Here's a recent interview (conducted by Mike Dugo at 60sGarageBands) with the Strangers' lead guitarist Dan Gioioso. Highlights:
"We recorded at Oriel Records. I think there was one mike recording vocals and music at the same time...."
"'What A Life' took about twenty minutes to write...."
"The Strangers broke up when Tony [Baglio, the bass player] went to college."
Sounds about right.
Turn it up and bug your parents:
Photo of the Strangers via Beyond The Beat Generation