Stray Cats

Stray Cats - The Broadcast Archive (2017)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at July 5, 2017
Stray Cats - The Broadcast Archive (2017)

Stray Cats - The Broadcast Archive (2017)
Rock | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 03:36:38 | 509 MB
Label: Broadcast Archive

CD Set Of Stray Cats' Finest Live Performances. Without doubt the finest rockabilly band to emerge out of the early 1980s revival, New York's Stray Cats were also among the most stylish, genuine and musically adept groups to have arrived during a period best known for its synth-laden sub-disco tedium. This superb collection features three CDs, each featuring live broadcast recordings from the Cats, taken from different eras of their existence. Kicking off with a dynamic show from Massey Hall in Toronto in 1983, shortly before the group's third studio album Rant & Rave was released, this is followed on disc two by a fine collection of the guys' television appearances recorded between 1981 and 1990. The set concludes on disc three with a later period gig from 1992: the group's legendary show from Asbury Park in New Jersey. With magnificent audio quality throughout and some of the best setlists Stray Cats ever performed, this live collection is destined to become a must-have addition to every fan's collection.

Stray Cats - The Best Of Stray Cats (1996)  Music

Posted by TmanHome at Feb. 1, 2017
Stray Cats - The Best Of Stray Cats (1996)

Stray Cats - The Best Of Stray Cats (1996)
Rockabilly, Rock & Roll | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 62 min | 164 MB
Label: BMG / Camden | Rel:1996

The key group of the early-'80s rockabilly revival, the Stray Cats scored several big hits on both sides of the Atlantic thanks to a striking visual style tailor-made for the early days of MTV, as well as genuine musical chops that evoked the best players of rockabilly's original heyday. the Stray Cats were formed by guitarist/vocalist Brian Setzer in the Long Island town of Massapequa, NY, in 1979. At first, Setzer played rockabilly covers in a band called the Tom Cats with his brother, drummer Gary, and bassist Bob Beecher; however, Setzer soon abandoned that group to join up with newly rechristened school friends Lee Rocker (born Leon Drucker) and Slim Jim Phantom (born James McDonnell). However, their retro '50s look and sound didn't go over well around Long Island, and in the summer of 1980, the group headed to England, where a rockabilly revival movement was just beginning to emerge.

Stray Cats - Tear It Up (1993)  Music

Posted by uff at Sept. 3, 2016
Stray Cats - Tear It Up (1993)

Stray Cats - Tear It Up (1993)
Rockabilly | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Recevier Records, RRCD 176 | rel: 1993 | 480Mb

A scorching 1983 set recorded in Helsinki, Finland, 'Live: Tear It Up' is the best of the several live Stray Cats CDs which appeared in the '90s. Playing in front of a vocally partisan crowd, guitarist Brian Setzer, bassist Slim Jim Phantom, and drummer Lee Rocker burn through a 75-minute set like they're being chased.

Stray Cats - Choo Choo Hot Fish (1992)  Music

Posted by uff at Aug. 13, 2016
Stray Cats - Choo Choo Hot Fish (1992)

Stray Cats - Choo Choo Hot Fish (1992)
Rockabilly | 1cd | EAC Rip | Ape + Cue + Log | covers
Great Pyramid, 7 3333 35812-2 | rel: 1992 | 310Mb

An excellent album by one of the most underrated groups in rock. This album has all of the traditional Stray Cats moods. They are fast-paced and fun on "Please Don't Touch" and "Crybaby". They are are searching for the past and giving it homage on tracks like "My Heart Is A Liar" and "Elvis On Velvet."
Stray Cats - Cruisin' Round Sixteen Candles (1990 & 1991)

Stray Cats - Cruisin' Round Sixteen Candles (1990 & 1991)
Rockabilly | 2LP on 1CD | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Cruisin' CD-CR.813912 | rel: 1994 | 520Mb

Stray Cats were an American rockabilly band formed in 1979 by guitarist and vocalist Brian Setzer, double bassist Lee Rocker, and drummer Slim Jim Phantom in the Long Island town of Massapequa, New York. The group had numerous hit singles in the UK, Australia, Canada and the U.S. including "Stray Cat Strut", "(She's) Sexy + 17", "Look at That Cadillac," "I Won't Stand in Your Way", "Bring it Back Again", and "Rock This Town", which the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has listed as one of the songs that shaped rock and roll.

Stray Cats - Blast Off! (1989)  Music

Posted by uff at July 30, 2016
Stray Cats - Blast Off! (1989)

Stray Cats - Blast Off! (1989)
Rockabilly | 1cd | EAC Rip | Ape + Cue + Log | covers
EMI, CDP-7-91401-2 | rel: 1989 | 200Mb

In 1988, after respective solo careers not entirely convincing - to say the least - Setzer, Phantom and Rocker reunited and went back to what they do the best : rockabilly. Even the fourth Stray Cat (like George Martin could be the fifth Beatle) Dave Edmunds was back in the producer's seat. Slim Jim Phantom said "It's probably our most rockabilly effort" and he's right.
Stray Cats - Rant N' Rave With The Stray Cats (1983) (24-bit K2)

Stray Cats - Rant N' Rave With The Stray Cats (1983) (24-bit K2)
Rockabilly | 1cd | EAC Rip | Ape + Cue + Log | covers
Arista/BMG BVCM-37207 | rem: 2001 | 265Mb

Well, being 15, a typical kid would like, alternative, punk, hip hop, but somethin' about this band caught my eye. Maybe the upright bass, or the way Jim played standing up, or the way Setzer could sing & play that guitar. On this cd, you'll find humor, rebellion, & heartache.

Stray Cats - Gonna Ball (1982) (24-bit K2)  Music

Posted by uff at July 16, 2016
Stray Cats - Gonna Ball (1982) (24-bit K2)

Stray Cats - Gonna Ball (1982) (24-bit K2)
Rockabilly | 1cd | EAC Rip | Ape + Cue + Log | covers
Arista/BMG, BVCM-37205 | rem: 2001 | 250Mb

The Stray Cats' second album, Gonna Ball, was considered something of a disappointment when it was released in 1981; back then, it had the disadvantage of competing with the expectations raised by its immediate predecessor, a miraculous debut produced under the guidance of Dave Edmunds.

Stray Cats - Built For Speed (1982) (24-bit K2)  Music

Posted by uff at July 9, 2016
Stray Cats - Built For Speed (1982) (24-bit K2)

Stray Cats - Built For Speed (1982) (24-bit K2)
Rockabilly | 1cd | EAC Rip | Ape + Cue + Log | covers
Arista/BMG BVCM-37206 | rem: 2001 | 245Mb

In 1982, the unexpected success of the Stray Cats' American debut, Built for Speed, made America aware that rockabilly, previously believed to be extinct, was actually alive and well somewhere in New Jersey (though the evidence had to be taken to England before anyone would notice).

Stray Cats - Stray Cats (1981)  Music

Posted by uff at July 2, 2016
Stray Cats - Stray Cats (1981)

Stray Cats - Stray Cats (1981)
Rockabilly | 1cd | EAC Rip | Ape + Cue + Log | covers
Arista/BMG BVCM-37204 | rem: 2001 | 250Mb

Stray Cats debut album came hot on the heels of the two hit singles "Runaway Boys" and "Rock This Town," both energy filled rockabilly songs that hearkened back to the 1950s era of pure rock & roll with an updated, clean '80s sound highlighted by the prominent double bass playing of Lee Rocker and drumming of Slim Jim Phantom.