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Stray Cats, The

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Stray Cats: Dingwall's, London

Live Review by Richard Williams, The Times, 9 August 1980

SOMETIMES IT seems a shame that pop promoters long ago abandoned the old-fashioned style of rapid-fire package shows, in which seven or eight singers or ...

Elvis Costello, The Stray Cats: Rainbow Theatre, London

Live Review by Charles Shaar Murray, New Musical Express, 4 October 1980

Smile Elvis, you're in a frontlash situation ...

On The Tiles With The Stray Cats

Profile and Interview by Mark Cooper, Record Mirror, 20 December 1980

Your storyteller: MARK COOPER (MA, DFC, VD and Private Bar) ...

Hot Cats & Lying Dogs!

Interview by Chris Salewicz, New Musical Express, 14 March 1981

The Pressures And Pretence Of Popabilly Success ...

The Stray Cats: Bond Club, New York NY

Live Review by Karen Schlosberg, Trouser Press, June 1981

TALK ABOUT time warps. New York's ultra-cool, ultra-modern Bond rock club, decorated like something out of a bad science fiction movie, was invaded by girls ...

The Stray Cats: Tattoo Vous?

Interview by Paul Rambali, New Musical Express, 14 November 1981


The Stray Cats: Gonna Ball (Arista)

Review by Richard Cook, New Musical Express, 21 November 1981

FOR A trio so preoccupied with a style summed up in a quiff. The Stray Cats can make a pretty mean music. With tough-baby roller ...

The Stray Cats

Interview by Jon Young, Trouser Press, 1982

THEIR LOOKS and their sound may strike some as a bit suspect, but there's no doubting the Stray Cats' affection for the classic rock 'n' ...

The Stray Cats

Profile and Interview by John Mendelsohn, Creem, January 1982

LOS ANGELES – The 50's are back, thanks to a rockabilly threesome from Queens, New York, who lived through barely six months of that decade ...

Stray Cats: Cooneybilly

Live Review by Van Gosse, The Village Voice, 13 August 1982

Stray Cats: Roseland Ballroom, NYC ...

The Complete History Of The Stray Cats, Part One

Interview by J. Kordosh, Creem, January 1983

ROCKABILLY PROPER started and ended in Sam Phillips' Sun Studio in Memphis. It was a short-lived and vaguely-defined phenomenon, revolving around dirt-poor Southern white musicians ...

Cat People: The Stray Cats take Florida

Report and Interview by Barney Hoskyns, New Musical Express, 12 March 1983

IF HE'D LIVED, maybe Eddie Cochran would have been as big as the Stray Cats. ...

The Stray Cats: Rant 'n Rave (Arista)

Review by 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 ...

Stray Cats: Dingwalls, London

Live Review by Cynthia Rose, New Musical Express, 10 September 1983

BACK FROM the fruited plains of America, where their wide wardrobe selection and the videos which enshrine it have snatched the preteen population from the ...

Stray Cats: Rant N' Rave With The Stray Cats (EMI America)

Review by Richard Riegel, Creem, December 1983


The Stray Cats: Out Of The Litter Box & Into The Fire!

Interview by Karen Schlosberg, Creem, December 1983

WHAT HAPPENS when you try to domesticate the Stray Cats? Example: A very sincere young girl writes "I Love You Brian" endlessly in neat, round ...

The Stray Cats

Retrospective and Interview by David Burke, Vintage Rock, September 2014

IT WAS 1979. Year Zero had been and gone, though the confrontational, contrary spirit of punk was manifest in the new wave, while its emphasis ...

Dave Edmunds: An Interview

Interview by Carl Wiser, Songfacts, 24 June 2015

IT TOOK Dave Edmunds about four months to deconstruct ten famous songs – 'God Only Knows', 'A Whiter Shade Of Pale' and 'Your Song' among ...

see also Brian Setzer


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