Category: Rock n roll


Mick Jagger

Sir Mick Jagger (born Michael Philip Jagger on 26 July 1943 in Dartford, Kent, England)[1] is a Golden Globe and Grammy Award winning English musician, singer-songwriter and record producer, best known as the lead vocalist of The Rolling Stones. Jagger has also acted in and produced several films.

The Rolling Stones started in the early 1960s as a rhythm and blues cover band with Jagger as frontman. Jagger and guitarist Keith Richards developed a songwriting partnership and by the mid-1960s the group had evolved into a major rock band. Frequent conflict with the authorities, including alleged drug use, and his romantic involvements ensured that during this time Jagger was never far from the headlines, and he was often portrayed as a counterculture figure. In the late 1960s Jagger began acting in films (starting with Performance and Ned Kelly), to mixed reception.

In the 1970s, Jagger, with the rest of the Stones, became tax exiles, consolidated their global position and gained more control over their business affairs with the formation of the Rolling Stones Records label. During this time, Jagger was also known for his high-profile marriages to Bianca Jagger and later to Jerry Hall. In the 1980s Jagger released his first solo album. He was knighted in 2003.


Mick Jagger – She’s The Boss (1985)

Track
1. “Lonely at the Top” (Mick Jagger, Keith Richards) – 3:47
2. “1/2 a Loaf” – 4:59
3. “Running Out of Luck” – 4:15
4. “Turn the Girl Loose” – 3:53
5. “Hard Woman” – 4:24
6. “Just Another Night” – 5:15
7. “Lucky in Love” (Mick Jagger, Carlos Alomar) – 6:13
8. “Secrets” – 5:02
9. “She’s the Boss” (Mick Jagger, Carlos Alomar) – 5:15

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Mick Jagger – Primitive Cool (1987)

Track
1. “Throwaway” – 5:03
2. “Let’s Work” (Mick Jagger, David A. Stewart) – 4:50
3. “Radio Control” – 3:56
4. “Say You Will” (Mick Jagger, David A. Stewart) – 5:07
5. “Primitive Cool” – 5:50
6. “Kow Tow” (Mick Jagger, David A. Stewart) – 4:55
7. “Shoot Off Your Mouth” – 3:35
8. “Peace for the Wicked” – 4:02
9. “Party Doll” – 5:20
10. “War Baby” – 6:39

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STRAY CATS

Stray Cats are an American rock band from Massapequa in Long Island New York. formed in 1980 by guitarist/vocalist Brian Setzer (Bloodless Pharaohs/Brian Setzer Orchestra), bassist Lee Rocker and Slim Jim Phantom (drums) in the Long Island town of Massapequa, New York. The group had numerous hit singles in the UK, Australia and the U.S. including “Stray Cat Strut”, “Sexy and 17”, “I Won’t Stand in Your Way”, “Bring it Back Again”, and “Rock This Town”, which the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has listed as one of the 500 most important songs in the history of rock and roll. By 1982 the Stray Cats were an international sensation that influenced the world of music as well as fashion.

History

Formation and move to UK

The group, whose style was based upon the sounds of Sun Records artists and other artists from the 1950s and were heavily influenced by Eddie Cochran, Carl Perkins, Gene Vincent and Bill Haley & His Comets. The Stray Cats quickly developed a large following in the New York music scene playing at CBGB’S and Max’s Kansas City as well as venues on Long Island. When the Cats heard a rumor that there was a revival of the 1950s Teddy Boy youth subculture in England, the band moved to the UK. They then spearheaded the nascent rockabilly revival, by blending the 1950’s sun studio sound with modern punk musical elements. In terms of visual style the Stray Cats also blended elements of 1950 rockabilly clothes such as wearing drape jackets, brothel creepers and western shirts with punk clothes such as tight black zipper trousers and modern versions of 1950’s hair styles.

In the summer of 1980 the Cats found themselves being courted by the elite of the music world including Virgin Records, Stiff Records and Arista records. Word quickly spread and soon members of the Rolling Stones, The Who and Led Zeppelin were at their shows. After a gig in London, Stray Cats met producer Dave Edmunds, well known as a roots rock enthusiast for his work with Rockpile and as a solo artist. Edmunds offered to work with the group, and they entered the studio to record their self-titled debut album, Stray Cats, released in England in 1981 on Arista Records. They had three hits that year with “Runaway Boys”, “Rock This Town,” and “Stray Cat Strut.” The UK follow-up to Stray Cats, Gonna Ball, was not as well-received, providing no hits. But the combined sales of their first two albums was enough to convince EMI America to compile the best tracks from the two UK albums and issue an album (Built for Speed) in the U.S. in 1982. The record went on to sell double platinum in the US and Canada and was the #2 record on the Billboard album charts for 26 weeks.

[edit] Breakup and reunions

Musical and personal conflicts began to emerge in the ways that the individual members handled their new-found success; Phantom married actress Britt Ekland, while Setzer made guest appearances with stars like Bob Dylan and Stevie Nicks and became the concert guitarist for Robert Plant’s Honeydrippers side project. In late 1984, the band parted ways. Rocker and Phantom formed a trio called Phantom Rocker & Slick (the “Slick” being former David Bowie guitarist Earl Slick) which contained the single “Men Without Shame”, guest musicians on this record included both Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones and Nicky Hopkins on the piano. Setzer went on to a solo career, exchanging his rockabilly focus for a more wide-ranging roots rock/Americana sound on albums such as 1986’s The Knife Feels Like Justice. In 1986, the Stray Cats reunited in Los Angeles, and recorded the covers-heavy Rock Therapy. In 1989, they reunited once again for the album Blast Off!, which was accompanied by a tour with US blues guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan. No longer with EMI America, they entered the studio with Nile Rodgers for the record titled Let’s Go Faster, issued by Liberation in 1990. 1992’s Dave Edmunds-produced Choo Choo Hot Fish , and after another covers album, Original Cool, the group called it quits again.

In 2004, the Stray Cats reunited for a month-long tour of Europe. A live album culled from those concerts, Rumble In Brixton, included one new studio track, “Mystery Train Kept A Rollin’.” In 2007, they reunited once again for a successful and long awaited US tour with ZZ Top and The Pretenders. This was their first North American tour in over 15 years. In the 2000s, the band toured Europe as part of their Farewell Tour.

In 2008, for the first time in 18 years, the Stray Cats visited Australia and New Zealand which included several consecutive sold out shows of their Farewell (Australia) Tour.[1]

Band members’ follow-up careers

The Stray Cats have reunited periodically for live performances. Setzer is still part of his 1990s swing-revival band The Brian Setzer Orchestra. Rocker continued recording and touring throughout the 90’s and on to today. His albums include “Black Cat Bone” and “Racin’ the Devil” on the acclaimed Alligator records label as well as “Bulletproof” which has been picked as one of the best records of the decade by the Orange County Register newspaper. In addition to the Stray Cats, Rocker has recorded or performed with Carl Perkins, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Willie Nelson, Leon Russell, Scotty Moore (Elvis’ original Guitar man), Keith Richards and numerous others. Slim Jim Phantom plays the drums in another rockabilly band, 13 Cats, as well as the Rock and Roll band The Head Cat with Lemmy (Motörhead) and Danny B. Harvey (13 Cats, RocKats). The band was inducted into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame[2] on October 15, 2006. He is also an active member of the Love Hope Strength Foundation, a charitable organisation which was co-founded by Mike Peters of The Alarm, and which raises funds for cancer units.

Tours

  • European Tour 2004
  • North American Tour 2007
  • Farewell Tour 2008-2009

Discography

Albums

  • Stray Cats (1981) (UK only) – UK #6
  • Gonna Ball (1981) (UK only) – UK #48
  • Built for Speed (1982) (American debut – 11 songs extracted from first two UK albums plus the title track, which had not been available in the UK.) – US #2
  • Rant N’ Rave with the Stray Cats (1983) – US # 14/ UK #51
  • Rock Therapy (1986)- US #122
  • Blast Off! (1989) – US # 111/ UK #58
  • Let’s Go Faster! (1990)
  • The Best of the Stray Cats: Rock This Town (1990)
  • Choo Choo Hot Fish (1992)
  • Original Cool (1993)
  • Forever Gold (2002), St. Clair Entertainment; re-released 2007, Rock-A-Billy.
  • Rumble in Brixton (2004)

UK singles

vinyl singles with catalogue numbers Issued on Arista Records:

  • 1980 “Runaway Boys” / “My One Desire” – SCAT 1 – UK #9
  • 1981 “Rock This Town” / “Can’t Hurry Love” – SCAT 2 – UK #9
  • 1981 “Stray Cat Strut” / “Drink That Bottle Down” (Recorded Live) SCAT 3 – UK #11
  • 1981 “You Don’t Believe Me” / “Cross That Bridge” – SCAT 4 – UK #57
  • 1981 “Little Miss Prissy” / “Sweet Love On My Mind” (Live) & “Something Else” (Live) – SCAT 5
  • 1983 “(She’s) Sexy + 17” / “Lookin’ Better Every Beer” – SCAT 6 – UK #29
  • 1983 “Rebels Rule” / “Looking Out My Backdoor” – SCAT 7

Issued on EMI Records:

  • 1989 “Bring It Back Again” / “Runaway Boys” (Live) – MTS 62 – UK #64
  • 1989 “Gina” / “Two Of A Kind” – MTS 67


U.S. singles

Issued on EMI America Records

  • 1982 “Rock This Town” / “You Can’t Hurry Love” – B-8132 – #9 US
  • 1982 “Stray Cat Strut” / “You Don’t Believe Me” – B-8122 – #3 US
  • 1983 “(She’s) Sexy + 17” / “Lookin’ Better Every Beer” – B-8168 – #5 US
  • 1983 “I Won’t Stand In Your Way” / “I Won’t Stand In Your Way” (A Cappella Version) – B-8185 – #35 US
  • 1984 “Look At That Cadillac” / “Lucky Charm” – B-8194- # 68 US

French singles

Issued on Arista Records
Arabella Eurodisc Distribution.

  • 1981 “Little Miss Prissy” / “Cross That Bridge” – #103812 or AE 130

Band members

Current members

  • Brian Setzer-vocals, guitars, percussion
  • Lee Rocker-bass guitar, acoustic guitar, backing vocals
  • Slim Jim Phantom-drums, percussion


BEST OF STRAY CATS

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