I didn't realize how many true Rockabilly fans there were here in America.
For me, rockabilly is very, very exciting music. It's electric and kind of wild, you know? It's 'make your hairs stand up on the back of your neck' kind of music.
To me, rockabilly music paralleled punk's energy and feeling, but the players were much better.
I called it Rockabilly 'cause I was rocking the strums, which you're not supposed to do.
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.