Psych-O-Billy Priests THE CRAMPS Released Their Debut Album ‘SONGS THE LORD TAUGHT US’ 40 Years Ago

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4 May 2020

The wicked priests of graveyard psychobilly, the devilish icons of Halloween rock, the supreme masters of bogey havoc unleashed their demoniac debut album ‘SONGS THE LORD TAUGHT US‘ on 4 May 1980, yes, that’s 40 years ago, with their best line-up ever, led by the hot-blooded lovers Poison Ivy and the late great front wolf Lux Interior. This awesome record, produced by the late legendary Axel Chilton set the steamy tone for a blistering career with schizophrenic longplayers and explosive concerts. Hail hail!

AllMusic wrote: “Continuing the spooked-out and raging snarls of their Gravest Hits EP, the Cramps once again worked with Alex Chilton on the group’s full-album debut. The jacket reads “file under: sacred music,” but only if one’s definition includes the holy love of rockabilly sex-stomp, something which the Cramps fulfill in spades… electric fuzz through more layers of echo than legality should allow.” Full review here. Score: 4/5.

Full album…

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