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Stray Cats [Original recording remastered, Import]

Stray CatsAudio CD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (December 6, 2006)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered, Import
  • Label: Bmg Japan
  • ASIN: B000J10E6U
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #776,009 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Runaway Boys
2. Fishnet Stockings
3. Ubangi Stomp
4. Jeanie, Jeanie, Jeanie
5. Storm The Embassy
6. Rock This Town
7. Rumbie In Brighton
8. Stray Cat Strut
9. Crawl Up And Die
10. Double Talkin Baby
11. My One Desire
12. Wild Saxaphone

Editorial Reviews

24bit digitally remastered Japanese limited edition issue of the album classic in a deluxe, miniaturized LP sleeve replica of the original vinyl album artwork. Features the bonus track "Give & Take".

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars No U.S. release?? April 20, 2002
By D Todd
Format:Audio CD
What a joke!! This is one damn fine album. I remember purchasing this when it first came out as an import LP (courtesy of a great review in Trouser Press, which was really the early version of Mojo, but I digress) and none of my friends could understand what I saw in these guys (Styx anybody???). Of course a year or two later they were MTV poster boys and the rest is history. Where do I start...Fish Net Stockings; Wild Saxophone; Ubangi Stomp; Jeannie Jeannie Jeannie. Oh yeah, a couple of hit singles here too (Stray Cat Strut and Rock This Town). Forget the Greatest Hits and Built for Speed. This one and Gonna Ball are the only two that you need. Why these are not available Stateside is a complete mystery.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Their TRUE first album October 20, 1998
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
This was the first album the Stray Cats recorded, and it was released in Britain. Tracks from this first album and the second British release "Gonna Ball" were culled to form the first US album, "Built For Speed."
This album is their true debut album, and it is still the BEST Stray Cats album. Better than "Built For Speed." You just can't argue with songs like "Fishnet Stockings." I still love this stuff.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Rockabilly Legend's Best Album July 15, 2010
Format:Audio CD
Robert Gordon is the guy that really started the rockabilly revival in the late 1970s, but the Stray Cats' first self-titled album was the one that received the most media coverage in the UK and started the rockabilly craze of the early 1980s. The first album by the Stray Cats was released in the UK in 1981 and was available only as an import in the USA. The Stray Cats wouldn't become really popular in the US until 1982 when cuts were taken from their first two British albums to create their first US album and then they hit it big with their videos on MTV.

"Stray Cats," the cd which is still available in the USA only as an import includes the hit songs "Stray Cat Strut," "Rumble In Brighton," and "Rock This Town," which was cowritten with Dave Edmunds. Also included are the old rockabilly classics "Double Talkin' Baby," a hit for Gene Vincent, "My One Desire," which was written by Dorsey Burnette and was a hit for Rick Nelson, "Jeannie, Jeannie, Jeannie," which was a hit for Eddie Cochran, and "Ubangi Stomp," which was a big hit for three Sun Records rockabilly stars Carl Mann, Warren Smith, and Jerry Lee Lewis. My other favorite songs on the album include "Runaway Boys," "Fishnet Stockings," and "Wild Saxaphone."

The Stray Cats who consisted of a bare bones trio, chose some great songs to cover, but Brian Setzer was a good song writer too. Brian of course has gone on to greater fame and continues to be the most popular mainstream rockabilly artist of his generation with his own band still playing rockabilly, swing, and jazz.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Rockabilly musthave February 23, 2009
By George
Format:Audio CD
Forget all the best of albums and the rest. This is the album which you're gonna get. You won't be disappointed. If so....sorry buy the latest Celine album and forget about getting into serious music.
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The Stray Cats is that rare band that emerged in the early 80s playing straight up rockabilly against a backdrop of post New Wave and the latest British Invasion e.g. U2, Eurythmics, Depeche Mode, Duran Duran, Culture Club etc and yet still managed to chart 2 hits from this album on the American Top-40 countdown: "Rock This Town" and "Stray Cats' Strut". The other tracks are far from filler material too with "Rumble In Brighton" being the one great standout among other good tracks. If you are into old time rockabilly like Cliff Gallup or just plain Bill Haley type rock and roll, this is the disc to get. Now this album has been very well remastered for a great sound and comes in a mini-lp sleeve packaging which is a nice have. The price for this import is pretty steep though which makes me glad I was able to get this from a source in Japan which is a lot closer to home for me and hence save lots of moolah on shipping and handling let alone the list price as well.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Go cat go! June 9, 2004
Format:Audio CD
Album incl. hits: "Runaway Boys", "Stray Cat Strut", "Rumble in Brighton". "Fishnet Stockings" are absolutely inspired by "Bop Bop Ba Doo Bop" (Lew Williams classic), "Crawl Up And Die" is inspired by Please Give Me Something (originaly Bill Allen), "Double Talkin Baby (Gene Vincent's original), "Jeanie Jeanie, Jeanie" (Eddie Cochran), "Ubangi Stomp" (Warren Smith's), "My One Desire" (written by Dorsey Burnette for Ricky Nelson), "Wild Saxaphone" is Montrell Roy's (originaly named "(Every Time I Hear) That Mellow Saxophone"), and "Storm The Embassy" is a New Wave song. Produced by Dave Edmunds. Good rockin' album!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent album. I've got them all July 12, 2014
Format:Audio CD
Excellent album. I've got them all. Storm the Embassy and Ubangi Stomp old standard) are great. Rumble In Brighton is my favourite all-time song.
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5.0 out of 5 stars "I'm a ladies cat, a feline Casanova..." August 15, 2012
By Anthony
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
If I were ever gonna be a 'Run Away Boy' the Stray Cats are who I'd wanna be running away with, that's for sure. Really wish I had bought this on vinyl...what is wrong with my mind, losing it I suppose. That's alright, s'long as I have my Stray Cats fix.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Not the same...
This isn't the same group I saw on TV some time ago.

It's like they are playing just slightly out of sync.

It's a shame. I really liked the originals. Read more
Published on September 24, 2012 by Philip Gregory
5.0 out of 5 stars A True Rock-N-Roll Classic!
This is The Stray Cats first album. This album has never been released in the United States. Six of the songs from it, including the hits "Stray Cat Strut" and
"Rock This... Read more
Published on January 23, 2012 by Danny
5.0 out of 5 stars Rock-a-billy rocks...Corpus Christi, Texas
Excellent music. Love the upright bass! The stray cat strut really rocks this town! Inside out! Missed a chance to see Brian Setzer at La Zona Rosa, in Austin Dec 10, 2011. Read more
Published on December 20, 2011 by Mummy
5.0 out of 5 stars Original Stray Cats
At long last the 1st release by the Stray Cats with all of the original Credits!
The record that 'made' the Stray Cats a household name. Read more
Published on February 8, 2011 by George Manney
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow!
I've loved the stray cats since I was a kid spinning the old LPs I scrounged. However, I've just been made aware of the slight tweak they did to Eddie Cochran's "Jeanie, Jeanie,... Read more
Published on June 17, 2010 by Kevin Scott
5.0 out of 5 stars Cats Rock!
I loved the cats when this first came out . I went to several stores looking for this as it was import LP only. So I finally bought the CD to play in the car. Great CD.
Published on January 30, 2010 by Kim A. Knaup
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