Sunday, October 2, 2011

Rocktober II

Continuing with themes from yesterday's post, today's song is by The Cramps, the band that inspired this blog in the first place. Formed in 1976, The Cramps were the first geniuses to blend punk rock and rockabilly to create that monstrous hybrid psychobilly. They drew on many influences, from doo-wop to schlock horror films to the blues, but were just as influential in their own right. Many bands have and still do bear their mark, from White Zombie to the White Stripes. 

Unfortunately, the male half of The Cramps, Lux Interior, left us way too soon in February of 2009. He was 60 and died of a pre-existing heart condition. His music and legacy live on, however, which leads us to today's song: "I Was A Teenage Werewolf," from their classic 1980 debut studio album, Songs the Lord Taught Us. Dig!

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