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Ian Jane
11-15-2011, 01:17 PM
DROOL.......

http://www.munsterama.com/site/img/munsterama_center_promo.jpg

Roderick
11-15-2011, 01:47 PM
Oh man, that looks rad.

I had a chance to chat briefly with Kid Congo Powers a few months ago and apparently he is still in touch with Ivy and says she is doing surprisingly well. He also said she is "getting stuff together" so hopefully we will see her resurface again before too long.

Ian Jane
11-15-2011, 01:56 PM
I heard a rumor at one point she was going to be doing something with Wayne The Train Hancock but now I can't find any info on that or remember where I heard it so it's probably just something I made up.

Glad to hear she's doing well and going to be possibly getting back into things though.

Mark Tolch
11-15-2011, 02:32 PM
I can't hit the link from here.....what's the $$$?

bgart13
11-16-2011, 04:26 PM
Last week before heading to NY, I checked on it and it's about $90 (converted to USD). It might end up being lower priced, but I'd suggest waiting to find out for sure. No idea of how limited the vinyl set is, either. It is "official" too -- though via EMI for the rights. I talked to Lindsay Hutton a little about it, and he said he wouldn't have worked on it with Munster if it wasn't official.

From the sounds of things, Ivy might be working with In The Red for some kind of future Cramps release(s) too. Nothing concrete, but that's the rumors starting to go around.

Here's a fun picture from Thee Cormans' blog too:

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-YaUL9fftMx8/TsNK1lBsv5I/AAAAAAAAA3s/qMkdWK2tLYA/s400/318477_1864149463796_1842795087_1250217_598670533_ n.jpeg

Ian Jane
11-16-2011, 05:05 PM
I was just about to post that picture. So glad to see she's still around and looking as rad as ever.

Mark Tolch
11-16-2011, 08:29 PM
Man, I'll probably have to pick that up. I only have one of their early singles...Surfin Bird...on vinyl, and would very much like the rest of them.

Roderick
12-04-2011, 02:12 PM
Amazon has it up for pre-order:

Vinyl (http://www.amazon.com/File-Under-Sacred-Music-1978-1981/dp/B005X5MYQK/ref=pd_sim_sbs_m_1)

CD (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005UYKYF2/?tag=imwan-20)

Ian Jane
12-05-2011, 09:59 AM
Schwing! Thanks KR.

Ian Jane
01-05-2012, 02:47 PM
I bought the CD version last week but anyone wanting the vinyl release based in the US might want to get it from Goner Records who have it in stock for $88.

http://www.goner-records.com/cart/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=4&products_id=8616

Mark Tolch
01-05-2012, 07:55 PM
Are the CD tracks the same as everything we've already got but in a different package?

Ian Jane
01-06-2012, 12:56 PM
I've only listened to it once so I can't say for sure. It was on in the car at a low volume and conversations were going on.

Lame answer, huh?

Roderick
01-06-2012, 01:03 PM
Playing The Cramps at low volume? You are doing it all wrong. :tsk:

Ian Jane
01-06-2012, 01:10 PM
Yeah I know but I was driving around with unappreciative family members in the car.

Mark Tolch
01-06-2012, 06:27 PM
Lame answer.

Roderick
02-03-2012, 12:35 PM
I got the CD version and haven't noticed any of these tracks being different versions from what's already been out there. The disc is mastered louder than the IRS discs, but on casual inspection I'm not noticing any significant remastering. The packaging is nice and includes the front and back sleeve art for all the included singles.

Ian Jane
02-05-2012, 02:47 PM
I just wanted to chime in for two reasons:

1 - K-Rod is right (forgot to post back about this release).

2 - It was three years ago yesterday that Lux died and it still fucking sucks.

RIP, Mad Daddy.

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_NN9CR1aNmvc/SaePcEqu3UI/AAAAAAAAAR8/Tb1XyHW7mNQ/s400/gallery-lux-interior-lux-005.jpg

Mark Tolch
02-07-2012, 04:12 PM
In related news, a forum friend of mine from another forum was at her cousin's wedding, and one of her cousin's best friends is Ivy. She posted a picture, and Ivy looks great, still.

Ian Jane
02-10-2012, 10:56 AM
Via the Stay Sick! email list:

"Larry Hardy confirmed on a radio show last night that In the Red will be issuing some cramps stuff via vengeance records at some point. this was a rumor i believe up till now, but its confirmed!"

Nothing on the ITR homepage yet but this could potentially be rad.

Terry C
02-10-2012, 03:38 PM
Remasters would be amazing right about now.

Mark Tolch
02-12-2012, 10:06 PM
I'd love some remasters as well...

Ian Jane
02-18-2012, 12:30 PM
Check out the Lux Lives 2012 Commerative CD!

http://kogarsjunglejuice.blogspot.com/2012/02/lux-lives-commemorative-cd-2012.html

Roderick
02-18-2012, 03:17 PM
That's a pretty rad comp. I had forgotten about that site. Downloading a bunch of those other comps now.

Ian Jane
02-23-2012, 10:02 AM
Ha!

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Mark Tolch
02-23-2012, 10:50 AM
WOW. Talk about a reinvention.

Ian Jane
02-23-2012, 10:57 AM
The date on that is 72. The Cramps started in 76, right? What a difference a few years makes.

Terry C
02-23-2012, 11:32 AM
No way dood! No Way!

Ian Jane
02-23-2012, 02:26 PM
RAD.

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Mark Tolch
02-23-2012, 04:41 PM
If you check out the For The Love Of Ivy group (if you're on Facebook), they have some awesome pics.

Terry C
02-23-2012, 05:30 PM
I found it!

http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/418803_2310628424831_1822994398_1408366_493505378_ n.jpg

Ian Jane
02-23-2012, 06:28 PM
A few more from the Stay Sick! mailing list.


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Ian Jane
04-13-2012, 08:32 AM
The White Trash Soul blog has a demo comp up called My Daddy Drives A UFO that Cramps fans will probably dig. Nice cover art too.

http://whitetrashsoul.blogspot.com/2012/04/cramps-my-daddy-drives-ufo-lux-urious.html

Ian Jane
11-15-2012, 01:00 PM
I just wanted to post this picture of Lux & Ivy and their VHS collection that popped up on Facebook because it is awesome.

Ian Jane
11-15-2012, 05:11 PM
AWESOME! (http://eastvillage.thelocal.nytimes.com/2012/11/12/nightclubbing-the-cramps/)


http://vimeo.com/52181358

Ian Jane
11-15-2012, 05:12 PM
Oh and I'm gonna turn this into a general Cramps are awesome sort of thread since the record release has come and gone.

Mark Tolch
11-16-2012, 12:09 PM
Word.

Roderick
11-16-2012, 12:14 PM
The bird is the

Word.

Terry C
11-26-2012, 10:51 PM
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Mark Tolch
11-27-2012, 09:01 AM
HEROIN.

Terry C
11-27-2012, 09:32 AM
You mean....HERON!

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/6/67/GBHfish5.jpg

Ian Jane
11-27-2012, 10:28 AM
HEROIN.

And eyeliner!

Roderick
11-30-2012, 12:02 PM
http://youtu.be/E_I6vXlvJto

Ian Jane
02-06-2013, 03:22 PM
We've just passed the fourth anniversary of Lux's death. A very nice tribute article written up here (http://www.trebuchet-magazine.com/lux-interior-in-memoriam/) that every fan should read. Some interesting comments from some interesting people there too.

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Roderick
02-07-2013, 03:12 AM
Thanks for the link.

Ian Jane
02-20-2013, 09:49 AM
Ivy turns sixty today. Damn.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZ5PWflZ7y0&feature=share

Mark Tolch
02-20-2013, 11:07 AM
Still hot as hell.

Ian Jane
08-05-2013, 08:47 AM
From the Vengeance Records facebook page:

"Attention CRAMPS FIENDS! Poison Ivy is currently working on their entire back catalog being reissued followed by a new album of unreleased recordings entitled Gravest Gravy, which is the entire Gravest Hits session. This material has never appeared on bootlegs and will blow minds. A four LP box of How To Make A Monster will follow that. And more will come thereafter. You've been warned..."

Roderick
08-05-2013, 09:45 AM
Huzzah! Best Monday EVER.

Mark Tolch
08-05-2013, 11:12 AM
I wonder if they'll be remastered, or just reissued.

chad
08-05-2013, 12:40 PM
Larry Hardy said the other day they'd be remastered

Mark Tolch
08-05-2013, 03:35 PM
Nice. A band I don't mind double and triple and quadruple dipping on. :D

Roderick
08-05-2013, 03:48 PM
Nice. A band I don't mind double and triple and quadruple dipping on. :D

Yup. For me this will be a quad dip on many of these, but I will gladly do so. I bought vinyl on every record up through RockinnReelininAucklandNewZealand, then the original CDs, then the expanded CDs and now these.

Ian Jane
08-18-2013, 01:25 PM
Anyone in LA around Halloween might want to take this in...

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Ian Jane
10-21-2013, 11:37 AM
Cramped! (http://kizmiazrecords.bandcamp.com/album/kz023-cramped)

Co-editor: Kizmiaz Records & Super Loto Editions

Cramped ! is an illustrated anthology of the many bootleg recordings of the American band "The Cramps" who made their indelible mark on the history of rock and roll over a period of four decades since their inception at the end of the 1970's.
The book reads like a fan book, on one hand proposing an exhaustive list of pirate recordings of the band (including albums, singles, flexes, picture discs, box sets and even postcards), but also involving the participation of illustrators and comic book authors who have been inspired by the bands output over the years.
The book itself comes in the form of a 45 vinyl and is accompanied by an album comprising covers of some "Cramps" classics by four bands equally inspired by this legendary group. The collection also includes a "Cramps" family tree, detailing the thirty or so musicians who have passed through their ranks.
Cramped ! then is not only by the fans for the fans but also essential item for all lovers of authentic rock and roll.

With the contribution of Winshluss (cover), Moolinex, Imius, Syd Dolby, Nicolas Moog & Matthias Lehmann, Pakito Bolino, Mattt Konture, Oudin Ojjo & Janus Ojjo, Vincent Wagnair, Bingo, Laure Del Pino & Olivier Josso, Romain Marsault (family tree).

Music by Birds Are Alive, Brat Farrar, King Automatic, Magnetix.
credits
released 01 November 2013

Roderick
10-21-2013, 11:45 AM
Sounds like a slicked up revision of THIS (http://www.carrollsweb.com/rockndog/lotcboot.jpg) classic zine.

bgart13
10-21-2013, 03:06 PM
And, happy birthday, Lux Interior!

Ian Jane
10-22-2013, 10:11 AM
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sukebanboy
10-22-2013, 10:50 AM
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Would make an ace tattoo!

Mark Tolch
10-22-2013, 02:26 PM
Years ago, I almost got the bad music skull cover guy as a tattoo. It was gonna be huge.

Ian Jane
01-16-2014, 10:57 AM
I guess The Cramps sort of made the cover of Rolling Stone.

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Mark Tolch
01-16-2014, 12:12 PM
Wonder if she knows who they are?

Roderick
01-16-2014, 12:14 PM
Good thing you didn't get that tattoo now...

Mark Tolch
01-16-2014, 12:21 PM
That's for damn sure.

Ian Miller
01-16-2014, 02:20 PM
This record was my true introduction to the twisted world of Lux and Ivy. Boy I wore that sucker out!

http://www.discogs.com/viewimages?release=477826

Ian Jane
02-15-2014, 09:47 AM
The Cramps Flamejob on Numbered Limited Edition Colored LP

The Cramps career has been the stuff of legend. Dangerously bizarre but most of all cool, The Cramps represent everything that is truly reprehensible about rock’n’roll. Founding members Lux Interior (the psycho-sexual Elvis/Werewolf hybrid from hell) and guitar-slinging soul-mate Poison Ivy (the ultimate bad girl vixen) are the architects of a wicked sound that distills a cross of swamp water, moonshine and nitro down to a dangerous and unstable musical substance.

Their cultural impact has spawned a legion of devil cults and dance-floor catfights, and created in its wake a cavalcade of cave-stomping imitators. As punk rock pioneers in the late '70s, they cut their teeth on the stages of CBGB and Max’s Kansas City and recorded their first record at Sam Phillips legendary Sun Studios, funded mainly by Ivy’s income as a dominatrix in NYC. They coined the now popular term “psychobilly” on their 1976 gig posters. Their hair-raising live performances were total, no-holds-barred rock’n’roll assaults and total mayhem.

"Alan McGee may have had bigger fish to fry in 1994 (namely the era-defining debut of five scallies from Burnage), but that didn't stop him investing well-spent time and money on this, The Cramps' sixth album proper. A good job, too, since Flamejob is a blast; its tunes every bit as colourful as their preposterous titles (eg; "Naked Girl Falling Down The Stairs"). If anything, it sounds even more current today, with The White Stripes reigning supreme, than it did 10 years ago in the shadow of their mono-browed labelmates." - Uncut

This first vinyl pressing of the The Cramps Flamejob since its original pressing in 1994 has been remastered by Masterdiskand comes on numbered limited edition colored LP of 1,500 copies and is housed in a heavyweight vinyl jacket foil-numbered in silver. Also available on numbered limited edition 200g vinyl.

Roderick
02-15-2014, 12:09 PM
My least favorite Cramps record. I might buy it anyway.

Mark Tolch
02-15-2014, 03:00 PM
It's not a great album, though it has its moments. I already have it on coloured vinyl, though, as well as the Nake Girl Falling Down the Stairs and Ultra Twist singles (also coloured vinyl), so I'll pass on this. Odd choice of an album to present in a limited edition.

bgart13
02-15-2014, 03:43 PM
I like it quite a bit. It's one of their most consistent lps, from first to last track. They should include a 45 of 'Blues Fix' with it. Who's releasing this anyhow?

Ian Jane
05-21-2014, 08:30 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-zOl78Qeq7g

Ian Jane
09-19-2014, 01:26 PM
http://vimeo.com/104519579


http://vimeo.com/104517032

Ian Jane
11-20-2014, 12:35 PM
Goner Records now has the Vengeance reissues in stock....

http://www.goner-records.com/cart/index.php?main_page=products_new

Roderick
11-20-2014, 12:55 PM
^^^ I've been meaning to ask if anyone has checked these out yet? I'm wondering if they have been remastered? The there is no indication on the sleeves that they have been. Also, with the exception of Rockinnreelininaucklandnewzealand all these releases restore the original vinyl configurations so all the b-sides included in previous CD editions have been removed. A bummer, unless there is a b-sides collection in the works. Fingers crossed.

Mark Tolch
11-20-2014, 06:04 PM
Our local record shop just got the first of the reissues in, which was Fiends of Dope Island. But, I already have that one on vinyl and it's the most recent, so I'm not bothering. They say the other ones are starting to come in, but he didn't mention remaster, just reissue on Vengeance.

Ian Jane
11-21-2014, 10:37 AM
There's a new 'live' album coming out in the UK in January.

http://www.spincds.com/coast-to-coast-live-radio-broadcast-recordings-1979-cd

It's a bootleg I'm sure.

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"PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED CRAMPS FM RADIO BROADCASTS FROM 1979.

PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED CRAMPS FM RADIO BROADCASTS FROM 1979.

Live FM radio broadcasts from Irving Plaza, New York, NY, USA, 18th August 1979 (Tracks 1-13) and The Keystone, Palo Alto, CA, USA, 1st February 1979 (Tracks 14-21).

The bands potent fuzz-drenched and reverb-soaked sound was succinctly and accurately described as a stew of depraved influences -TV, 60s garage punk, comic books, jungle movies, deep-ghetto R&B and shock-value theatrics."

1. Mystery Plane
2. Domino
3. Twist & Shout
4. Weekend on Mars
5. Voodoo Idol
6. Zombie Dance
7. Rockin’ Bones
8. Human Fly
9. Garbageman
10. I Was a Teenage Werewolf
11. Sunglasses after Dark
12. T.V. Set
13. The Way I Walk
14. The Way I Walk
15. Everybody’s Movin’
16. Domino
17. I Got a Rocket in My Pocket
18. Human Fly
19. Rockin’ Bones
20. I Was a Teenage Werewolf
21. Sunglasses after Dark

Roderick
11-21-2014, 10:53 AM
Thanks for the heads up. Amazon UK already has the MP3 version for sale. You can preview all the tracks as well. Bootleg quality sound, but I've heard much worse.

Mark Tolch
11-21-2014, 01:59 PM
Local shop called, looks like they got the vinyl in. Gonna fill the holes in my collection in with Stay Sick, Look Mom No Head and Rockinandreelin. Stoked!

Roderick
11-21-2014, 02:10 PM
Local shop called, looks like they got the vinyl in. Gonna fill the holes in my collection in with Stay Sick, Look Mom No Head and Rockinandreelin. Stoked!

I think I read that the first of these new pressings are supposed to be colord vinyl as well? With the exception of A Date With Elvis and Rockinnreelin I don't have any of these albums on vinyl to I might be tempted to grab them.

Mark Tolch
11-21-2014, 02:26 PM
My copy of Date With Elvis is the blue vinyl limited edition European Tour Edition blah blah blah from the 80s. I don't have Smell of Female on vinyl, so i may cave on that one. I'll report on vinyl colours tomorrow.

bgart13
11-21-2014, 08:01 PM
Did you get the Blues Fix vinyl release, Mark?

Mark Tolch
11-21-2014, 08:34 PM
I've heard the tracks, Ben, but never bought it.

bgart13
11-22-2014, 02:54 AM
I've got the old cd, but Ace Records UK released it on vinyl recently. Haven't picked it up yet myself. It was originally supposed to be on blue vinyl, but ended up being black.

Mark Tolch
11-22-2014, 02:05 PM
^^^ I've been meaning to ask if anyone has checked these out yet? I'm wondering if they have been remastered? The there is no indication on the sleeves that they have been. Also, with the exception of Rockinnreelininaucklandnewzealand all these releases restore the original vinyl configurations so all the b-sides included in previous CD editions have been removed. A bummer, unless there is a b-sides collection in the works. Fingers crossed.

I picked up 3 of them today, since I have vinyl versions of the rest of them. I'm only into Stay Sick! so far, and this is what I can tell you...even though it says copyright Vengeance 2014, it also says Remastered in 2001 by David Cheppa....actually, all 3 of the records I have say that. So it looks like these are probably reissues of the 2001 remasters. Stay Sick! though is on an orange marble vinyl, though, which looks cool, and it comes with a download card for 320Kbs MP3s.....that have all of the bonus tracks intact (Her Love Rubbed off Live, Bikini Girls Live, Beat Out My Love, Jailhouse Rock, and Jackyard Backoff). So if you've got vinyl capability, this is probably the way to go. I'll comment on the others as I get into them.

Roderick
11-22-2014, 02:11 PM
Cool. Thanks for the info, Tolch.

Mark Tolch
11-22-2014, 02:13 PM
Cool. Thanks for the info, Tolch.

No worries. Just read too that only the first issues of these will have the coloured vinyl, if that matters to people. I generally don't care about such things. It is kinda nice, though, that they've rounded up the b-sides for the downloads....that'll save me the hassle of throwing on 7" records, which I'm too old and impatient for. :)

Mark Tolch
11-22-2014, 02:41 PM
Huh. Just realized that even the studio version of Her Love Rubbed Off is a bonus track when Stay Sick ended with Muleskinner Blues. I think you're right, I am used to those CD versions. Look Mom No Head! comes on a pretty green marble....I'm pretty sure they'd say "Ghoulish Green" or some shit....vinyl, and ends at The Strangeness in Me, and not Wilder Wilder, Faster Faster, which is included in the download with Jelly Roll Rock. The 12" for Eyeball in my Martini included I Wanna Get In Your Pants as well as Wilder Wilder...well, mine does, anyway. Little change-up, I guess.

While these remasters definitely have a bit of the "Turn it up louder" mentality, I will say that the drums are fantastic on both albums I've listened to so far.

Kevin Coed
11-22-2014, 02:49 PM
Her Love Rubbed Off was a b-side of Bikini Girls. Great track imo. I have a vhs recording of a BBC programme where they played that and Bikini Girls live in a studio but I can't find the tape and I've had Cramps fans begging me to upload it. This is why I should always label my tapes properly.

Mark Tolch
11-22-2014, 02:50 PM
RockinnReelin is on clear vinyl, pretty, and has 11 tracks. Blue Moon Baby, Georgia Lee Brown and Lonesome Town are the bonus tracks on the download. And that's all I've got to report.

Roderick
11-22-2014, 03:56 PM
Yeah... I'm sure I will break down and grab these. But the one thing that consistently disappoints me with every reissue of Smell of Female is that when the record first came out New Rose put out a 7" single boxed set version which included "Weekend on Mars". I downloaded a vinyl rip (complete with needle drop) of the track years ago and its a good recording/performance on par with the rest of the album so I don't know why they continue to exclude it.

Mark Tolch
11-22-2014, 07:11 PM
Huh. I didn't know that. Cool.

bgart13
11-22-2014, 08:36 PM
New Rose also issued SMELL OF FEMALE on cd with 'Weekend On Mars.' The copy I have is really beat up, unfortunately.

Mark Tolch
11-23-2014, 03:53 PM
Her Love Rubbed Off was a b-side of Bikini Girls. Great track imo. I have a vhs recording of a BBC programme where they played that and Bikini Girls live in a studio but I can't find the tape and I've had Cramps fans begging me to upload it. This is why I should always label my tapes properly.


Man, that sounds awesome! I think Her Love Rubbed Off is one of their better tunes....for a cover.

Kevin Coed
11-23-2014, 04:31 PM
I really need to find that tape.

Ian Jane
04-18-2015, 09:09 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rI1WZNan6bQ

Ian Jane
04-24-2015, 07:33 PM
More on this here.

http://dangerousminds.net/comments/the_cramps_long_lost_video_for_human_fly

I can't believe no one else is geeking out about this.

GEEK OUT, DAMN IT!!!

Quot
04-24-2015, 07:45 PM
LOVE IT. Always nice to see some vintage Bryan Gregory footage. Great find, Ian!

bgart13
04-24-2015, 08:01 PM
I've geeked out so much, I've got little geek left to geek.

Ian Jane
04-25-2015, 08:59 PM
I've geeked out so much, I've got little geek left to geek.

Fair enough.

And Quot, I can't take credit for finding it. Wish I could.

Koukol
05-01-2015, 03:15 PM
I love it and posted it at Latarnia expecting BG to at least comment :(

Mark Tolch
07-07-2015, 02:17 PM
So, check this out....

http://www.amazon.com/Journey-Centre-Cramps-Dick-Porter/dp/1783053739/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1436292827&sr=8-1&keywords=journey+to+the+center+of+the+cramps


I have Dick Porter's first book, The Cramps: A Short History of Rock N Roll Psychosis, but this bests it by about 200 pages. Very tempted to get it, see how it compares. Anyway, since this is a new release, thought I'd let people know about it.

Roderick
07-07-2015, 02:31 PM
The first edition was a good read and this edition is expanded by a fair amount. I got this version a few months back but have only skimmed it here and there. I forgot about it under a pile of other books so thanks for the reminder.

Mark Tolch
07-07-2015, 02:52 PM
Yeah, some of the reviews say that there's not a lot of overlap, other reviews say that the author just spaces out the quotes to make it longer, haha. I guess nothing to lose when it comes to the Cramps.

Koukol
09-14-2015, 04:41 PM
Does anyone know if the Vengeance reissues sound better than the original CDs?
I'd hate to buy one and find it's volume boosted to the point of clipping.

Mark Tolch
09-14-2015, 04:51 PM
They sound fine to my ears.

Koukol
09-14-2015, 05:17 PM
They sound fine to my ears.

Thanks, Mark.
Do you by any chance have the originals?
I'm wondering if there's any improvement.

Mark Tolch
09-14-2015, 06:28 PM
Ive had the original CDs, the remasters, amd Ive got a mix of original and remaster vinyl. I don't recall the originals sounding too terribly different than the remasters, but my memory isn't what it was :)

Koukol
09-14-2015, 07:36 PM
Ive had the original CDs, the remasters, amd Ive got a mix of original and remaster vinyl. I don't recall the originals sounding too terribly different than the remasters, but my memory isn't what it was :)

OK...thanks!

Mark Tolch
09-14-2015, 07:50 PM
Anyway, the remastrrs, to my ears, don't have the brickwalling.

Ian Jane
01-14-2016, 10:27 AM
Gravest hits is getting a vinyl reissue from Drastic Plastic (not sure it's an authorized release, could be a boot)....

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00TKVLGD0/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00TKVLGD0&linkCode=as2&tag=cognitrespon-20&linkId=IRPPVUIXSAZ4YFSR

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They did a Flame Job reissue awhile ago that I think was a boot.

http://www.drasticplasticonline.com/Cramps-The_c_5197.html

They've also got a red vinyl version of Gravest slated for release...

http://www.drasticplasticonline.com/The-Cramps--Gravest-Hits-Opaque-Red-vinyl-or-200-gram-Black-vinyl_p_3930.html

...as well as Songs The Lord Taught Us.

http://www.drasticplasticonline.com/The-Cramps--Songs-the-Lord-Taught-Us-Opaque-Red-vinyl-or-200-gram-Black-vinyl_p_3929.html

Mark Tolch
01-14-2016, 10:33 AM
Man, I'm glad I got all of these when used vinyl went for less than 5 bucks. :D

Ian Jane
01-24-2016, 11:46 AM
There's a Cramps themed trailer out in the Mojave Desert.

http://dangerousminds.net/comments/spend_the_night_in_a_cramps_themed_trailer_in_the_ mojave_desert

Ian Jane
02-04-2016, 04:02 PM
Never forget, 7 years ago today.

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Terry C
02-04-2016, 05:57 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zt4lf6aR15Y

Mark Tolch
02-04-2016, 05:59 PM
That album kicked out the best videos.

Ian Jane
04-14-2016, 10:21 AM
Anyone familiar with this? (http://www.trashwax.com/product/pre-order-10-lp-the-cramps-the-king-is-back-russian-import-ltd-edition-300-copies)

"Woah Dad ! LP, coloured vinyl (Green) all the way from Russia (with love !).

Going FAST !

We will only be getting a limited quantity so take your chances or reserve it now.

The King Is Back....14 Tracks from the 'A Date With Elvis' period and never before heard according to the release info.

From the same folk that gave us the LP, Real Mens Guts Vs Smell Of Female."

15208

I kinda want it but it's kind of expensive.

bgart13
04-14-2016, 10:46 AM
Just another bootleg. And likely not from Russia, from my understanding (just a gimmick).

EDIT: Just looked at the image from the back of the cover. As best as I can tell, none -- NONE -- of it is rare. I can send you a cd-r with these same tunes if you want them badly enough. If you just want the vinyl, go for it. :up:

Ian Jane
04-14-2016, 11:14 AM
Yeah, no way it's from Russia with all English text, hah. And I knew it was a boot, just wasn't sure what was on it - missed that back cover image. Looks like I have most of this stuff too, thanks for the offer though. I'll probably pass on this one, though I do like the cover art.

Tom Clark
07-19-2016, 07:09 PM
Devil in the Woods: Love, Lust, Death & Living in 1980s American Post-Punk, Part One (http://diaboliquemagazine.com/devil-woods-love-lust-death-living-1980s-american-post-punk-part-one/)

Fun read. The first half centers around Songs the Lord Taught Us and A Date With Elvis.

Mark Tolch
07-19-2016, 08:23 PM
Good read, thanks for sharing, Tom!

Koukol
07-21-2016, 02:53 PM
Yes...thanks, Tom.

Fire Of Love made a huge impact on me.
Easily in my top five important albums of all time for me.
I was so deep into Industrial noise when it came out.

Another great similar Artist is Chris D of the Flesh Eaters and The Divine Horsemen.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kgmvwCL2dIs&index=9&list=RD1qyeBcGIJrQ

Randy G
07-22-2016, 02:28 AM
The Flesheaters put out a number of underrated albums.

Ian Jane
11-03-2016, 01:23 PM
Some Gun Club footage featuring Jeffrey Lee Pierce (vocals/guitar)/Kid Congo Powers (guitar)/Patricia Morrison (bass) and Terry Graham (drums) and fucking Bryan Gregory!!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HeWixeZwQmg

Ian Jane
01-30-2017, 01:18 PM
A cool write up and some pictures from the Napa State show from 78.

http://flashbak.com/the-whole-place-was-going-nuts-when-the-cramps-played-a-mental-hospital-in-napa-california-1978-372121/

Ian Jane
03-25-2017, 12:33 PM
This might have the potential to be awesome.

https://fr.ulule.com/the-cramps-le-concert-fantome/

Ian Jane
05-04-2017, 08:58 AM
The Photography of Lux Interior: Camera Man of The Cramps (http://lethalamounts.com/2016/10/28/photography-lux-interior-camera-man-cramps/)

Mark Tolch
05-04-2017, 12:44 PM
Awesome.

Ian Jane
09-11-2017, 02:17 PM
The Cramps on NPR!

http://www.npr.org/2017/09/11/549725379/shocking-omissions-the-raw-rock-devotion-of-the-cramps-songs-the-lord-taught-us

Tom Clark
09-16-2017, 04:34 PM
http://dangerousminds.net/content/uploads/images/ivyandluxfigurerealmnttlaksdlkfjj.jpg

CUSTOM MADE ACTION FIGURES OF ROBERT SMITH, THE CRAMPS, ERASERHEAD & MORE! (http://dangerousminds.net/comments/custom_made_action_figures_of_robert_smith_the_cra mps_eraserhead_more)

Mark Tolch
09-16-2017, 06:08 PM
Well, i don't like that Ivy is playing a cross between a Gibson and an Ibanez, but I'll take it otherwise.

Ian Jane
10-11-2017, 08:03 PM
Lux Interior Interview with Angela Jaeger at Max’s Kansas City, January 9th, 1978

https://letspanic.tv/lux-interior-with-angela-jaeger-at-maxs-kansas-city/

Ian Jane
10-13-2017, 09:32 AM
19052

bgart13
11-07-2017, 06:19 PM
I don’t really know how to react to this, except... wow.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=FJEc-KPnIxI&feature=youtu.be

Mark Tolch
11-08-2017, 08:03 AM
Holy shit.

Ian Jane
11-08-2017, 09:52 AM
That's not good.

Mark Tolch
11-08-2017, 08:39 PM
I couldn't stop listening

Roderick
11-08-2017, 10:26 PM
I'm not saying it's good, but I kinda like it.

bgart13
11-09-2017, 01:17 AM
I don’t think it’s supposed to be good.

And that’s Dean Rispler on guitar, Ian!

Ian Jane
11-09-2017, 10:23 AM
Haha, that's Dean? I didn't know that.

Jack J
11-10-2017, 06:46 AM
Not even so bad it's good. :puke:

Tom Clark
12-24-2017, 06:28 PM
SONGS SANTA CLAUS TAUGHT US: DOWNLOAD THE CHRISTMAS MIX TAPE COMPILED BY LUX INTERIOR OF THE CRAMPS (https://dangerousminds.net/comments/songs_santa_claus_taught_us_download_the_christmas _mix)

Ian Jane
12-28-2017, 12:12 PM
Finally got around to checking that out. Wonky stuff.

Ian Jane
06-13-2018, 10:43 AM
An article/interview on the 40th Anniversary of the NAPA show.

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/tear-40-years-ago-cramps-actually-played-napa-state-mental-hospital-204546103.html

bgart13
06-15-2018, 07:03 PM
RIP Nick Knox. Passed earlier today. One of the baddest to bang on a kit.

Ian Jane
06-15-2018, 07:06 PM
Just saw that news, RIP. Definitely one of the best.

Jack J
06-15-2018, 07:16 PM
RIP :(

Mark Tolch
06-15-2018, 07:42 PM
Nick was rad. Sorry to hear it was confirmed.

Jack J
06-15-2018, 08:22 PM
Miriam Linna wrote a long piece about Nick Knox (it's "public" so you don't have to have a profile):
https://www.facebook.com/miriam.linna/posts/10155280546612016

Ian Jane
07-05-2018, 04:33 PM
20502

Ian Jane
01-30-2019, 01:24 PM
21764

Mark Tolch
01-30-2019, 06:28 PM
Rad.

Ian Jane
02-04-2019, 11:37 AM
Ten years ago today.

21794

Mark Tolch
02-04-2019, 02:01 PM
Goddam. RIP.

Jack J
02-05-2019, 11:42 PM
Ten years!?!? Unbefuckenlievable. :(

Tom Clark
02-07-2019, 08:21 PM
LUX INTERIOR: TEN YEARS GONE, BUT HIS BONES KEEP ROCKIN’! UNHEARD 1981 INTERVIEW! (https://dangerousminds.net/comments/lux_interior_ten_years_gone_but_his_bones_keep_roc kin_unheard_1981_intervie)

Ian Jane
02-08-2019, 10:00 AM
Rad.

Tom Clark
02-21-2019, 06:49 PM
Just because.

https://scontent-ort2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/52516570_2137892019591070_478886199214211072_n.jpg ?_nc_cat=109&_nc_ht=scontent-ort2-1.xx&oh=078b8bd3342c9fb60e4d91c548e0589f&oe=5D28D1CB

Mark Tolch
02-21-2019, 07:09 PM
That's the cover of one of my Cramps vinyl boots, which I look at often.

Soylent Pupkin
03-16-2019, 08:00 PM
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