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Stray Cats - 40 Vinyl LP (Backordered) - direct audio

Stray Cats - 40 Vinyl LP (Backordered)

Surfdog Records

  • $ 1998


Stray Cats 40 Vinyl LP

Brian Setzer (guitar, vocals), Lee Rocker (bass, vocals) and Slim Jim Phantom (drums, vocals) - the original founding members of the iconic and acclaimed American rock and roll trio the Stray Cats - celebrate their 40th anniversary with a new album appropriately titled 40. Marking their first new album in twenty-six years, the song titles alone - "Cat Fight (Over A Dog Like Me)," "Rock It Off," "Mean Pickin' Mama," and "Devil Train" - instantly let listeners know they're in for a non-stop rocking time.

The Stray Cats recorded 40 at Blackbird Studios in Nashville, Tennessee in late 2018 following their first North American shows in ten years. Still buzzing from the thrill of playing together again and the crowd response, they immediately went into the studio with producer Peter Collins (Rush, Bon Jovi, The Brian Setzer Orchestra) and engineer Vance Powell (Jack White, Chris Stapleton, Arctic Monkeys) and laid down the dozen original songs that comprise the album.

Brian Setzer: "You have to understand how unique the Stray Cats are. It's me playing an old hollow body guitar, Slim Jim playing two or three drums, and Lee Rocker slapping a stand-up acoustic bass. I get to write new songs and then play them with my buddies. Somehow we created a new and exciting sound with this simple idea. And you know what? A lot of people agree!"

Lee Rocker: "This new album really feels like the first record we did, it's really natural and comfortable. For the recording, we went live – like doing a gig, we recorded in a real, organic way. We were all in one room standing next to each other recording live, with the amps turned up to 10, it captured the undefinable things that happen when a band is great, it captured the magic that takes place and an undefined spark."

Slim Jim Phantom: "We're very, very focused when we get into the studio, it didn't feel like a long time had passed since we had done this, it felt very natural and familiar. We were all in a row with everyone watching each other, so it felt like a gig in the set-up. We really embraced that a little bit for the album, it's like an old way of making records. The modern is meeting the vintage, which has always been our inspiration."

Stray Cats 40 Track Listing:

1. Cat Fight (Over A Dog Like Me)
2. Rock It Off
3. I've Got Love If You Want It
4. Cry Danger
5. I Attract Trouble
6. Three Time's A Charm
7. That's Messed Up
8. When Nothing's Going Right
9. Desperado
10. Mean Pickin' Mama
11. I'll Be Looking Out For You
12. Devil Train


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