When the Stray Cats hit the scene in the early 1980s, I thought I’d died and gone to heaven. What is this? Rockabilly? Now?
See, I grew up with my Mom’s 45s. She had an amazing collection of singles from the 1950s and I cut my musical teeth on them. Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry…everything was there, accessible, irresistible to young ears.
Rock and roll is in my blood. I’m always on the look out for new-to-me music.
Enter The Rockats.
A friend lent us a stack of rockabilly vinyl and one of the first records I tossed on the turntable was the EP “Make That Move” by The Rockats. I’d never heard of them, but man oh man what a sound.
Imagine a rockabilly groove attached to early 80s pop. Sounds weird, maybe, but it works so well and fires on all eight cylinders.
If you enjoy rockabilly and have never heard of these cats, download the album here at Amazon.
I can assure you that it’ll be entertaining. Go cat go!