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The Stray Cats: Rant 'n Rave (Arista)

Gavin Martin, New Musical Express, 3 September 1983

THAT BRIAN Setzer and his Stray Cats set out to become the perfectly sculpted and exquisitely meaningless rockstar icons of their dreams could never be in doubt. That they've come all the way from poverty-stricken exiles in London to a rousing welcome on their return to America was all they needed to justify their faith in the sanctity of '50s teenage fantasy.

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