Saturday, June 09, 2007

The Cramps - Songs The Lord Taught Us

Decade - 1980s

Label - IRS

Producer - Alex Chilton

Nationality - US

Genre - Punk/Rock

A1TV Set3:12
A2Rock on the Moon1:53
A4I Was a Teenage Werewolf3:03
A5Sunglasses After Dark3:47
A6The Mad Daddy3:48
B1Mystery Plane2:43
B2Zombie Dance1:55
B3What's Behind the Mask2:05
B5I'm Cramped2:37
B6Tear It Up2:32

The Cramps - Songs the Lord Taught Us (1980)

Ah, the sweet irony of the title. This sounds more like Dracula taught them their songs in some dark cave somewhere.

This is a bunch of re-done rock tunes with a hefty amount of trashy punk and attitude and some onminous drumming. They come off as a bit crazy really but in a fun kind of way, if not a bit novelty act. So fun that their guitarist drove off with the van that was filled with their gear, sold it to fund his drug habit and was never seen by the band again!

They are pretty much a B grade horror movie - if you're into that, you'll probably enjoy them quite a bit. I can't say it's my thing.

Score - 6/10
Recommended - Why not?


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