The Cramps - Songs The Lord Taught Us
Decade - 1980s
Label - IRS
Producer - Alex Chilton
Nationality - US
Genre - Punk/Rock
|A2||Rock on the Moon||1:53|
|A4||I Was a Teenage Werewolf||3:03|
|A5||Sunglasses After Dark||3:47|
|A6||The Mad Daddy||3:48|
|B3||What's Behind the Mask||2:05|
|B6||Tear It Up||2:32|
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?