Saturday, May 3, 2008

I Was a Teenage Werewolf (VIDEO)

Nope, it’s not the trailer for the Michael Landon monster movie classic from ‘57; it’s a rare music video clip from 1980 of one of my all-time favorite psycho-rock horror bands THE CRAMPS performing live! If you dig what you see you can find out more about this legendary band here: www.thecramps.com

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Does Lux Interior remind anybody else of Iggy Pop?

Anonymous said...

>Does Lux Interior remind anybody else of Iggy Pop?

PEOPLE HAVE BEEN SAYING THAT FOR NEARLY 3 DECADES BUT I'VE ALWAYS LOOKED AT HIM AS A ZOMBIFIED ELVIS FROM OUTER SPACE OR SOMETHING. I THINK LUX AND THE CRAMPS HAVE CARVED OUT THEIR OWN ORIGINAL AND CONSISTANTLY WILD PLACE IN THE HISTORY OF HORROR ROCK, WITHOUT ALL THE COMPARISONS.

Anonymous said...

a true classic! incredible footage from one of the greatest bands ever. i was shocked to see this here this morning

thanks!!!!

Karswell said...

So everyone can see the video? It's not appearing here in my browser this morning for some reason, but then when I go to youtube I can't get anything to come up there either so maybe they're experiencing some technical difficulites, not me.

But yeah, The Cramps, amazing band... I've seen them live a half dozen times and they're always mind blowing.

I think I'll be posting more music vids in the future, as long as it's something with a horror edge (and I don't mean bludgeoning death metal with cookie monster vocals.) Only the good stuff!

Dr.Phibes said...

If only we had made a video for "Make a Deathwish".......

Anonymous said...

Its playing fine in my browser today, amazing clip thanks man! one of the comments on youtube says this is footage recorded but never used for Urgh! A Music War. I wish someone would put that out on dvd soon!!!

Karswell said...

>I wish someone would put that out on dvd soon!!!

Me too!

Anonymous said...

Yeah... I was just telling my wife it's from the same concert as the URGH clip... very nice. It'd be a great concert to see ALL of, despite no Brian Gregory.

Mike H

Anon E. Mouse said...

YES!!!!!
Karswell's a Cramps fan!

Love the early albums of these guys - Psychedelic Jungle, Songs the Lord Taught Us, etc.

Meta-Tribes said...

I always loved the surfy punk sound of the Cramps, but as a 16 year old, I never knew how to process them, and was a little freaked out.

I still like them and they still freak me out.

Karswell said...

>Karswell's a Cramps fan!

Yes I am... I also played in a band in the early 90's and we actualy shared the same management too.

>I never knew how to process them

That could be exactly the point of The Cramps.

anon E. Mouse said...

Karswell what was the band's name?

anon E. Mouse said...

Karswell what was the band's name?