Friday, February 06, 2009

Lux Interiors has Left the Buillding (RIP)

The Cramps - Live at Napa State Mental Hospital

I am laid up at home getting over a savage flu virus that strikes and them seems to leave after 24 hours. This whole week has been taken up with my son's cochlear implants implementation. At approximately 9am on Monday Ben could suddenly hear. An amazing thing.

The one thing I wanted to observe for the week on this blog is the passing of Lux Interiors, the singer with The Cramps and writer of such psycho-noir classics as Under the Wires, Can Your Pussy do the Dog? and Bikini Girls with Machine Guns died on Wednesday:

Lux Interior, lead singer of The Cramps, passed away this morning due to an existing heart condition at Glendale Memorial Hospital in Glendale, California at 4:30 AM PST today. Lux has been an inspiration and influence to millions of artists and fans around the world. He and wife Poison Ivy’s contributions with The Cramps have had an immeasurable impact on modern music.

The Cramps emerged from the original New York punk scene of CBGB and Max’s Kansas City, with a singular sound and iconography. Their distinct take on rockabilly and surf along with their midnight movie imagery reminded us all just how exciting, dangerous, vital and sexy rock and roll should be and has spawned entire subcultures. Lux was a fearless frontman who transformed every stage he stepped on into a place of passion, abandon, and true freedom. He is a rare icon who will be missed dearly.

The family requests that you respect their privacy during this difficult time.

A sad day. Here are some choice cuts from The Cramps:

The Cramps-Can Your Pussy Do The Dog?

The Cramps - Bikini Girls with Machine Guns

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