Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Supercharged Cramps Discography Part Two

Criswell here! Drop yer cocks and grab yer socks, fright fans! Time to quit yankin' yer cranks, and start groovin' with this ginchiest of guides to that phucking phantastic phenomenon that was and is and will be THE CRAMPS! Here, for your putrid perusal is PART TWO of the SUPER FUCKADELIC ELVIS FUCKING CRAMPS DISCOHAGIOGRAPHY! From the far reaches of mankind's filthiest restrooms, from the VERY LIMITS of the slatternly, inflamed, toadstool-infested atrocities of the nastiest, most damp and neglected corners of the babbling, blubbering, blistered human mind, we bring to you what can ONLY be described as "this right here."

So astounding is it that some of you may fart! Some of you may feel irresistibly compelled to sodomize the nearest domestic animal or shiny kitchen appliance! Go with that! Let it all hang out! Monsters to be pitied! Monsters to be despised! What the fuck am I talking about? I don't know, and neither will you! Are you ready to blow your minds? A mind is a wonderful thing to blow, don't you think?

1 "Thee Most Exalted Potentate of Love"
2 "You Got Good Taste"
3 "Call of the Wighat"

4 "Faster Pussycat" (Bert Shefter)
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5 "I Ain't Nuthin' But a Gorehound"

6 "Psychotic Reaction"

THE CRAMPS contributed an original song-- Surfin' Dead-- to the soundtrack for the 1985 film "Return of the Living Dead," a sort-of-but-not-really sequel to George A. Romero's 1968 classic "Night of the Living Dead."

When a bumbling pair of employees at a medical supply warehouse accidentally release a deadly gas into the air, the vapors cause the dead to re-animate as they go on a rampage through Louisville, Kentucky seeking their favorite food, brains.

Starring Clu Gulager, Don Calfa, James Karen, Linnea Quigley, and a few hundred rotting cadavers. Directed by Dan O'Bannon.

"Send more paramedics..." ...Hehe! This movie, which puts a twist on Night of the Living Dead, is full of grisly images and humor. If you can appreciate the humor involved with a pack of zombies munching police officers, then grabbing the radio and asking for backup. Everything starts out with Frank showing the FNG a group of barrels stored in the basement. Seems that they contain bodies, the U.S. Army had cleaned up a chemical spill and put all the contaminated parts into the barrels, due to a small mistake in shipping the darn things arrived at Burt's warehouse. Barrels, filled with toxic chemicals and rotting bodies show up on the doorstep, what would you do? Burt kept them. Bad Burt. Frank just has to slap one of the things to prove how sturdy it is and gas floods out, both guys drop like stones while the vapors permeate everything. They do not wake up in Oz, it's still the same drab warehouse, but now the split dogs (Veterinary thing.) and frozen cadavers are running amok. Burt's bright idea number two is cremating the zombies, when rain contaminated by the smoke starts soaking the graveyard all heck breaks loose. On the off chance you didn't read the character descriptions, don't grow attached to anyone, they're either zombie chow or fallout. Even Trash, she has the misfortune of experiencing her greatest fear, being stripped down naked and eaten by old men. Not that nudity frightens her, I'm still trying to decide if the girl was wearing a leotard carefully blended with her skin or if she was darn good with a mirror and razor.
-- by Andrew Borntreger


A Date with Elvis is the seventh fucking album by the American garage punk band The Cramps. It was released on Big Beat Records. It was recorded in the fucking fall of 1985 and engineered by Steve McMillan and Mark Ettel at Ocean Way Studios Hollywood, CA. The Cramps reissued the fucking album on their own Vengeance Records in 2001 with the fucking bonus tracks "Blue Moon Baby" "Georgia Lee Brown" "Give Me A Woman" and "Get off the Road," which were a bunch of fucking b-sides and shit. The album was dedicated to Ricky Nelson, who had a fucking hit with the song "Lonesome Town", which was also covered by The Cramps and is available on their first fucking EP Gravest Hits and compilation album ...Off the Bone. (FUCKIPEDIA)


    * 1 "How Far Can Too Far Go?"

    * 2 "The Hot Pearl Snatch"

    3 "People Ain't No Good"

4 "What's Inside a Girl?"
Mary Kelly

    5 "Can Your Pussy Do the Dog?"
Pussy is an English word meaning cat. It may also refer to the female genitalia in slang, or be used as a pejorative term that implies cowardice or weakness. Used in conjunction with "some", the phrase "some pussy" refers to sexual intercourse itself. Most dictionaries mark the anatomical meaning as "vulgar" or "offensive" and its use is frowned upon in polite company.
The origins of the word are unknown. The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) says that the word puss is common to several Germanic languages, usually as a call name for the cat — not a synonym for cat, as it is in English.The medieval French word pucelle referred to a young adolescent girl or a virgin, although this comes from a slang term for virginity puce (= flea) rather than referring to cats (but cf. French chatte (female cat), a current vulgarism for the female genitalia).
In the 17th century, the term was also used to refer to women in general. Philip Stubbs, an English pamphleteer, wrote in his 1583 book "The Anatomie of Abuses" that "the word pussie is now used of a woman". The German form is cognate (Fotze; compare "Puss-y" to "Fotz-e" [in the style of Futs-sy]), and the (vulgar) French term is "chatte" (literally a female cat). (PUSSIPEDIA)

    6 Kizmiaz
Take a magic carpet to the olden days. To a mythical land where everybody lays. Around in the clouds in a happy daze in Kizmiaz...Kizmiaz. Flamingos stand easy on bended knees. Palm trees wave over tropical seas of azure waves and lazy breeze in Kizmiaz...Kizmiaz. Over raspberry skies spires of the Shaz. Point to the heavens that this place has. You would swim all the way from Alcatraz to Kizmiaz...Kizmiaz. It lies on the horizon in a golden haze. No one believes their eyes the legend says. Held hypnotized in a frozen gaze on Kizmiaz...Kizmiaz. The vibrationsLink kiss the ships would pass. Kizmiaz...Kizmiaz.


1 Cornfed Dames

    2 Chicken (Traditional; arr. by Interior and Rorschach)
Mike the Headless Chicken (April 1945 – March 1947), also known as Miracle Mike, was a Wyandotte rooster that lived for 18 months after its head had been mostly cut off. Thought by many to be a hoax, the bird was taken by its owner to the University of Utah in Salt Lake City to establish its authenticity. On September 10, 1945, farmer Lloyd Olsen of Fruita, Colorado, had his mother-in-law around for supper and was sent out to the yard by his wife to bring back a chicken. Olsen failed to completely decapitate the five-and-a-half month old bird named Mike. The axe missed the jugular vein, leaving one ear and most of the brain stem intact. Despite Olsen's botched handiwork, Mike was still able to balance on a perch and walk clumsily; he even attempted to preen and crow, although he could do neither. After the bird did not die, a surprised Mr. Olsen decided to continue to care permanently for Mike, feeding him a mixture of milk and water via an eyedropper; he was also fed small grains of corn. Mike occasionally choked on his own mucus, which the Olsen family would clear using a syringe. Yummy! (HEADLESSCHICKENPEDIA)

    4 Aloha from Hell

    5 It's Just That Song (Charlie Feathers, Maupin)
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Stay Sick! is the ninth album by the American garage punk band The Cramps. It was released on Enigma Records. It was engineered by Steve McMillan and recorded at Music Finder, Hollywood California. It was self-produced by Poison Ivy. The Cramps re-released the album on their own Vengeance Records in 2001 containing the bonus tracks "Bikini Girls With Machine Guns" (live), "Beat Out My Love," "Jailhouse Rock" and "Jackyard Backoff."

Kiss kiss! Bang bang! Everything Goes! ;D
August 14, 2003
By Pamela Scarangello (Middletown, NJ USA) - See all my reviews

1989's "Stay Sick!" is another energetic rock album that clearly marks the highest point of the Cramps' musical creativity. Interestingly, the songs of this particular CD have rejuvenated lyrical elements of the band's outrageous obsession with cheesy science fiction films and off-the-wall frightfests (which were temporarily lost in 1986's "A Date with Elvis.") In fact, the title of "Stay Sick!" was once a spooky catchphrase spoken by Ghoulardi, an early television horror host who became popular in Lux Interior's home state of Ohio. As a whole, this record is fueled by twisted rockabilly tunes, simplified chorus hooks and groovy pop rhythms. Supported by Poison Ivy's raw, vibrating guitar strings, Lux the frontman adapts an audio persona more warped than ever before; while belting out his vocals, he emits a fury of bestial growls, puppy dog yelps and strangely sexy croons. "Stay Sick!" has, of course, quite a few highlights. The CD's upbeat single "Bikini Girls with Machine Guns" is an underground party hit heavily drawn from alcohol binges, psychedelic drugs and a whole other variety of forbidden excesses. "All Women are Bad" is definitely the most well written track here, as it briefly explains how enticing vamps in history led men to their ruin (and why we all love them for it!). In "Creature from the Black Leather Lagoon," (obviously dedicated to the Hollywood monster of the same name) good ol' Lux shimmers his hips in a hilarious Elvis Presley spoof! Speaking of the King, the Cramps' dizzying cover of his celebrated hit "Jailhouse Rock" can best be described as a hyperactive noise riot done after swallowing one too many Twinkies! Beware, freaks and riff raffs: the sexual content on "Stay Sick!" is the most explicit ever presented (other than 2003's "Fiends of Dope Island"). There is no doubt in my mind that it was intended to press the panic buttons of mainstream censorship. "Everything Goes" is a throbbing country tune where Lux pushes fetishism to its most absurd level! "Mama OO Pow Pow" is a naughty barnyard ditty about spankings, bondage and other acts of kinky behavior. However, one of the CD's bonus tracks, a nostalgic cover of Carl Perkins's "Her Love Rubbed Off," is probably the ONE Cramps track that officially crosses the invisible line of obscenity. Snatch this incredible album...IF YOU DARE! ;)

Side one

1 Bop Pills (McNatt, Macy Skipper)
Originally by Macy Skipper
An obscure Rockabilly singer, born September 2, 1920 in Saint Louis but based in Memphis. Macy (Skip) Skipper did some demos in the mid 50's for Sun and issued a single in 1957 on Light, then a single for Stax in 1961 (Goofin' Off / Night Rock). He died on April 17, 2001..

2 God Damn Rock & Roll

3 Bikini Girls With Machine Guns

It is the dawn of the '90s (memo to Wardrobe Dept.: stock up on plaid flannel!) and we find our heroes, the Cramps, facing censorship by MTV. The clips in question were the tunes "Creature From the Black Leather Lagoon" and "Bikini Girls With Machine Guns."

"Well, 'Bikini Girls,' I didn't understand," says Ivy, "I thought it was such a quaint thing. There's a scene where I'm shooting the machine gun, and the vibration makes my panties fall down." The camera showed nothing but the panties around her ankles, but that was enough to make MTV's top brass spit their Perrier out on their Gucci loafers. Doing the only honourable thing, The Cramps proceeded to make an even more offensive video. "For some reason, our boss at Enigma Records just said put in everything they wouldn't want. We thought, 'Well, he's paying for it, okay.'" Inspired by the teen riot that opens shlockmeister H. G. Lewis' film Just for the Hell of It, the band found an empty house, filled it with thrift-shop junk and then promptly trashed it. "There's stuff in there, like Lux huffing glue from a paper bag, or me sitting on his face. But I think what got them was smashing the TV with a sledgehammer."

4 All Women Are Bad

Adam and eve, sittin' in the woods, eve said 'man i got somethin' real good - it's in that tree, you'll get smart fast!' adam said 'sure, satan my ass - i don't see no snakes but all women are bad'

all women are bad, all women are bad, that's what he said, all women are bad, groovy wiggly tails, horns on their head, all women are bad, all women are bad...

Samson and Delilah, talkin' bout groomin', delilah said 'sam, you
don't look human!' took some scissors, went snip-snip, said 'now everybody's gunna think you're hip' sam felt his head and said 'all women are bad'

there's one with you, lookin' so sweet, but she's just a wolf dressed up like sheep, secret gadgets up under their clothes - stuff you hear about but nobody knows, and it ain't no use...all women are bad

save me the label of that perfume on the
table, so i can remember what made a wreck of me
all women are bad, all women are bad, that's what he said, all women are bad, groovy wiggly tails, horns on their head, all women are bad, all women are bad...

5 The Creature From the Black Leather Lagoon

6 Shortnin' Bread

Originally a traditional Negro plantation song in the southern USA. First generally popularized by Lawrence Tibbett in the early 20th century. Then sung by Nelson Eddy in 1937/38. In 1938 it was a big charted hit for The Andrews Sisters. Then done by many others like Fats Waller (1941) and Paul Robeson.
In the 1950s, rock and roll singers started picking it up - The Collins Kids, Tony Crombie ...
The reason it attracts so much attention now is the hard rock recording by Paul Chaplain and his Emeralds in 1960. It wasn't a big hit but has now rightfully become a legend. The Bellnotes also released a rock version that year.
Meanwhile back in England it achieved better hit status sung by the vocal trio The Viscounts.

Side two

*1 Daisys Up Your Butterfly

2 Everything Goes

3 Journey to the Center of a Girl

4 Mama Oo Pow Pow

5 Saddle Up a Buzz Buzz
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6 Muleskinner Blues (Jimmie Rodgers)

"Stay Sick" was, along with "Turn Blue," a trademark ejaculation of GHOULARDI, who was born Ernie Anderson, but saw no reason to stick with that exclusively.

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