Label: Arista - BVCA-5002 • Format: CD Album, Reissue • Country: Japan • Genre: Rock • Style: Rockabilly
When the Cats heard a rumor that there was a revival of the s Teddy Boy youth subculture in England, the band moved to the UK.
In terms of visual style, the Stray Cats also blended elements of rockabilly clothes, such as wearing drape jackets, brothel creepers and western shirts with punk clothes, such as tight black zipper trousers and modern versions of s hair styles. The band first appeared in the middle of performing under a number of names including the Tomcatsthe Teds, and Bryan and the Tom Cats.
Setzer joined up with Phantom, and they soon On The Trail - Jay White - Street Scene Phantom's schoolmate and friend, Lee Rocker. The three later realized they were from the same neighborhood and enjoyed punk and rockabilly music.
Since they have used only "Stray Cats" as their name. In the middle of the Cats found themselves being courted by record labels including Virgin RecordsStiff Records and Arista Records. After a gig in London, Stray Cats met musician and producer Dave Edmundswell known as a roots rock enthusiast for his work with Rockpile and as a solo artist.
Edmunds offered to work with the group, and they entered the studio to record Dale Jamón - Various - El Festival De Salsa En New York self-titled debut album, Stray Catsreleased in Britain in on Arista Records.
Yet the combined sales of their first two albums were enough to convince EMI America to compile Stray Cats - Stray Cats best tracks from the two UK albums and issue an album Built for Speed in the U.
Inthe Stray Cats began recording their third second U. Unlike their previous studio albums, half the album was recorded in London with the rest recorded in New York.
Released in Augustcritics generally viewed Rant N' Rave favorably, citing the band's Stray Cats - Stray Cats to s rock 'n' roll legends such as Gene Vincent and Bo Diddley.
Musical and personal conflicts began to emerge in the ways that the individual members handled their new-found success; Phantom married actress Britt Eklandwhile Setzer made guest appearances with stars like Bob Dylan and Stevie Nicks and became the concert guitarist for Robert Plant 's Honeydrippers side project.
The decision to end the band was Setzer's, and it left the other members aggrieved. I had five good years of that, but then I got bored with it. In the last year I stopped getting that feeling, that great kick that twisted in my gut. A lengthy hiatus followed, but in they reunited once again for the album Blast Off!
Stray Cats - Stray Cats the Stray Baby I Love You - Various - Collectors Records Of The 50s And 60s Vol. 3 reassembled for a month-long tour of Europe. This was their first North American tour in over 15 years.
In the s, the band toured Europe as part of their Farewell Tour. Infor the first time in 18 years, the Stray Cats visited Australia and New Zealand which included several consecutive sold out shows of their Farewell Stray Cats - Stray Cats Tour. On January 2, Setzer announced via his Facebook page that the band would reunite for a show in Las Vegas on April 21, On October 16,the band announced they will reunite in for a new album first in 25 yearsrecord in Nashville, and tour to commemorate their 40th anniversary.
The Stray Cats have reunited periodically for live performances. Setzer is still part of his s swing -revival band The Brian Setzer Orchestra. Lee Rocker and wife Deborah Drucker have two children and have been married since Harvey 13 Cats, RocKats. He is also an active member of the Love Hope Strength Foundationa charitable organization which was co-founded by Mike Peters of The Alarmand which raises funds for cancer units. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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