Tag: The Cramps

Lux, Alice and George

February 4th is an important day in Horror. We celebrate the birth of two important figures and the passing of another. Today marks the birthdays of both Alice Cooper and George Romero. Two men whose influence is undeniable. Even if you’ve never listened to an Alice Cooper record, one of your favorite artists was likely …

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Music In Costume: The Cramps dress up as The Shades

Yesterday was Lux Interior’s birthday, which seems fitting that the frontman of The Cramps would be born within October. It’s shame he’s no longer around but the legend of both him and the band lives on. Had I known it, this post would have gone up yesterday. The thing with The Cramps is that they …

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Music In Costume: The Cramps dress up as The Sonics

I could do a whole month worth of Cramps doing covers. They honored a lot of classic rock and roll, making sure that rock would stay alive. They did a cover of “Strychnine” by The Sonics on their seminal album Songs The Lord Taught Us. https://youtube.com/watch?v=7T7fQp-Dbks VS

In Tribute: Lux Interior

Lux Interior (aka Erick Lee Purkhiser) died five years ago today. A lot more will be written by those who knew him, who saw him perform, those who had a personal connection with the man and his band’s music. Since I’m a gravedigger, I usually find out about things after they’re dead, so I have no “The …

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Getting In The Mood: ‘Songs The Lord Taught Us’

Every day this month, I’m listening to an album to get into the mood for Halloween. Either I’ll pop on something new, or dig up an old one I hadn’t listen to in a while. Today was Songs The Lord Taught Us, because it felt like a day to listen to The Cramps. The Cramps are akin …

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And now…The Cramps

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 …

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There aren’t many albums that I listen to from start to finish on my first play. I usually stop, do something completely unrelated to the music at hand and, when a significant amount of time has passed, I come back to finish the album, usually restarting it. Or, worse, the music is so bad that …

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The Cramps were in a Cat Food commercial

Or specifically, a target ad featuring a pale H.P. Lovecraft looking motherfucker being stalked by his British Grey shorthair in regards to the deals on Catfood available at Target. Insane. The opening notes were from either “I was a Teenage Werewolf” or their cover of “Rockin’ Bones.”   Edit: Someone put video of it up!

Goo Goo Muck

I was going to write something else today but I’ve been listening to this song all day and I think you should, too.

Down, Down, Down

You might know that Ween wrote a song for Spongebob Squarepants, and you might be cool to know that The Ghastly Ones did the music for the Halloween episode. Perhaps then, you might remember a live-action episode sandwiching Tom Kinney in a pirate costume in between cartoons, which ended with this song. Just discovered that …

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After Dark

The Cramps If the new internet-based society has done anything right, it’s increased the access to knowledge, perhaps to the a fault; instead of having a bereft of knowledge, the isolated youth in the far corners of the country, nay world, might have too much. Instead of starving, they’re overwhelmed. “A cornucopia of sex and …

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