05 February 2009

RIP, Lux Interior

Lux Interior, lead singer of Psychobilly champions, The Cramps, has sadly passed away at the age of 62 from a heart condition. I really don't have much to say about the man, or the band, except that The Cramps were one of those rare bands that had the best kind of attitude about Rock'n'Roll - that it should be fun. Too many artists take themselves way too fucking seriously, and some of us fans and critics (myself plenty of times) wrongly do the same.

It's rock'n'roll for crissakes! If you can't have a good laugh while rocking out, then something's definitely not right with you, chump...There's also something wrong with you if you don't mix a little drugs/alcohol and sex into the mix...Yeah, that's right - sex, drugs and rock'n'roll are always mentioned together for good reason - they're fun, and they taste great together...

If that ain't yr bag, you might as put some RUSH on yr iPod and just kill yrself now.

RIP, Lux Interior - you were one of the true believers, and a great fucking entertainer, and in the pantheon of Rock, especially NYC Punk in the 1970's (that whole L.E.S./CBGB scene), all I can say is that The Cramps got screwed. In a better, more fair world, you guys would have been huuuuuuuge.

Hotcha! Hank

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