Thursday, February 5, 2009

Lux Interior R.I.P.

It's another sad day for rock and roll. Aren't they all?

Lux Interior died today. The Cramps lead singer was a genre unto himself. His singular approach to rockabilly and surf rock, together with a monster movie stage persona, spawned entire subcultures. Lux and his longterm bandmate (and wife) Poison Ivy actually formed the Cramps in 1973, so they were perfectly poised to jump on stage at CBGB when punk broke a few years later. Lux and the Cramps are pretty much credited as having invented psychobilly music. They indisputably perfected it.

Here's a great unbridled performance by Lux from the seminal 1981 movie "Urgh a Music War."

1 comment:

Nodong Il said...

I've a teenage brain that's driving me insane, and I don't know why.