I struggle with admitting to a liking for the Stray Cats. They're not a cool band. But when I was a kid, struggling to find a music to move me after punk had died, I loved their style, and they kicked off a lifelong love of rockabilly in me.
So now they've announced their farewell tour, and I've got a ticket to see them in Sydney next February, which means I've seen them in the '80s (Dingwalls, London, 1983, one of the best gigs I've ever attended), '90s and now the '00s. I guess that makes me a fan.