50 Ways To Prove I'm Rubbish #24

Oh lawdy, The Cramps.

How on earth did I manage to avoid them for so long?

I was aware of them, sure, but for some reason I always associated them with wrong ‘uns, scary looking blokes with geometric-defying buzz-cut flat-tops and Meteors tee-shirts.

Wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong.

Wrong.

Did I mention I was wrong? Well, I was.

The penny finally dropped about ten years ago, when somebody – forgive me, I forget who – posted something by them and I clicked on the link.

And I had one of those Where have this lot been all my life? moments.

Answer: they were there, I just wasn’t paying attention.

I mean, how could I have resisted the charms of a song with this title (from their utterly brilliant 1991 Look Mom, No Head album)?:

The Cramps – I Wanna Get In Your Pants

Since I finally discovered them, I’ve bought a lot of their stuff; whenever something pops up on my iPod shuffle, my usual shitty mood is lifted, and I find myself with a big grin on my face.

There’s no finer testament, in my book.

More soon.

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Jez

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3 thoughts on “50 Ways To Prove I'm Rubbish #24”

  1. A Date With Elvis is my fave Cramps album (NB – I recently discovered there’s an Elvis compilation with the same title) especially “What’s Inside a Girl?” – a live version they did on The Tube is fabulous.
    And there’s “Dames, Booze, Chains & Boots” – live at Oyafestivalen, Oslo, Norway 11/08/06 which is a joy to behold.

  2. My brother was one of the scary looking blokes with geometric-defying buzz-cut flat-tops and Meteors tee-shirts in the days before his hair began to go grey and recede

  3. Late to the party maybe but at least you got through the door! Welcome!

    They really walked it like they talked it and are sorely missed.

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