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The Best of the Stray Cats highlights 20 cuts recorded for EMI America by the retro rockabilly band of the '80s. Included are the hit singles "Stray Cat Strut," "Rock This Town," "(She's) Sexy + 17," along with an excellent cover version of Johnny Burnette and the Rock & Roll Trio's "Baby Blue Eyes." Please note that this edition includes the exact same track listing as the 1991 Back to the Alley: Best of the Stray Cats.


Formed: 1979 in Long Island, NY

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

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...
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