Thursday, February 5, 2009

Another one for rock ‘n roll heaven…

Lux Interior of the Cramps died yesterday of heart problems, ending a long and crazed career that bridged punk and rockabilly, surf and horror movie theater. There’s a pretty good tribute up at Pitchfork.

“Bikini Girls with Machine Guns”

“Can Your Pussy Do the Dog?”

The squirrels have been at my pathetic internet connection again, and I can hardly even get email. (I had to try about ten times to post this. Why is so bandwidth intensive?) My comments are also getting swallowed most of the time, so if you’re wondering why I didn’t hop onto Michael’s The Wedding post to say how brilliant it was, I did…it just didn’t take.

Anyway, onward…I wrote a 4000-word plus feature on the Cline brothers this week, which took up most of my reviewing time, so lots of catching up to do.


robp said...

Heaven? "I'm gonna take a week off/I'm gonna go to hell..." That's a Lux lyric. God I loved the Cramps, definitely my favorite band for a damn long time, a sheer physical embodiment of everything rock n roll could be, won't go into this on someone else's page cuz if i get going on what Lux meant to me we'll be here awhile. Cheers all, for the love of Ivy.

jenniferpkelly said...

Well, okay, hell then...why don't you write it on your page? I'd like to read it.

jenniferpkelly said...

Rob actually did write that tribute and it's go here: