Runaway Boys: A Retrospective '81-'92

Runaway Boys: A Retrospective '81-'92

5.0 1
by Stray Cats
     
 
An exemplary best-of, this has 25 tracks from throughout their career, leaning heavily on the earliest and best material. It also contains a few tunes that were previously unreleased in the U.S., the B-side cover of the Supremes' "You Can't Hurry Love," and all three non-album songs from their 1983 double-45 "(She's) Sexy + 17." Those who

Overview

An exemplary best-of, this has 25 tracks from throughout their career, leaning heavily on the earliest and best material. It also contains a few tunes that were previously unreleased in the U.S., the B-side cover of the Supremes' "You Can't Hurry Love," and all three non-album songs from their 1983 double-45 "(She's) Sexy + 17." Those who prize authenticity might continue to scorn this rockabilly revivalism. But now that the debate over whether the group were poseurs or not has become irrelevant, it's a surprisingly solid guilty pleasure, even if it's more or less reheated Gene Vincent.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/14/1997
Label:
Capitol
UPC:
0724385372827
catalogNumber:
53728
Rank:
82127

Tracks

Album Credits

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >

Runaway Boys: A Retrospective '81-'92 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Great Compilation of Stray Cats material. B & N should bag the all-music guide. Richie Unterberger, your ''All Music Guide'' called this ''just reheated Gene Vincent.'' The Stray Cats did much more than just reheat some classic music. They spearheaded a genre of music, and an entire subculture based on it. Setzer is a jazz guitar player hiding under a pompadour and a retro style. I can't agree with the all-music guide dismissal of this album less.