Monday, November 2, 2009

Definition of Poison Ivy

Poison Ivy (The Cramps) - Definition and Overview,poison,ivy,rorschach,the,cramps-9120e834d34e64703810e9f0af36c0bb_m.jpgFor the article on the plant see Poison ivy. For other articles on things named Poison Ivy, see Poison ivy (disambiguation).

Poison Ivy is the stage name of Kristy Wallace, singer guitarist with punk rock band The Cramps. The band was formed when Lux Interior and Poison Ivy met during a college course on art and shamanism.

The name originated in a dream and was initially "Poison Ivy Rorschach", the Rorschach referring to the Rorschach inkblot test, however over the years it has been contracted to plain and simple "Poison Ivy". Her stage persona is best defined by as being the bad-girl vixen from next door; this is underlined the sexually provocative photographs of her which appear on the band's album covers.

1 comment:

  1. Poison is an incredibly good guitarist gender notwithstanding. We lost a real rockabilly talent when she left the road after Lux died. The gig of the century would be her playing with Robert Gordon....