Saturday Night Live

Saturday night and some of the real stuff for you- while I am preparing to play records for the good folk of Sheffield that happen to know my friend RPM, you can listen to this rather than settle down to watch that shite on the telly. This is last night’s heroes The Cramps in a live performance for TV on what seems to be The Late Show around 1990 doing the mighty Bikini Girls With Machine Guns and Muleskinner Blues. Proceed with caution- at one point Lux strips off his shirt to reveal…., well, you’ll have to see for yourselves.

What’s Inside A Girl? live in Amsterdam- Lux might hog the attention but Ivy and her guitar are the real stars…

And a few years earlier on The Tube, What’s Inside A Girl? again and Hot Pearl Snatch.

Can Your Pussy Do The Dog?

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The Cramps ‘Bikini Girls With Machine Guns’

I love The Cramps. I love the way Lux and Ivy took high camp, trash, pop-culture, B-Movie shlock, mixed it with punk and blues and treated it so seriously. Real outsider culture. Their early stuff is raw and dirty, gothic and cartoony. They also kept making good records- 1986’s A Date With Elvis and 1990’s Stay Sick have bigger budgets and more gloss but stand up really well alongside their earlier stuff. This is off Stay Sick, and sums up their aesthetic pretty well- Bikini Girls With Machine Guns.

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