The Cramps

The Cramps

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Hometown: New York City, NY (USA)


In the spring of 1976, The CRAMPS began to fester in a NYC apartment. Without fresh air or natural light, the group developed its uniquely mutant strain of rockā??nā??roll aided only by the sickly blue rays of late night TV. While the jackhammer rhythms of punk were proliferating in NYC, The CRAMPS dove into the deepest recesses of the rockā??nā??roll psyche for the most primal of all rhythmic impulses –– rockabilly –– the sound of southern culture falling apart in a blaze of shudders and hiccups. As late night sci–fi reruns colored the room, The CRAMPS also picked and chose amongst the psychotic debris of previous rock eras – instrumental rock, surf, psychedelia, and sixties punk. And then they added the junkiest element of all –– themselves.


The Cramps / Gore Gore Girls live in Washington, D.C.

The Cramps / Gore Gore Girls

live in Washington, D.C. (2004)

live show

The Cramps Live at Napa State Mental Hospital DVD

The Cramps

Live at Napa State Mental Hospital DVD (2004)

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The Cramps Songs the Lord Taught Us

The Cramps

Songs the Lord Taught Us (1980)


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