40 years in the past as we speak: the Stray Cats play the Commodore, Brian Setzer snarls “this ain’t no fucking punk concert”

Forty years in the past today–on August 13, 1982–the Stray Cats performed the Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver. That was once twelve months after the American rockabilly trio–guitarist and lead-vocalist Brian Setzer, bassist Lee Rocker, and drummer Slim Jim Phantom–released its self-titled debut album, which boasted such effective Setzer-penned ditties as “Rock This Town” and “Stray … Read more

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