"For many of us with a penchant for raw 50s and 60s garage and rock n roll, the Cramps were our doorway to a whole new world of sleazy guitar music. It didn't matter that they hadn't actually written most of the songs, to paraphrase the band themselves "they had good taste". They'd tracked down these amazing old records, reworked some of them, merged others and stamped them boldly as their own.
Many different comps have appeared over the years that have gathered the original source of the Cramps trash genius. This brilliant series gathers much of what's previously appeared but adds a few more gems too.
Imagine the songs of the Cramps, dripping sleaze and spoof horror and then strip back some of the campness and modern production techniques and you'll get an idea of the raw sound of most of the material on these LPS.
A1 –Dwight Pullen Sunglasses After Dark
A2 –Bo Diddley Dancing Girl
A3 –The Third Bardo I'm Five Years Ahead Of My Time
A4 –Jett Powers Go Girl Go
A5 –Dale Hawkins Tornado
A6 –Andre Williams (2) Bacon Fat
A7 –The Flames (7) The Bird
B1 –Buddy Love Heartbreak Hotel
B2 –Glen Glenn Everybody's Movin
B3 –Bill Allen (2) Please Give Me Something
B4 –3 Aces & A Joker* Booze Party
B5 –Sonny Burgess Red Headed Woman
B6 –Count Five Psychotic Reaction
B7 –Nat Couty Woodpecker Rock