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RIP Lux Interior, Cramps Singer

 
 
Reply Thu 5 Feb, 2009 09:46 am
Lux Interior, towering and slimy singer for psychobilly pioneers The Cramps, was found dead yesterday of a preexisiting heart condition. He was 60.

http://www.mercurynews.com/ci_11634029?source=most_emailed

The Cramps are typically described as rockabilly meets campy horror, and you can probably think of at least a few imitators since. But to this day, whenever I put on Bad Music for Bad People, someone's ears perk up and they ask me, "Who's this?"

So Lux died the day I just got a new, devastating pair of speakers. I feel sorry for the other people in my building, because tongight I turn into a goo-goo muck tiger and a teenage beast.

I leave you with Lux, one of the best lead singers in rock history, and his wife, Poison Ivy, who picked him up as he was hitchhiking to L.A. many moons ago.

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djjd62
 
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Reply Thu 5 Feb, 2009 09:52 am
damn, that sucks
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DrewDad
 
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Reply Thu 5 Feb, 2009 09:59 am
@Gargamel,
http://www.moonbattery.com/archives/Dr_Frank-N-Furter.jpg

Based on a true story!
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boomerang
 
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Reply Thu 5 Feb, 2009 10:09 am
Dang.

Now I'll be walking around all day singing "Can Your Pussy Do The Dog". That most likely won't go over too well at the grocery.
Green Witch
 
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Reply Thu 5 Feb, 2009 10:43 am
@Gargamel,
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He was 60.


That makes me feel old.
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sozobe
 
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Reply Thu 5 Feb, 2009 11:57 am
@Gargamel,
Just unearthed a custom-drawn shirt that was E.G.'s prize possession when he was a teenager -- a sort of rockabilly zombie wearing a Cramps button, and "bad music for bad people."
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CalamityJane
 
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Reply Thu 5 Feb, 2009 12:34 pm
Oh my, his pants were more than low, weren't they?
I was waiting to see the crack in his ass ....
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shewolfnm
 
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Reply Thu 5 Feb, 2009 01:01 pm
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOHhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh KKKKKKAayyy













he sure could suck a good microphone
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hingehead
 
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Reply Thu 5 Feb, 2009 05:00 pm
@boomerang,
Boomer - I loved that song! And 'What's inside a girl'.

I saw them early 90s at the ANU Bar.

I met a girl down the snow who lurved 'The Fly'.

Can't believe the LA Times calls them a punk band - they were garage rockabilly revivalists.

I even have three volumes of Born Bad - the series of albums they put together documenting their influences (and tracks they ripped off). Eg Boomer's song was originally 'Can your hossie do the dog?' by Del Raney's Umbrellas.

I praise Lux's singular vision and persistence.
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djjd62
 
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Reply Thu 5 Feb, 2009 05:10 pm
the one, the only, ron and fez show gave a tip of the hat to the cramps, by including them in todays show opener
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littlek
 
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Reply Thu 5 Feb, 2009 09:23 pm
Oh. Oh. sigh. I had always wanted to see them again.
hingehead
 
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Reply Thu 5 Feb, 2009 11:58 pm
@littlek,
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Oh. Oh. sigh. I had always wanted to see them again.


Well maybe not Lux at 60 in his Xtreme hipsters..., but I concur.
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