The Cramps - Off The Bone /Songs the Lord Taught Us £2.99 each delivered @ Play
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The Cramps - Off The Bone /Songs the Lord Taught Us £2.99 each delivered @ Play

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Found 20th Jul 2009
Songs the Lord Taught Us - An early (1980) effort by the simultaneously minimalist andover-the-top retro-shlockabilly kings, sympathetically produced by their fellow devotee of Southern culture on the skids Alex Chilton. Poison Ivy's guitar work here is her usual mix of trashcan chording and distorted surf riffs, and singer(?) Lux Interior is in particularly good faux-Elvis form onsuch instant classics of self-aggrandisement as "The Mad Daddy" and "I'm Cramped". The band, as is their wont, also throws in some interesting covers here, including the Rock and Roll Trio's "Tear It Up" and a version of '60s grunge pioneers the Sonics' "Strychnine" that's so primitive it makes theoriginal sound like Yes by comparison. In a word--wow.

Track List

TV Set
Rock On The Moon
Garbageman
I Was A Teenage Werewolf
Sunglasses After Dark
Mad Daddy
Mystery Plane
Zombie Dance
What's Behind The Mask
Strychnine
I'm Cramped
Tear It Up
Fever - Basin Street Six
I Was A Teenage Werewolf (With False Start) (Original Mix)
Mystery Plane (Original Mix)
Twist And Shout
I'm Cramped (Original Mix)
Mad Daddy (Original Mix)

Off The Bone
Track List

Human fly
Way I walk
Domino
Surfin' bird
Lonesome town
Garbage man
Fever
Drug train
Love me
I can't hardly stand it
Goo goo muck
She said
Crusher
Save it
New kind of kick
Uranium rock
Good taste (live)

1 Comment

Cheers for the deal.

See them at Hammersmith Odeon sometime in the 80's. Security made the audience stay seated for the entire gig. Went through 4 ticket security checks just to get to our 3rd row seats. Never been back. Great gig though but ***** venue.
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