The Stray Cats were in top form in the early '80s, tearing through hits like "Rock This Town" during an appearance at Rockpalast. We present an exclusive video premiere of the clip, which you can watch above.

The performance is part of the upcoming Live at Rockpalast, which is due on July 7 in DVD and DVD/CD formats. Other featured songs include "Stray Cat Strut," "Runaway Boys" and "Rumble in Brighton." You can see the full track listing below.

The footage is drawn from two performances by Brian Setzer, Slim Jim Phantom and Lee Rocker in Germany -- the first one in 1981 at Cologne Satory Halls, followed by a 1983 set at the Loreley. Recorded by WDR, the performances feature the Stray Cats still on the rise and still a little rough around the edges. By 1983, as Live at Rockpalast underscores, the Stray Cats were huge stars, appearing on a bill with acts like U2, Joe Cocker and Steve Miller.

Stray Cats' 'Live at Rockpalast' Track Listing
DVD
Loreley, Aug. 20, 1983:

"Baby Blue Eyes"
"Double Talkin' Baby"
"Rumble in Brighton"
"Drink That Bottle Down"
"Something is Wrong With My Radio"
"Built For Speed"
"Look at That Cadillac"
"Runaway Boy"
"Lonely Summer Nights"
"Too Hip, Gotta Go"
"Stray Cat Strut"
"She's Sexy and 17"
"Banjo Time"
"Foggy Mountain Breakdown"
"The Race Is On"
"Tear It Up"
"Oh Boy"
"Rock This Town"

Cologne, July 16, 1981
"Sweet Love on My Mind"
"Double Talkin' Baby"
"Rumble in Brighton"
"My One Desire"
"Ubangi Stomp"
"Drink That Bottle Down"
"Storm the Embassy"
"Stray Cat Strut"
"Fishnet Stockings"
"Important Words"
"Rock This Town"
"Runaway Boy"
"Somethin' Else"
"Gonna Ball"

CD 1
Loreley, Aug. 20, 1983:

"Baby Blue Eyes
"Double Talkin' Baby"
"Rumble in Brighton"
"Drink That Bottle Down"
"Something is Wrong With My Radio"
"Built For Speed"
"Look at That Cadillac"
"Runaway Boy"
"Lonely Summer Nights"
"Too Hip, Gotta Go"
"Stray Cat Strut"
"She's Sexy And 17"
"Banjo Time"
"Foggy Mountain Breakdown"
"The Race Is On"
"Tear It Up"
"Oh Boy"
"Rock This Town"

CD 2
Cologne, July, 16 1981

"Sweet Love on My Mind"
"Double Talkin' Baby"
"Rumble in Brighton"
"My One Desire"
"Ubangi Stomp"
"Drink That Bottle Down"
"Storm the Embassy"
"Stray Cat Strut"
"Fishnet Stockings"
"Important Words"
"Rock This Town"
"Runaway Boy"
"Somethin' Else"
"Gonna Ball"

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