Punk and New Wave hit the airwaves in the late seventies and early eighties, washing away remnants of disco. At the time, I was enjoying to a degree a raw refreshing reprieve from the over-produced sounds of the day. I was still lamenting the exit of the singer/songwriter era that lasted from the sixties to the seventies.
There was a band that came out from amid the punk, who's members looked punkish, but gave the audience something both retro and fresh. The Stray Cats were born of punk, but their sound was more old school, reminiscent of the artists and sounds that once came from 1950's Sun Records. I was floored by the dynamic of their distinct sound. The punk infused rockabilly band resurrected an old familiar sound into new life, rocketing the music world toward a rockabilly revival.