I’ll be goddamned if there’s one person reading this blog who doesn’t realize what a profound and singular voice of rock we lost yesterday.
I met Lux very briefly when Man…or Astro-Man? opened for them back in the mid-90’s. As is often the case with people who are larger than life ON stage, he couldn’t have been more personable and charming off stage.
I really don’t feel like I have anything to add to the mourning (as it seems to have hit everybody as hard as the recent Ron Asheton death), but I’ll include an absolutely stellar recording simply called "The Ohio Demo" that I think few people have actually heard.
The Cramps – Twist & Shout (Ohio Demos)
The Cramps – All Tore Up (Ohio Demos)
The Cramps – Mystery Plane (Ohio Demos)
The Cramps – TV Set (Ohio Demos)
The Cramps – Teenage Werewolf (Ohio Demos)
The Cramps – Sunglasses After Dark (Ohio Demos)
The Cramps – Mad Daddy (Ohio Demos)