Runaway Boys: A Retrospective '81-'92

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All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
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.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/14/1997
  • Label: Capitol
  • UPC: 724385372827
  • Catalog Number: 53728
  • Sales rank: 14,336

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Stray Cats Primary Artist, Primary Artist
Brian Setzer Guitar, Vocals
Slim Jim Phantom Drums
Technical Credits
Dave Edmunds Composer, Producer
Stray Cats Producer
Joe Strummer Composer
Nile Rodgers Producer
Brian Setzer Composer
Johnny Burnette Composer
Jesse Greer Composer
Mick Jones Composer
Hein Hoven Producer
Paul Burlison Composer
Ira Robbins Liner Notes
George Jessel Composer
Henry Marquez Art Direction
Vic Anesini Mastering
LuAnn Graffeo Art Direction
Claude Kalid Tape Research
Joe Pheifer Producer
Tex Davis Composer
Walter Hirsch Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great introduction to one of the best bands of the 1980s.

    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.

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