17 Songs, 52 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

This fiery set collects tunes from The Cramps’ glory years (1978–83) and rocks hard with horror-flick surf guitars, swamp-voodoo rhythms, and singer Lux Interior’s trashy hiccups and howls. Vintage tunes by rockabilly heroes like Jack Scott, Hasil Adkins, and Sam Phillips get killer, camped-up makeovers, while several equally potent band originals (especially “Human Fly” and “Garbageman”) swerve wildly between ear-bending psych and freakout psychobilly. Even Big Star’s Alex Chilton provides some rapturously unhinged direction here, producing 10 of the album’s songs.

EDITORS’ NOTES

This fiery set collects tunes from The Cramps’ glory years (1978–83) and rocks hard with horror-flick surf guitars, swamp-voodoo rhythms, and singer Lux Interior’s trashy hiccups and howls. Vintage tunes by rockabilly heroes like Jack Scott, Hasil Adkins, and Sam Phillips get killer, camped-up makeovers, while several equally potent band originals (especially “Human Fly” and “Garbageman”) swerve wildly between ear-bending psych and freakout psychobilly. Even Big Star’s Alex Chilton provides some rapturously unhinged direction here, producing 10 of the album’s songs.

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