Lux Interior, lead singer of The Cramps, died last night aged 60. For those who don’t know, The Cramps were kings of weird punk back in the day and their album ‘Look Ma, No Head’ was instrumental in helping me learn guitar. I can’t think of anyone who came close to their mix of psychedelia, rockabilly, punk and lounge cheese or anyone who even tried. I can say for damn sure that there are a lot of bands who would either be completely different or wouldn’t exist at all were it not for the pioneering bizarreness of The Cramps. Here’s ‘Bikini Girls With Machine Guns’ for your viewing pleasure.
Hugs ‘n’ best wishes to Poison Ivy – his wife and also guitarist in the band.