Thursday, February 5, 2009

For Lux

















Just received the sad tiding that Cramps vocalist Lux Interior died yesterday of a previously-existing heart condition. He was sixty years old. Lux was a great singer and an outrageous performer who almost single-handedly revitalized the rockabilly genre in the early eighties. He walked the walk and he talked the talk. 

Albums like Songs The Lord Taught Us (´80), Psychedelic Jungle (´81) and the singles compilation Off The Bone (´83) should be in every record collection. Here are some Cramps favorites in his memory.

The Cramps - The Way I Walk MP3
The Cramps - Lonesome Town MP3
The Cramps - Drug Train MP3

4 comments:

bob said...

i'm sad now.

The Wolfmen said...

He was like Elvis Meets Iggy - and Bryan's hair - what a killer cut

ib said...

I would have been profoundly surprised - and disappointed - if you hadn't posted on this subject.

Cheers!

Here's to you, Lux.

sm255 said...

Thanks for these.