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I saw the Stray Cats for the first time, like everyone else, on MTV. I liked rockabilly. It wasn't a popular genre of music and was a cliquey thing. And, MTV was bizarre. It would be such extremes of music back then. You'd have that "Video Killed the Radio Star" and Flock of Seagulls with their hair and techno bandsyou might have Wall of Voodoo, which is another extreme. Then, you'd have some classic-rock bands. Then, there was the Stray Cats. They were a three-piece. Brian Setzer had that huge pompadour of blond hair. There was Slim Jim Phantom on drums and Lee Rocker playing that huge standup bass, and he'd flip the thing around while he played it. Their music was great, and it was just three people creating it. If one person screwed up, they wouldn't be able to pull it off. But they looked like they could play it in their sleep.

I had a girlfriend that couldn't get enough of [Setzer]. She would just lick her lips whenever he was on TV. I said to her, "You really like him, don't you?" She'd always say no, and I'd call her a liar because if the Stray Cats were on the screen, she'd come right over to the TV. They had that "Stray Cat Strut" thing going, and she loved it.

Lee Rocker is the lesser-known Stray Cat, but seeing him at Anthology would be awesome.

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DJ:Madison
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Shift:5:00-10:00 a.m., Monday-Friday; 6:00-10:00 a.m. on Saturdays

I saw the Stray Cats for the first time, like everyone else, on MTV. I liked rockabilly. It wasn't a popular genre of music and was a cliquey thing. And, MTV was bizarre. It would be such extremes of music back then. You'd have that "Video Killed the Radio Star" and Flock of Seagulls with their hair and techno bandsyou might have Wall of Voodoo, which is another extreme. Then, you'd have some classic-rock bands. Then, there was the Stray Cats. They were a three-piece. Brian Setzer had that huge pompadour of blond hair. There was Slim Jim Phantom on drums and Lee Rocker playing that huge standup bass, and he'd flip the thing around while he played it. Their music was great, and it was just three people creating it. If one person screwed up, they wouldn't be able to pull it off. But they looked like they could play it in their sleep.

I had a girlfriend that couldn't get enough of [Setzer]. She would just lick her lips whenever he was on TV. I said to her, "You really like him, don't you?" She'd always say no, and I'd call her a liar because if the Stray Cats were on the screen, she'd come right over to the TV. They had that "Stray Cat Strut" thing going, and she loved it.

Lee Rocker is the lesser-known Stray Cat, but seeing him at Anthology would be awesome.

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