When you're in the mood to slick your hair back, roll a pack of cigarettes in the sleeve of your white t-shirt and go for a 50s-style cruise, The Stray Cats can provide an appropriate soundtrack. Their song, "Look at that Cadillac" is especially ideal for car lovers.
The Stray Cats are one of the most iconic American rockabilly bands from the 80s. One of their hits, "Rock this Town," was named one of the 500 most important songs in the history of rock and roll by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
"Look at that Cadillac" first appeared on the 1983 album "Rant N' Rave with The Stray Cats," which also featured the top 40 hit, "I Won't Stand in Your Way" and "Sexy and 17." This album wasn't released on CD in the U.S., but it's easy to order a copy online or download the MP3s. The song was released the following year as a single through EPI Records.
The music video features footage of loads of different Cadillacs, and all sorts of people, young and old, greasers and squares, dreaming of owning their very own Caddies. There's even a scene where a used car salesman is trying to sell The Stray Cats a beat-up old clunker that is clearly in need of auto repairs.