Friday, February 4, 2011

The Cramps - City Gardens 6/26/81

It's 2 years today since the death of Lux (still feels weird to type those words). You can read my thoughts on what Lux and Ivy mean to me earlier on this blog, so I won't go into it again. Plus the fact that I'm battling a crazy severe cold/fever the last few days, so I'm not sure if this is making much sense anyway.

Here is a great sounding show from 1981. The one thing that really stands out for me on this recording is the drumming by Nick. It's ferocious and smooth sounding at the same time. If you ever wanted to take a course on what good drumming can be, I recommend buying a kit and playing to this recording every day.

And now a word about bootlegging. I tracked down my local shaman/witch doctor and had him put a voodoo curse on this recording. Anyone trying to bootleg this, or profit from it in any way will "die a thousand deaths!" Sure, make copies for your friends or enemies, but try and profit from it and see what happens...

Rest in Piece Lux. You are sorely missed by many...