Stray Cats

Runaway Boys: The Anthology

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Stray Cats, the band that put Rockabilly music back on the record charts in the early ’80s, scored several big hits on both sides of the Atlantic thanks to a striking visual 1950’s style brought “up to date” with exaggerated pompadours and colorful tattoos and as well as genuine musical chops that evoked the best players of rockabilly’s original heyday.

Formed by guitarist/vocalist Brian Setzer, upright bass player Lee Rocker and drummer Slim Jim Phantom in the Long Island town of Massapequa, NY, in 1979, the trio shared a love for Rockabilly music and after banging around New York and Philadelphia for a few months, in the summer of 1980, they were persuaded by a mutual friend to hop a plane to London where a rockabilly revival movement was just beginning to emerge. Their massive hits and videos include “Runaway Boys,” “Rock This Town,” “Stray Cat Strut” “(She’s) Sexy + 17,” and “I Won’t Stand in Your Way.”

TRACK LISTING

2LP / CD1
Runaway Boys
Rock This Town
Baby Blue Eyes
Jeannie, Jeannie, Jeannie
Rumble In Brighton
Little Miss Prissy
Storm The Embassy
18 Miles To Memphis
You Don’t Believe Me
Cryin’ Shame
Crazy Mixed Up Kid
Rev It Up And Go
Ubangi Stomp
Built For Speed
Wild Saxophone
Too Hip Gotta Go
Cruisin’
Lucky Charm

CD2
Stray Cat Strut
(She’s) Sexy + 17
Rebels Rule
Fishnet Stockings
I Won’t Stand In Your Way
Lookin’ Better Every Beer
Lonely Summer Nights
Cross That Bridge
Double Talkin’ Baby
My One Desire
Gonna Ball
Look At That Cadillac
Wicked Whisky
Hotrod Gang
Drink That Bottle Down
Sweet Love On My Mind
Somethin’ Else

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