Quality comeback by one of rock’s most antediluvian of trios Following 1983’s Rant N’ Rave With the Stray Cats, Brian Setzer (guitar), Slim Jim Phantom (drums) and Lee Rocker (bass) chose to call it a day (at least until 1986’s Rock Therapy), leaving behind a small but exceptional body of work that was the antithesis… Read More Stray Cats – Blast Off!
Anachronistic rockers keep it real At a time when music was often more about glam and glitz than actual substance, The Stray Cats, with their primitive instruments and deliberately retro sound and look, were a refreshing alternative to the New Romantic movement, and all that hair salon pop being played on the airwaves. Yes the… Read More The Stray Cats – Rant N’ Rave With the Stray Cats
Young cats strut their stuff on primitive debut By the early ‘80s the New Wave movement had successfully usurped both glam and punk as the predominating force in popular music, where bands such as Japan, Duran Duran and Simple Minds were beginning their push towards world domination. The Stray Cats on the other hand, were… Read More Stray Cats – Stray Cats
At a time when most musicians were trading in their more traditional instruments for synthesisers and electric drumkits, it was rather refreshing to hear a trio of young rockers preferring to belt it out the old fashioned way, using equipment which was as primitive as it was antiquated. The Stray Cats’ first album, Runaway Boys,… Read More The Stray Cats – Gonna Ball