The Cramps: Off The Bone (CD) - £3.99 delivered @ Play
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The Cramps: Off The Bone (CD) - £3.99 delivered @ Play

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Found 13th Apr 2011
Decent price for this awesome album - Amazon mandatory pricematch - but elsewhere around £7+

The Cramps were an American rock band, formed in 1976. Their line-up has rotated much over the years, with the husband and wife duo of lead singer Lux Interior and lead guitarist Poison Ivy as the only permanent members.

They were part of the early CBGB punk rock movement that had emerged in New York. By being the first known band to blend punk with rockabilly, The Cramps are widely recognized as precursors of psychobilly. Furthermore, they are also regarded as innovators of garage punk.

Their music is mostly in blues form, played at varying, (though usually fast) tempos, with a very minimal drumkit.[citation needed] An integral part of the early Cramps sound is dual guitars, without a bassist. The content of their songs and image is campy, trashy Americana (alternately in the style of filmmakers John Waters and David Lynch), sexual fetishism, clever bad jokes, and cheap, retro horror B-movie clich?

Their sound was heavily influenced by early rockabilly and proto-rock and roll like Link Wray and Hasil Adkins, 1960s surf music acts such as The Ventures and Dick Dale, 1960s garage rock artists like The Standells, The Gants, The Trashmen, The Green Fuz and The Sonics,[citation needed] as well as the post-glam/early punk scene from which they emerged. They also were influenced to a degree by The Ramones and Screamin' Jay Hawkins, who is often credited for having pioneered their style of theatrical horror-blues.[citation needed]

In turn, they have strongly influenced subsequent punk and rockabilly revival bands, even creating a genre in their wake. "Psychobilly," a style played by bands like The Meteors is a term coined by the Cramps, although Lux Interior maintains that the term does not describe their own style.The Cramps also influenced or anticipated acts like Black Lips, The Birthday Party, Flat Duo Jets, The Fuzztones, The Gun Club, The Horrors, Inca Babies, James Chance and the Contortions, The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Reverend Horton Heat, and The White Stripes.

1. Human fly
2. Way I walk
3. Domino
4. Surfin' bird
5. Lonesome town
6. Garbage man
7. Fever
8. Drug train
9. Love me
10. I can't hardly stand it
11. Goo goo muck
12. She said
13. Crusher
14. Save it
15. New kind of kick
16. Uranium rock
17. Good taste (live)

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Did you ever see The Cramps mate? One of my all-time favorite live bands (along with the Ramones).Been on stage and backstage with them a few times.
Music these days has nothing to offer compared to bands like these...with Reznor getting an Oscar things are looking bad for this kind of stuff.

not heard em for donkeys, i got a 12" vinyl "can your pussy do the dog" somewhere, classics

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Did you ever see The Cramps mate? One of my all-time favorite live bands … Did you ever see The Cramps mate? One of my all-time favorite live bands (along with the Ramones).Been on stage and backstage with them a few times.Music these days has nothing to offer compared to bands like these...with Reznor getting an Oscar things are looking bad for this kind of stuff.


Back in the early / mid 80's in Manchester - must have been 1984 (if my memory serves me well). Yes, excellent live and yer bang on about bands these days - nothing like The Cramps would happen on such a big scale now - you still get them at local 'Indie' clubs etc but in terms of commercial success (not that The Cramps were ever a 'top 20' band) I think garage punk psychobilly might just be restricted to 'back catalogue'.

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This aint a bad buy at 12p per song
amazon.co.uk/The…CXY
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