R.I.P. The Cramps’ Lux Interior October 21, 1946 – February 4, 2009

Posted February 5th, 2009 by eric

A founder and leader of The Cramps for decades, Lux Interior has died at age 62 of an existing heart condition. My introduction to The Cramps came by way of my roommate throughout my college years. He had an entire room in his house dedicated to the band, as well as an extensive collection of records and videos. “The Cramps Room” was covered in vintage posters of some of the band’s most famous shows. I had an opportunity to see The Cramps when I was a junior in high school, but my parents checked out who I was going to see and immediately refused to let me go. Ha. I can’t imagine why. The Guardian’s obituary.

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4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 K // Feb 5, 2009 at 9:10 am

    I must admit I’ve always been rather perplexed by the popularity of The Cramps, particularly the people that were quite drawn to them.

  • 2 Eric Greenwood // Feb 5, 2009 at 9:22 am

    morrissey was president of their fan club in his teens.

  • 3 AJW // Feb 5, 2009 at 1:52 pm

    Lux’s performance from Urgh! A Music War is unforgettable. That outfit, the microphone fellatio…

    (What is up with that new embedded YouTube video label? That’s really unattractive.)

  • 4 K // Feb 6, 2009 at 5:38 am

    @eric re: MOZ -Amusing and makes complete sense.

    I don’t dislike them, but I was never a huge fan. I recognize their influence on modern music and all that, of course. I kinda feel the same way about a lot of those influential ’70s bands. Ramones, Sex Pistols, New York Dolls, et al.