Happy Birthday To Style Icon, Rock and Roll Goddess and Living Legend, Poison Ivy! Pt II – The Style!

Lux Interior & Poison Ivy! (CRAMPS) - looking hippie in April 1972

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Happy Birthday To Style Icon, Rock and Roll Goddess and Living Legend, Poison Ivy! Pt I – The Music

Poison Ivy and Lux Interior were the most exalted potentates of Punk Rock. They were Rock and Roll disciples, spreading the salvation of the good word (the bird, of course) to lost souls the world over. They extolled the virtues of America’s primitive, forgotten/unknown musical heroes, simultaneously becoming the ultimate embodiment of that very spirit. From their inception in 1976, through Lux’s unfortunate passing in 2009, The Cramps maintained their distinctive sound, as though impervious to trends and technological advancements. The fact that they did it all as a happy couple, only makes it that much more satisfying. I cannot think of a couple whom I envy more. Happy birthday, Ivy. R.I.P. Lux. Long live The Cramps!
Great footage from the Date With Elvis tour




The LEGENDARY Napa State Mental Hospital gig. The inmates are running the asylum!


The Cramps introduced an entire generation of punks to the music of crazed genius, hillbilly masters like Hasil Adkins

And Johnny Burnette’s frenetic Tear It Up

and The Groupies, Prmitive