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Has Papa Heard The Word, 'Bout That Surfin' Bird?

Most pop bands at a promotional event where a recording of their hit is being played, make some effort to look as if they're actually performing live . A few disdain such artifice and take full advantage of such rare freedom from their instruments. [more inside]
posted by King Sky Prawn on Jan 22, 2014 - 38 comments

 

Energyne/Barco/Draino hot shot/Whack attack/Helium/N2O/Formaldehyde

The Cramps ripped it up, madly channeling the sordid specters of rock 'n roll's past while staying true to its psychedelic future, even when voxman Lux Interior was a lean 59 years old. The first show from their last-ever tour does nothing but prove it. [more inside]
posted by item on Mar 20, 2013 - 20 comments

Bad News For Bad People

Lux Interior, lead singer of The Cramps, dead at 52.
posted by you just lost the game on Feb 4, 2009 - 149 comments

The Cramps and The Gun Club

Give it up for The Cramps and The Gun Club. Two of the greatest bands to come out of the late 1970s/early 1980s punk scene, they (wikis here and here) shared a few things in common: guitarist Kid Congo Powers as well as a penchant for re-invigorating the raucous, carnal, primal spirit of American popular music--i.e. early garage rock and rockabilly (what the Cramps dubbed "psychobilly") and blues. Start with this screamer from The Cramps, and this blistering classic from the GC's first LP. [more inside]
posted by ornate insect on May 5, 2008 - 48 comments

The Cramps: Live at Napa State Mental Hospital

The Cramps: Live at Napa State Mental Hospital. [Via MoFi.]
posted by homunculus on Jul 6, 2007 - 23 comments

Men With Cramps

Men With Cramps. Watch the groundbreaking documentary and discover how Cyclical Non-Uterine Dysmenorrhea calls into question not only the shaping of world history, but the spelling of the word history.
posted by kindle on Oct 24, 2006 - 27 comments

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