Stray Cats Quotes
For every rockabilly festival staged here, there are 10 held overseas.
I can't tell you how many people have asked me to show them Stray Cat Strut and
that little diminished run on the C. I guess my brain is wired backwards. I
don't know what possessed me to do that, but I did.
I've reached a point in my life where they just want me to write things I want
to write, and they don't bother me!
It is hard to play Blue Suede Shoes. I know everyone has heard it 10 million
times, and that makes it even harder to play it, but there's a very laid back
tempo on that. I was surprised at how slow it really was.
It's not about how loud you turn the amp up. That's not what makes it sound big.
What makes it sound big is fooling around with different delays and reverb
It's really funny, I think to myself... I've got my same guitar and amp, it's
just a bigger room now! Some things don't change.
Since the big band started I'm just always swamped with movies and things. It
certainly pays the bills and it's very satisfying, because I get to write all
these big charts and all this crazy music.
The songwriting has never really stepped forward from the '50's.
Those drum parts were so integral to that original rockabilly. People don't play
that anymore. A lot of those original drum fills were kept.
Veteran performers are dying off, and new acts simply aren't emerging on the
We weren't afraid to mix some crazy styles into the standard rockabilly look. We
also took a lot of different musical influences that were part of that era.
With the Stray Cats at least, we really took the music somewhere else. First, we
wrote our own songs. That's a real weak point in modern classics if you do
rockabilly or blues.
Young people do love this music. It's timeless. But, where are they going to
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