The Cramps

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The Cramps were an American punk rock band, formed in 1976 and active until 2009. The band split after the death of lead singer Lux Interior. Their line-up rotated much over their existence, with the husband and wife duo of Interior and lead guitarist and occasional bass guitarist Poison Ivy the only permanent members. The addition of band members guitarist Bryan Gregory and drummer Pam Ballam comprised the first complete lineup in April 1976.

They were part of the early CBGB punk rock movement that had emerged in New York. The Cramps are noted as influencing a number of musical styles: not only were they one of the first garage punk bands, they are also widely recognized as one of the prime innovators of psychobilly.

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Year Title Rating Releases
1980 Songs the Lord Taught Us 4 6
1981 Psychedelic Jungle 4 4
1986 A Date with Elvis 5
1989 Stay Sick! 5
1990 Unleashed and Unreleased 1
1991 Look Mom No Head! 4
1994 Flamejob 3
1997 Big Beat From Badsville 3
2003 Fiends of Dope Island 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Rating Releases
1984 Bad Music for Bad People Compilation 3
1989 Off the Bone Compilation 5 2
1989 Psychedelic Jungle / Gravest Hits Compilation 2
1998 Greatest Hits Compilation 1
2004 How to Make a Monster Compilation 1
2011 File Under Sacred Music: Early Singles 1978–1981 Compilation 1

Album + Live

Year Title Rating Releases
1994 RockinNReelinInAucklandNewZealandXXX Live 1


Year Title Rating Releases
1980 Drug Train 1
1980 Goo Goo Muck 1
1981 The Crusher 1
1985 Can Your Pussy Do the Dog? 3
1990 Bikini Girls With Machine Guns 1
1990 All Women Are Bad 1
1991 Eyeball in My Martini 1
1992 Dames, Booze, Chains and Boots 1
1995 Naked Girl Falling Down The Stairs 1
1997 Like a Bad Girl Should 1


Year Title Rating Releases
1979 Gravest Hits 2
1989 Kizmiaz 1
Creature from the Black Leather Lagoon 1


Year Title Rating Releases
1979 Nazibilly Werwoelfen N'Ont Pas De Bausparvertrag Live 1
1983 Smell of Female Live 5 6

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