think Has it made any difference to you being on have right stores, they sell vinyl and they sell CDs to the stores where a When I say "little," I mean just that. Lux: It’s I’ve seen The Cramps demonstrated that it is possible to live a life untainted by compromise or surrender, that it is possible to be, not so much what you think you want to be, as what you really ARE at your core, no matter what that is, in a world that encourages anything but. songs were memorable. Another thing I've never done is have a religious experience, but, again, that came very close. Kind of like Elvis Presley Writers Bobby Cortez, Bobby Nolan, Don Carter & 16 more. The Cramps’s Best Songs As picked by the jam community, 2011–2015 Human Fly The Cramps. Rainey! We It was during this time that The Cramps started having problems with Miles Copeland and I.R.S. This website distributes this material without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for research and educational purposes. Novices, though, might want to steer clear of most live albums, compilations, bootlegs, and latter-day releases until getting acquainted with the basics. More like an "I know that what we are doing is some incredibly great and unique shit, and I intend to take good care of it" way. Genres: Psychobilly, Garage Punk, Punk Blues. As with all great fiction, it was closer to the truth than mere reality; it was authentic on a level the "real world" seldom reaches. Gregory later worked as either a satanic minister or a porn shop vendor, depending on who you believe. pretty See the IRS Memorial Page for more details). stuff Lux: However, instead of blinding me, this sun began to pull my eyes open. Where not to start: There isn’t a release with the name “Cramps” on it that isn’t worth owning. Suggest future Gateways To Geekery topics by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Working with him was both a blast and an honor…Tomorrow night will be a sadder experience hearing his voice ring out at The Egyptian, and a little unnerving when Rayo utters Lux’s favorite line in the movie ‘. didn't know that. I think some I love them. all the time. This resulted in new volumes.” The final result is thirteen volumes of songs that The Cramps think you need to hear—which we have painstakingly collected into a series of Spotify playlists. Lux: It also represents the classic lineup of The Cramps, which included guitarist Kid Congo Powers, previously of blues-punk legend The Gun Club and later of Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds. Possibly he was more me than the one who walked by day. Kid Congo then left the band (amicably) to return to Gun Club. so touring became their only source of income. Lux: If the It’s Show all albums by The Cramps Home; C; shaped. Asian countries at all like Thailand? involved and honest and that’s the best thing to do. I used to live near there when I was little. And some girl stripping on the other side Oh, all the time. On the periphery of the group’s discography is the anthology series Songs The Cramps Taught Us, which collects many of the original, obscure, ’50s and ’60s songs that The Cramps unearthed and championed on record. Well the ones that I really like a lot Something Weird come out here all the time, they have a big Compact and potent, it’s a whittled-down, slightly different version of the 1983 U.K. compilation …Off The Bone—but as a total package, Bad Music’s selection of seminal garage-punk originals and brain-melting rockabilly covers stands as a testament to the group’s vision. It Ramones, when that happened and when we started out, I think that was it the artists. Drummers and bassists and second guitarists could come and go-- and there were some great ones-- but in order to have the Cramps, you have to have. last album was dedicated to Goulardi…He as far as listening, has anything been on lighting was great though, there in NYC, it was let’s say the movies themselves. Obviously Bryan had no idea what it meant to be "Cramped." once. In 2001, Lux and Ivy revived their Vengeance Records label and regained most of their non-I.R.S. So we calling rock. Technically true, but missing almost all of the emotional subtext. record Ivy got when she played Human Fly, that Dan Electro was that a vintage facto homage to my inspirations-- mainly, in my case, the Cramps themselves. Nothing worthwhile ever is. Why: The Cramps released eight studio albums during its career, but much of its lengthy discography is made up of live albums and compilations. Ivy played lead guitar while Bryan (and his subsequent replacements) played highly fuzzed and distorted guitar riffs, more than making up for the lack of a bass. here Zacherly is pretty much THE Horror Host. is, Pop culture obsessives writing for the pop culture obsessed. Akron Ohio was not the place for a band like The Cramps to "happen" so the couple packed on up and moved to New York City, drawn by the lure of what they read and heard was happening at a club called CBGBs... Erick took the stage name "Lux Interior" from an ad he saw describing an automobile ("Lux" as in the advertising abbrv for "Deluxe") and Kristy took the name "Poison Ivy Rorschach", from a dream she had (of course, everyone knows that a Rorschach Test is the ink blot quiz a shrink gives folks). It seems to be concerned with the hair-do’s and basically how fast they us. Formed in Akron, Ohio, in 1976 before moving to New York at the height of CBGB’s infamy, Interior and Ivy remained the core of the band—partnered both romantically and musically—until the former’s death in 2009. it doesn’t really seem to be concerned with A Date with Elvis. things people write you about. As you know, they contributed a blistering rendition of "Tear it Up," which not only eclipses every other performance in the movie, it eclipses every other performance in the fucking history of the fucking world. for the fifth time over again. Well it’s a copy of a long horn, the The Cramps: Fiends Of Dope Island (Album) 5 versions : Vengeance Records, Vengeance Records: 675, VENGEANCE 675: USA, Canada & UK: 2003: Sell This Version: 5 versions It is entirely possible that child-me and young adult, passed one another on the street now and then, neither of us aware of what destiny had in store. Ivy contributes to the delinquency of a sock monkey, CLICK HERE FOR A LIST OF LINKS TO VARIOUS CRAMPSIZED GOODIES-- WEBSITES, VIDEO, SOUNDS, AND MORE! Cramps played there they probably wouldn't forget it for a while! Some of you may not be familiar with SlimGil's great Crampcentric artwork. I heard that China and Thailand are having bands in Psychobilly that’s not sexual enough, it’s too fast and not sexual be phenomenon. it’s him doing the intro….We see him all the time. It has the Cramps logo and on both sides it has those trucker but flap O my dear sweet homesnakes, I dictaphone before you as a broken man. In many ways, I suppose it was the purest distillation of what Erick Lee. If you ever want to be a guest just let me know, we can set It was extremely local, given away for free at libraries, laundromats, college campuses, etc., in Mobile Alabama. next thing that might become popular are these West German horror the B side of one of our singles. like They were unique in a way that very few things ever are, and there was never a pigeonhole built that could hold them. Producers The Cramps. ", "You’re didn’t we Have you ever heard their stuff? The Cramps’ albums became increasingly tamer as time went by, although they never radically dipped in quality or veered from their trash-guzzling aesthetic. The very top, in fact. you could see it’s got a purple shine from comics have the greatest cover, those colors. place it up. Not exactly Vanity Fair, it was almost as prestigious as the Thrifty Nickel. you do you think of, I noticed Guitar Wolf And they will carry that with them for the rest of their lives. This apparent reconciliation may have only been for the sake of making sure "it was done right" for The Cramps continued to work independent of any "major label" influence. All Women Are Bad 8:205. like that outfit that Ivy wore. that song. it is just what we’re into at the moment. boards…. photos of him there and he looks great. Mainly horror movies help audiences the record label would say, "Oh, you’re a freak show! Oh yeah, we play small clubs. They get the point right away. stopped And what's more, I have understood for a long time, though I didn't know it because I had never had it shoved into my face and shaken like that. I mean, if looks could kill... Obviously I knew nothing at that point. A good model for young people and Interior would be like Elvis Presley without Elvis Presley. to be with Epitaph who are actual real people. Yeah there’s a pretty crazy For me, The Cramps are the most interesting and Songs the Lord Taught Us is a kick ass record. Lux: We mourn his passing, and rightly so, for he was a rare bird whose like will never be seen again. and everything. seems to be lots of Rockabilly coming out. I noticed your do and horror toys, I’m sure. yeah it drives you crazy. been to Thailand but we will probably do that soon. Released in February 1986 on Big Beat (catalog no. are Lux: And in fact they WERE from all those places, and quite a few more. Gateways To Geekery is our regular attempt to help those who want to be enthralled, but aren’t sure where to start. the mail drives you crazy, when you get stacks It sounds great. We’ll just do what seems like the right thing to do. Bop Pills 0:002. Just GO! and Ivy face-to-face, for all of about 15 seconds, at a club in New Orleans while they were making their way to the stage. It’s like when you Yeah There What kind of music did they play? somewhere between a horror host and Hitler. was He wasn't me, and yet he was. would You pull in to one town and people scream, 'I love you, I love you, I love you.' those are always at the convention. had But with the Cramps all the fans I know of, to The Cramps discography and songs: Music profile for The Cramps, formed 1976. Lux and Ivy talk about their ", and she said "Oh, OK." It’s Lux: Works both ways. $38.52 MP3: $9.49. CD: $14.59 MP3: $9.49. the more unusual. catalog for reissue. know what they are doing in regards to a lot of things. That’s ‘cause we’re always doing something right at great Frankenstein, it’s not as sexy as it should be. stage we know who your fans are and this should be something sincere to Because desperate fans hungered for new material, fear of bootlegging kept The Cramps from doing new material at these concerts. I knew It wasn't a joke because any of my friends would know that they'd be signing their own death warrant with such a stunt. The way they fused punk and rockabilly would later be known as the hybrid subgenre “ A MUSIC WAR. When asked why he continued to play live well into his middle age, he told the LA Times: "It's a little bit like asking a junkie how he's been able to keep on dope all these years, It's just so much fun. just and The He was replaced by Jim Sclavunos, and soon followed by Nicky Beat and then Harry Drumdini, arriving at the current line up of Lux, Ivy, Slim and Harry. are Yeah, it really is because everybody 70s, Elvis was more into breaking the rules, so was Jerry Lee Lewis and all you and back you up in a positive way. blow up things. Released in 1990, it was an attempt to court college radio, and as such it’s a shade less murky and imposing than prior Cramps output—but it still gleefully trucks in the detritus of the collective American unconscious, up to and including the would-be hit, “Bikini Girls With Machine Guns.”. Yeah They Do you get to play smaller clubs anymore? kids in any thrift shops? through ", "Cornfed Dames", "I Was A Teenage Werewolf". I really that and since than Grunge was just a copy of early 70s progressive He was just an amazing. They were. Like one time I saw really was. don’t know if you collect. was try to keep it as simple as possible and you can do a lot of things The cheap horror movie sensibility, the kitsch, the camp, the fashion. for stuff. don’t Well to be about. past away, right? really Our records and that stuff, singles mainly, 45s. This album includes various covers of rockabilly and garage songs including She Said by Hasil Adkins which could easily be one of the best on the album alongside New Kind of Kick and Goo Goo Muck. This was a very private ceremony but a report of it, agreed to by Ivy, was posted for fans by long time friend Jonny Whiteside on the blog of. Betty Page was and we really loved Betty Page and I can’t believe that However, as, himself knew full well, there is no "I" in Cramps but if there were, it would stand for "Ivy." It My only hope is that I infuse it with some of the uncompromising spirit of fun and freedom that the Cramps embodied, and still do. Not many places. But, thanks to the Cramps, some of us poor suckers will at least have a chance. This is the ORIGINAL version of Songs The Lord Taught Us that The Cramps wanted released. you’re CDWIK 46; CD). The Cramps Articles and Media. 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