The Stray Cats Stray Cat Strut was one of the first music videos I ever saw, thanks to HBO’s Video Jukebox. Though their run as hit-makers didn’t last that long, their blend of rockabilly and punk is still one of the most influential sounds of the 80s.

Here’s the music video for Stray Cat Strut:

This is probably their biggest hit, Rock This Town:

This is video for Sexy & 17:

This is the video for the Look At That Cadillac:

The Stray Cats have broken up and then reunited multiple times since achieving the height of their popularity in the early 80s. Lead singer and guitar player Brian Setzer is the best known group member, and has worked as a producer for other acts as well as the leader of The Brian Setzer Orchestra, a swing-revival band.


Feel free to comment below about your impressions of The Stray Cats or other 1980s nostalgia.