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Stray Cats - Live At Rockpalast: 1983 Loreley Open Air & 1981 Cologne / Every era has it's heroes and every scene has it's legends. The 80"s had the Stray Cats and today they are the indisputable icons of neo-rockabilly. When the US trio stormed the top of the charts in their adopted country of England, punk still reigned supreme in the United Kingdom. But Brian Setzer, Slim Jim Phantom and Lee Rocker brought that certain something that the mo-hawked men also had: a feeling for danger and rebellion. Impressive footage of this time includes two performances in Germany: one in 1981 in Cologne and one in 1983 at the Loreley. These are genuine recordings that make the trio's sound still accessible today. Both concerts are released here for the first time in the best possible quality and with a superb sound on DVD and CD. The Stray Cats will come to life at home just as they were at their best. Brian Setzer, today a "statesman" of rockabilly and multiple platinum seller, works passionately as he struck the strings on the stage of the Cologne Satory Halls. Of course the Stray Cats aren't only made up of Setzer with his phenomenal guitar playing and his powerful vocals. Lee Rocker and Slim Jim Phantom are also responsible for the band's special sound. Phantom's simple drumming became an example for rockabilly drummers worldwide and his wild screams in the songs belong to Stray Cats exactly as Brian Setzer's licks and Lee Rocker's clattering bass do. He treated his instrument like a lover or like monkeybars on which he did gymnastics. Rocker's tone and drive gave the band the foundation to build on. The bad boy attitude was internalized by the "street cats." Both concerts also underline how rapidly Stray Cats" career progressed. Between both recordings were full worlds. In 1981 they were young rockers and by 1983 they had become full-fledged rock stars. Today we enjoy classics such as "Stray Cat Strut," "Runaway Boys," "Rumble in Brighton," and "Rock This Town" like they will never be heard live again with two concert recordings for eternity.
Stray Cats - Live At Rockpalast: 1983 Loreley Open Air & 1981 Cologne / Every era has it's heroes and every scene has it's legends. The 80"s had the Stray Cats and today they are the indisputable icons of neo-rockabilly. When the US trio stormed the top of the charts in their adopted country of England, punk still reigned supreme in the United Kingdom. But Brian Setzer, Slim Jim Phantom and Lee Rocker brought that certain something that the mo-hawked men also had: a feeling for danger and rebellion. Impressive footage of this time includes two performances in Germany: one in 1981 in Cologne and one in 1983 at the Loreley. These are genuine recordings that make the trio's sound still accessible today. Both concerts are released here for the first time in the best possible quality and with a superb sound on DVD and CD. The Stray Cats will come to life at home just as they were at their best. Brian Setzer, today a "statesman" of rockabilly and multiple platinum seller, works passionately as he struck the strings on the stage of the Cologne Satory Halls. Of course the Stray Cats aren't only made up of Setzer with his phenomenal guitar playing and his powerful vocals. Lee Rocker and Slim Jim Phantom are also responsible for the band's special sound. Phantom's simple drumming became an example for rockabilly drummers worldwide and his wild screams in the songs belong to Stray Cats exactly as Brian Setzer's licks and Lee Rocker's clattering bass do. He treated his instrument like a lover or like monkeybars on which he did gymnastics. Rocker's tone and drive gave the band the foundation to build on. The bad boy attitude was internalized by the "street cats." Both concerts also underline how rapidly Stray Cats" career progressed. Between both recordings were full worlds. In 1981 they were young rockers and by 1983 they had become full-fledged rock stars. Today we enjoy classics such as "Stray Cat Strut," "Runaway Boys," "Rumble in Brighton," and "Rock This Town" like they will never be heard live again with two concert recordings for eternity.
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Live At Rockpalast: 1983 Loreley Open Air & 1981
Artist: Stray Cats
Format: CD
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1. Baby Blue Eyes
2. Double Talkin' Baby
3. Rumble In Brighton
4. Drink That Bottle Down
5. Something Is Wrong With My Radio
6. Built For Speed
7. Look At That Cadillac
8. Runaway Boy
9. Lonely Summer Nights
10. Too Hip, Gotta Go
11. Stray Cats Strut
12. She's Sexy And 17
13. Banjo Time (Foggy Mountain Breakdown)
14. The Race Is On
15. Tear It Up
16. Oh Boy
17. Rock This Town
18. Sweet Love On My Mind
19. Double Talkin' Baby
20. Rumble In Brighton
21. My One Desire
22. Ubangi Stomp
23. Drink That Bottle Down
24. Storm The Embassy
25. Stray Cats Strut
26. Fishnet Stockings
27. Important Words
28. Rock This Town
29. Runaway Boy
30. Sometin' Else
31. Gonna Ball
32. Baby Blue Eyes
33. Double Talkin' Baby
34. Rumble In Brighton
35. Drink That Bottle Down
36. Something Is Wrong With My Radio
37. Built For Speed
38. Look At That Cadillac
39. Runaway Boy
40. Lonely Summer Nights
41. Too Hip, Gotta Go
42. Stray Cats Strut
43. She's Sexy And 17
44. Banjo Time (Foggy Mountain Breakdown)
45. The Race Is On
46. Tear It Up
47. Oh Boy
48. Rock This Town
49. Sweet Love On My Mind
50. Double Talkin' Baby
51. Rumble In Brighton
52. My One Desire
53. Ubangi Stomp
54. Drink That Bottle Down
55. Storm The Embassy
56. Stray Cats Strut
57. Fishnet Stockings
58. Important Words
59. Rock This Town
60. Runaway Boy
61. Somethin' Else
62. Gonna Ball

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Stray Cats - Live At Rockpalast: 1983 Loreley Open Air & 1981 Cologne / Every era has it's heroes and every scene has it's legends. The 80"s had the Stray Cats and today they are the indisputable icons of neo-rockabilly. When the US trio stormed the top of the charts in their adopted country of England, punk still reigned supreme in the United Kingdom. But Brian Setzer, Slim Jim Phantom and Lee Rocker brought that certain something that the mo-hawked men also had: a feeling for danger and rebellion. Impressive footage of this time includes two performances in Germany: one in 1981 in Cologne and one in 1983 at the Loreley. These are genuine recordings that make the trio's sound still accessible today. Both concerts are released here for the first time in the best possible quality and with a superb sound on DVD and CD. The Stray Cats will come to life at home just as they were at their best. Brian Setzer, today a "statesman" of rockabilly and multiple platinum seller, works passionately as he struck the strings on the stage of the Cologne Satory Halls. Of course the Stray Cats aren't only made up of Setzer with his phenomenal guitar playing and his powerful vocals. Lee Rocker and Slim Jim Phantom are also responsible for the band's special sound. Phantom's simple drumming became an example for rockabilly drummers worldwide and his wild screams in the songs belong to Stray Cats exactly as Brian Setzer's licks and Lee Rocker's clattering bass do. He treated his instrument like a lover or like monkeybars on which he did gymnastics. Rocker's tone and drive gave the band the foundation to build on. The bad boy attitude was internalized by the "street cats." Both concerts also underline how rapidly Stray Cats" career progressed. Between both recordings were full worlds. In 1981 they were young rockers and by 1983 they had become full-fledged rock stars. Today we enjoy classics such as "Stray Cat Strut," "Runaway Boys," "Rumble in Brighton," and "Rock This Town" like they will never be heard live again with two concert recordings for eternity.
        
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