Stray Cats


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Not a single live set but a compilation of live performances from around the world recorded during the Stray Cats' original incarnation (1980-'84), this 16-track release on the impressive '80s reissue label Cleopatra is one of the better of the many Stray Cats live records.

Not only is LIVE impressively remastered, making it sound far and away better than some of the almost bootleg-quality sets out there, the decision to focus on the best versions of individual songs brings out the best facets of this often impressive but sadly inconsistent live act. Covering most of the tracks from their first and best album, BUILT FOR SPEED, along with some later gems and a few killer covers, this should be of great interest not only to Stray Cats fans but to rockabilly fans in general.

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