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The Very Best Of The Stray Cats: Rumble in Brixton

Stray CatsAudio CD
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  • Audio CD (November 9, 2004)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Surfdog
  • ASIN: B00064HQXE
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #29,667 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Intro
2. Rumble In Brighton
3. Double Talkin' Baby
4. Something's Wrong With My Radio
5. Ubangi Stomp
6. Stray Cat Strut
7. Gene & Eddie
8. Too Hip Gotta Go
9. Sleepwalk
10. I Won't Stand In Your Way
See all 12 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. Intro
2. 18 Miles To Memphis
3. Bring It Back Again
4. Fishnet Stockings
5. Runaway Boys
6. Rock This Town
7. That's All Right
8. Good Rockin' Tonight
9. Twenty Flight Rock
10. Sexy & 17, (She's)
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Editorial Reviews

After a 12 year hiatus, The Stray Cats toured Europe this summer to overflow audiences and amazing acclaim. Now, Surfdog Records will release 'Rumble in Brixton' on CD and DVD, featuring a rollicking live set from London's Brixton Academy. Both releases also contain "The Mystery Train Kept A Rollin'," their first original studio track since 1992. The Brixton set highlights down-and-dirty versions of signature hits such as "Rock This Town," "(She's) Sexy & 17," "Rumble in Brighton," "Runaway Boys," and "Stray Cat Strut."

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Rockin' Good Time Glorious Evening! December 25, 2004
Format:Audio CD
I have been waiting for this since the night it was recorded - I havent been disappointed. It arrived on Wednesday and I haven't listened to anything else since then.

Stray Cats were truly glorious that night - from the opening shots of "Rumble In Brighton" (with the obvious but still too good an oppurtunity to be missed final chorus of "Rumble In Brixton") thru a few well selected covers & a number of Stray Cat's originals - Its just a MUST have.

If you compare the songs here to the original recordings (Brighton, Radio, Strut, Rock This Town, Runaway Boys etc etc) the sound on the night - and subsequently this disc - is really raw and ballsy.

I personally was never potty on "Something's Wrong With My Radio" - but on the night I thought it was fantastic, and listening again to this CD hasnt done a thing to change my mind.

"Please Dont Touch" (probably most famous for the version by Motorhead & Girlschool) was another standout point. But the standout points are everywhere. Couple of other great Covers "Good Rocking Tonight" - "20 Flight Rock" are well worth a mention.

The playing is exceptional - guitar bass & drums only, and yet at times they were making more racket than Iron Maiden (and thats remotely intended as an insult to either band). Lee Rocker was better than ever, Slim Jim standing on the Bass and pounding at the snare as if his life depended on it (yet still cooler than ice) & Mr Setzer, well!

This disc also contains a solitary single new recording which is great, but there's no doubt you are just tempted to go back and randomly select any of the live tracks). Its a double disc, without the 1 studio it would have fit onto a single disc.

It was a brilliant night - and this double disc captures it perfectly. No Stray Cats fan will be disappointed.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars GREAT COMEBACK ! November 12, 2004
By MCM23
Format:Audio CD
An incredible return of STRAY CATS, recorded in the summer of 2004 in London on their July European tour to celebrate their 25th anniversary, and the 50th anniversary of rock-n-roll.

This show brings you right back to the heyday of classic STRAY CAT shows, and after all these year these guys really sound great together. The 2 cd set is filled with all the great STRAY CAT songs you've come to love: Rock This Town, Stray Cat Strut, Rumble in Brighton, (She's) Sexy + 17, Runaway Boys, I Won't Stand In Your Way, etc. Plus, some great old time covers like Sleepwalk, My Baby Left Me, Good Rocking Tonight, Twenty Flight Rock, etc. They've Included a brand new studio track: Mystery Train Kept A Rolling, a great throwback song about the Sun Records legends, Elvis, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, & Roy Orbison. Hopefully, a US tour will be next!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Back Together January 21, 2006
Format:Audio CD
The Stray Cats got back together to tour for their 25th Anniversary and Thank God they did.

This album is full of great music and hot guitar licks from the very first song to the very last.

The Highlights are, Rumble in Brixton, which sets the pace.

Their classic, Stray Cat Strut is another great entry.

Sleepwalk is my personal favorite, with some of the hottest guitar licks you will ever hear.

Over the course of the album he does several early Elvis songs including, My Baby Left Me, That's Alright Mama, Good Rockin Tonight.

You also hear his classic, Rock this town, Sexy and 17, and the Eddie Cochoran classic, 20 Flight Rock.

Fishnet Stockings and Runaway Boys also appear on this CD.

Brian Setzer has become the Jimi Hendrix of Rockabilly.

Setzer has established himself as one of the finest guitarists on the planet. It is really nice to hear Rockabilly with a guitar player of this magnitude, treating us to sizzling hot licks.......If you dont buy this you are missing out.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Stray Cats Strut March 3, 2006
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This album blew me away. I hadn't heard any Stray Cats for some time, but I sure remember the exitment this New York trio generates when they play live. This live double album was recorded in 2004 at London's Brixton Academy and is somewhat a comeback/reunion effort after 25 years in the business with a hiatus in between. This trio is just awesome, the unbelievable guitar playing of Brian Setzer, Lee Rocker's impeccable timing and the ultimate stand up man on bass Slim Jim Phantom make this comeback album a testament to their choice of musical genre I.e 'rockabilly'. These guys were born to play live and I for one will make it a personal quest to see them play one more time. I would like to sum up with some hip or eloquent phrase but really there is no need, the proof is in the pudding.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Stray Cats - 'Rumble In Brixton' (Surfdog Records) September 2, 2007
Format:Audio CD
Finally! The much anticipated reunion of the Stray Cats. This 2-CD, 24 track was recorded at their shindig on November 9, 2004 in Brixton, UK. I, myself got to catch the Stray Cats this summer, one day after the free Ozzfest bash and I'll be honest. Had a better time at the Stray Cats. This title is sure to get your toes tapping as you fully take in the frantic opening title cut "Rumble In Brixton", "Ubangi Stomp", the memorable "Stray Cats Strut", "Sleepwalk", "18 Miles To Memphis", "Rock This Town" {still like watching the Mtv video}, "Good Rockin' Tonight" and "She's Sexy And Seventeen". Long live rockabilly! Simply a M-U-S-T have.
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5.0 out of 5 stars This is really a great CD to get
This is really a great CD to get, along with the same identical DVD! All the songs are great, with driving energy!
Published 10 days ago by JW
2.0 out of 5 stars Not so great live
I love the Stray Cats but this live album was a little disappointing, i didn't care much for the sound at all. They are much better on their studio albums.
Published 6 months ago by mad4iu
5.0 out of 5 stars LIVE ROCKABILLY
I'm a big fan of live albums, because generally thats when a rock band is at its best. This recording of Stray Cats re-union show is one of my favourites. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Jason B.
2.0 out of 5 stars Stray Cats CD
I had heard a particular Stray Cats song on the radio. I was disappointed to find that the version of the song on the CD was not the same version that I had heard on the radio. Read more
Published on January 12, 2012 by BusLady72
5.0 out of 5 stars Stray Cats at Their Best!
This is a fantastic DVD that I enjoy watching regularly. Everyone who likes rock music and rockabilly should own it. Read more
Published on November 20, 2009 by B. Woodley
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Setlist & Great Sound
I mostly listen to live music and these guys definitely perform it well
Published on May 9, 2007 by Dude
5.0 out of 5 stars Man, am I glad they did this!
Did it really take this long to get a new release from the Stray Cats? Man it is great to here them together again. Read more
Published on February 25, 2005 by Byron Crump
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