I don’t even know when or how I first heard The Cramps – the sort of band that feels like it always existed and was also never ever real. Just there. Dreamed up by committee and all the better for it. Many things to many people.
I know them mostly through compilations and covers – and bits and pieces trickling out on soundtracks and mixes and for a while they were a go-to favourite when doing long-haul 8-hour DJ sets. Chuck something by The Cramps on. Always fun.
A strange, brilliant band.
Good to finally hear their debut. And have it sound as good as hoped/expected – as strange and glorious as they are.