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2023 Albums Thing 086 - The Cramps “Off The Bone”

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I was never a massive fan of The Cramps but if you were to be found in alternative nightclubs in the early to mid ‘80’s you were going to run into them. This being why I own what is effectively The Cramps Greatest Hits. Sadly my copy is missing it’s original 3D spex for viewing the 3D sleeve :-(

“Off The Bone” is a collection of The Cramps first 7 or so singles and it does contain some absolute bangers. “Human Fly”, “Goo Goo Muck” and “The Crusher” were all in heavy rotation around Brum’s alternative clubs when me and my (now) wife were hitting the town and the dancefloor and catching the night bus home in the early 80’s.

For anyone who has been living under a rock The Cramps mixed rockabilly, rock ’n’ roll and schlock-horror into a heady, danceable brew all wrapped up in leatherette, sequins and hairspray, just perfect for the crossover of post-punk, new romantic and proto-goth kids in the clubs at that time. We saw them live in ’84, one of the most memorable gigs I’ve ever been to.

Goo Goo Muck - https://youtu.be/RVhdHAqoE_c

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