1982 - June: Stray Cats “Built for Speed”

Wayne presents “Built for Speed” the debut American studio album by the Stray Cats in June of 1982 (Built for Speed / Rock This Town / Baby Blue Eyes / Stray Cat Strut). ENTERTAINMENT TRACK: The flying theme from the motion picture “E.T. the Extraterrestrial” STAFF PICKS: “Space Age Love Song” by A Flock of Seagulls — Rob. “Tainted Love/Where Did Our Love Go?'” by Soft Cell — Bruce. “Wake Up Little Susie” by Simon and Garfunkel — Brian. “I Want Candy" by Bow Wow Wow — Wayne. COMEDY TRACK: “She Got the Goldmine (I Got the Shaft)” by Jerry Reed. **(NOTE: What the Riff?!? does not own the rights to any of these songs and we neither sell, nor profit from them. We share them so you can learn about them and purchase them for your own collections.)

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Every week, “WHAT THE RIFF?!?” takes a look at a ROCK AND ROLL album that debuted or peaked on the U.S. Billboard charts during a random month between 1965-1995. Four friends discuss the artists and 4 tracks from the album as it plays in the background. Then we riff on 4 “staff picks” of other artists that were also in the charts during that month and year. You’ll hear some familiar tunes as well as some deeper cuts and entertainment tracks as we share a little look into the culture and happenings of that day— having fun recalling that “old time rock and roll.” We hope to bring back memories for you — and we encourage you to find and purchase the tracks and albums from iTunes, Spotify or your other favorite music service. You’ll find each episode with a short blog on this site. Please subscribe so you don’t miss any release! We also invite you to follow us and learn more about us @whattheriffpodcast on Facebook.