FIRST STRAY CAT´S BIOGRAPHY PUBLISHED

THE ROOTS IN MASSAPEQUA

THE STORY OF THE "CAT´S HEAD"

LONDON. 1980

YOUTH SUBCULTURE. Photographer: Bob Mazzer

STRAY CATS & HELL ANGEL´S

MYTHICAL CONCERTS

STRAY CATS & ROLLING STONES

STRAY CATS CONQUEST WORLD RECORD MARKET

THE SPLIT

THE RETURN

THE INSTRUMENTS

UNPUBLISHED PICTURES. Photographer:Paul Roundhill

What makes this book special?

  • It is the first and only biography published, to date, of the band.
  • Based on a deep research work on more than 200 references of sources.
  • Extensive photographic material, some of them unpublished.
  • Commented Discography.
  • Full Tour List .

What makes this book special?

  • It is the first and only biography published, to date, of the band.
  • Extensive photographic material, some of them unpublished.
  • Based on a deep research work on more than 200 references of sources.
  • Tour list completo.
  • Discography.

THE BOOK

Brian Robert Setzer, James Robert McDonnell and Leon Drucker are three neighbors of Massapequa, a small town in the county of Nassau, in the state of New York, who share an excessive fondness for music and who after discovering the pioneer artists of the  r & r  They will start  an incredible adventure that will forever change lives and that of their many fans.

In June of 1980, after gaining a reputation in the local scene, they fly to London, attracted by the explosion of the rockabilly genre  , with the intention of spending the summer and trying their luck. Surprisingly, a few weeks later appear on the cover of the influential New Musical Express magazine   and some members of the most famous bands (The Clash, The Rolling Stones, Sex Pistols, The kinks) come to see them and are shocked by their music, their aesthetics and its direct explosives.

Table of Contents

  • Massapequa days
  • New York, New York
  • Stray Cat Strut
  • Six lives
  • The return
  • Other lives
  • Final confessions
  • Epilogue
  • Appendices
The book in numbers

PHOTOGRAPHS

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TESTIMONIALS

" When I found out that no biography had been written on the Stray Cats up to this point, it was hard for me to believe it. I don´t know how other publications about the Long Island trio would have been, what I do know is that this is a "huge" story, not only because of the length of the book, almost 500 pages, which are passed like a sigh, but the skill as the author has managed to assemble the story of the band with the social and musical context of that very interesting time. It was the only way to understand what repercussion the Cats had in those years and why they are and were a cult band from it´s origins in Massapequa to the present day. Thank you to the author for this fabulous story, without a doubt you have left a mark!

Javier Peña

Musician

” La Biblia de Stray Cats”

ANGEL SIETE VIDAS Musico

"Difíciles de entrevistar y poco colaboradores con los biógrafos, al contrario que los Ramones, que cuentan con tantas biografías como fans, lo que sabemos de la banda son cuatro manidos datos habituales en todo reportaje... hasta la llegada de este libro. Cuarenta años desde la formación de la banda han hecho falta para que un valiente recoja el guante de tamaño desafío. Una biografía tan intensa como extensa para atar cabos, sorprenderse, gozarla y hasta cabrearse en algún momento"

INAKI LOPEZ

Periodista

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