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“Black and orange stray cat sittin’ on a fence
I ain’t got enough dough to pay the rent
I’m flat broke but I don’t care
I strut right by with my tail in the air

Stray cat strut, I’m a ladies cat
I’m a feline Casanova, hey man that’s that
get a shoe thrown at me from a mean old man
get my dinner from a garbage can

Don’t go crossing my path

I don’t bother chasing mice around
I slink down the alleyway looking for a fight
howling to the moonlight on a hot summer night
singin’ the blues while the lady cats cry
– Wild stray cat, you’re a real gone guy –
I wish I could be as carefree and wild
but I…”.

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Stray Cats, Stray cat strut – 3:15
(Brian Setzer)
Album: Stray Cats (1981)
Album: Built for Speed (1982)
Singolo: “Stray cat strut / Drink That Bottle Down” (1981, UK)
Singolo: “Stray Cat strut / You Don’t Believe Me” (1982, US)
Singolo: “Stray cat strut / What’s Goin’ Down (Cross That Bridge)” (1982, Japan)

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Citazioni.

Stray Cat Strut is the third single by American rockabilly band Stray Cats, released April 17, 1981 by Arista Records in the UK, where it peaked at No. 11 on the Singles Chart. It was taken from the band’s 1981 debut album, Stray Cats. That same year, as an import, it peaked at No. 78 on the US Disco Top 80 chart. In the US, the song was released as a single by EMI America on June 11, 1982 and included on the Built for Speed album released that same month. It became a hit in the US, peaking at No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100, prevented from further chart movement by Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band‘s “Shame on the Moon” and Michael Jackson‘s “Billie Jean“. The music video for the song received extensive airplay on MTV during the channel’s early days. The video consisted of band members (and extras) performing in an alley while an irate resident throws things at them. It also featured scenes from the 1949 MGM cartoon Bad Luck Blackie. In the October 1998 issue of Guitar World magazine, Brian Setzer‘s solo from “Stray Cat Strut” ranked No. 92 on the “Top 100 Guitar Solos of All Time” list”.

(Wikipedia, voce Stray Cat Strut)

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