumble In Brighton
  10. Baby Blue Eyes
  11. Lonely Summer Nights
  12. Cryin' Shame
  13. Wicked Whisky
  14. Something's Wrong With My Radio
  15. 18 Miles To Memphis
  16. Too Hip, Gotta Go
  17. Drink That Bottle Down

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20 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great 80's rockabilly 4 April 2005
Format:Audio CD
this is a brilliant album combining both the stray cats slapping rockabilly classics as well as a couple of nice ballads thrown in great buy it!!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable new find of an old band 21 Aug 2013
By theTramp VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
As heard at a bar and then had to be purchased, this is rockabilly and this is fun. If you like this sort of music then one to seek out.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Does what it says on the tin! 24 July 2013
Format:Audio CD
Probably like many I never really took much notice of The Stray Cats except for a couple of singles but decided to give them a try on a whim. I was certainly surprised and this is a great CD for the car. Brian Setzer is definitely a far better guitarist than many give him credit for. If only 'Rumble In Brighton' had been omitted though! That said this CD is still worth the money.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very good best of 15 Mar 2012
Format:Audio CD
If you don't have any disc from Stray Cats, this best of is a good resume from all best song of this group. (Sorry for my bad english)
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good starter 1 Feb 2009
Format:Audio CD
Allready own just about everything by Stray cats. When my 7 year old son wanted some Stray Cats, this was the right choice. All the major hits and good quality.
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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars THE VERY NEARLY ROCKABILLY MEN 4 Jan 2011
By DOPPLEGANGER TOP 500 REVIEWER
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Rockabilly was one of the earliest styles of Rock'n'Roll music, emerging at the start of the 1950's and is an amalgam of Rock and Hillbilly (the original name for Country music in the 30's and 40's). Stars that 'flirted' with the 'Rockabilly Sound' as emanating from the Sun Records studio and elsewhere, were Eddie Cochran, Carl Perkins, Elvis Presley, Bill Haley, Johnny Cash, Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis and many others.

The genre went in decline in the 60's and 70's but when a revival of interest was rumoured The Stray Cats formed (Brian Setzer, guitar, bassist Lee Rocker and Slim Jim Phantom, drums) and on hearing of the 'rising from the ashes' of the 50's Teddy Boy culture in England, moved there. They then spearheaded the nascent rockabilly revival, by blending the 50's Sun Studio sound with modern punk musical elements and dressing 50's style with drape jackets, drainpipe trousers, brothel creepers, western shirts and modern takes of 1950's hairstyles.

In 1982, their UK fame and work with 'rocker' turned record producer, Dave Edmunds, attracted the attention of EMI America, who issued an album (Built For Speed) of the best tracks from their 2 UK albums. The record went on to sell double platinum in the US and Canada and was the #2 record in the Billboard Album chart for 26 wseeks.

Unfortunately the group did not handle success very well and personal conflicts began to emerge which limited the potential to build their united careers beyond occasional tours, the last being in 2008 to Australia and New Zealand.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great album if you love this band. 4 July 2014
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If you are a fan of this band, buy it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant 27 May 2014
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Absolutely brilliant. If you love stray cats you'll love this. Even some songs I didn't know on here. Long live rock n roll.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
I am a big fan of Brian Setzer and this CD does not disappoint. I do not consider this to be 'The very best' but it is still a great CD.
Published 6 months ago by john north
3.0 out of 5 stars bought for one track
bought this for one track thinking I may like some of the others, I was wrong, not really my scene.
Published 6 months ago by Robbo
5.0 out of 5 stars ROCKIN
A GROUP THAT HAS PICKED UP AND CARRIED THE TRUE ROOTS OF ROCK 'N' ROLL AND CARRIED THEM INTO THE MODERN ERA , IT WAS TRUE , ROCK 'N' ROLL WILL NEVER DIE !!!!!
Published 6 months ago by kenn
3.0 out of 5 stars Short Lived
Stray Cats are a really good rockabilly band. Unfortunately there is not much you can do with rockabilly so it is no surprise their star waned quickly. Read more
Published 11 months ago by bart4books
3.0 out of 5 stars not bad
I bought this on the recommendation from a friend but I didn't like it as much as he said I would. I later sold it on.
Published 12 months ago by merlin
5.0 out of 5 stars gr8 album
this is a gr8 album if you like stray cats this is a real trip down memory lane. foot tapping stuff.
Published 12 months ago by mamer
5.0 out of 5 stars stray cats
very nice cd for a very nice price. not available in belgium,so client was very happy with it.
thanks again music shop lommel belgium
Published 15 months ago by theovdh
5.0 out of 5 stars Present
My freind loves the stray cats so got it for him and his wife said he keeps playing it so one good buy
Published 16 months ago by Linda Scrivener
5.0 out of 5 stars Stray Cats
Have not been able to play my old vinyl records since the demise of my old record deck. It was great to hear the music of the Stray Cats once again. Read more
Published on 17 April 2012 by Dave
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