Lux Interior (aka Erick Lee Purkhiser) was born on October 21st. I think we need a holiday for that. Dia del Lux. It’s fitting that he was born in the middle of the Halloween season. I recently was at a shindig where ‘Songs The Lord Taught Us’ was put on from start to finish. A chance rose to speak with an older gentlemen there (not too old) who had the chance to catch The Cramps with their original line-up when they were primarily a NYC band.
I’ve written on how I came into the Cramps late, another bad example of discovering a great group through the Obituary pages.
The Cramps, “Garbage Man”
There aren’t many songs by the Cramps that help out with feeling low, save for perhaps ‘I Was a Teenage Werewolf.’ Ivy’s guitar picking on that song, and just that haunting theme to it make it good for when you feel like crap and the world is wet and cold.
Here are some Cramps Videos. Just for the hell of it.
The Cramps, “I Was a Teenage Werewolf”
The Cramps, “The Creature From The Black Leather Lagoon”
The Cramps live