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RIP- Lux Interior of The Cramps

Posted by sweetasssassafrass 
RIP- Lux Interior of The Cramps
February 05, 2009 11:38AM
Lux Interior is dead. Long live The Cramps.
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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/05/2009 12:35PM by sweetasssassafrass.
Re: RIP- Lux Interior of The Cramps
February 05, 2009 02:26PM
"At the zombie dance
Nobody moves.
They tap their toes, yeah,
Wiggle their ears to get in the groove, yeah."


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Re: RIP- Lux Interior of The Cramps
February 07, 2009 01:34PM
I just found out yesterday. I complimented Pete from This Way Out vintage shop on his old Cramps shirt and he told me the news.

Who's going to write such great lines like "I got 96 tears in my 96 eyes" and "life is short, filled with stuff" now that Lux is gone?
Re: RIP- Lux Interior of The Cramps
February 08, 2009 03:55PM
No joking...Lux's death was personally one of the more upsetting deaths of 2008 and it was a year that was chock full of depressing high-profile deaths. Carlin, Heath Leger, and Bernie Mac to name just a few names among many others. Even late 2007 had the deaths of James Brown and Chas Smith which was quite a loss to Rock & Roll history as well as to everyone else. They will all be missed.

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Re: RIP- Lux Interior of The Cramps
February 08, 2009 07:24PM
Sorry to inform you but, it's February of 2009. Not 2008. Yes, I miss Lux and feel so bad that I missed the last show with the stupid attitude like i'd see them 10 more times. They were a huge influence on my teenage head years. I saw them in 94 or 95 twice in one month. they played the Odeon and the Armory Camel cigarettes party. That was memorable! I saw them a few other times too. Hard to believe it's all in the past.
Kristin
Re: RIP- Lux Interior of The Cramps
February 09, 2009 05:55AM
I was openly crying at work when I found out. The music world lost an amazing rocker. Que vivan los Cramps!
Re: RIP- Lux Interior of The Cramps
February 10, 2009 05:42AM
2008...oops, I mean 2009. I guess 2008 was so sucky that it just seems like it has been longer than any other year. I better go back and make sure I have been dating my checks correctly. drinking smiley
Re: RIP- Lux Interior of The Cramps
February 10, 2009 10:08AM
The Armory show may have been 1997, if this source is correct:

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Re: RIP- Lux Interior of The Cramps
February 14, 2009 01:14PM
wow '97? It's all a blurr. Well, thanks for correcting me, after me correcting 669. It was a cool fun show. I remember buying milk for my mom at drug mart in Lakewood in 83. I got in line right behind Brian Gregory. I was like, wow that's the guy on Bad Music for Bad people. That band I saw on the cutting edge! Wow. Last I heard he owns a porno shop in Fla.

smileys with beer
Re: RIP- Lux Interior of The Cramps
March 01, 2009 10:11AM
The Camel Cigarettes show ay Gray's Armory was an amazing experience. It was definitely 1997. The crowd was better and more in to them at the Odeon show which was only a week or two before. The Camel show for those of you that don't know was a "thank you" show to all of the bars in the area that became exclusively Camel Cigarette carriers. Only Camel bar owners and employees were given tickets to this event. I begged Amneh, our Promotions Director at the time to get her hands on some tickets for that show. Somehow, she did and I got in. Camel decked the hall with rave gear from the day. It was very space ship and Alien themed. Two long tables extended the length of the hall filled with tons of food (good stuff, not just pizza), beer and liquor. Cigarette Girls circled the hall offering packs of smokes to anyone that wanted them. All of this was free for the guests. I suckled upon the teat of Big Tobacco and I loved every minute of it. The Cramps came out and played a great set. The attendees, were not all hardcore Cramps fans but the Cramps still put on a great show. Later that night, I staggered back to the station and hung out with Mark Doremus and Harry Palms who were doing Mark's last episode of the Graveyard Shift.

I have a copy of the Cramps show at the Odeon from one or two weeks before the Camel show (I was able to wrestle away the DAT recorder from Dricore for the night). Look for it in the push box this week. That show was on Nov. 20, 1997.

I'll miss Lux. He was a great showman. He always looked and played the part of a zombie rock 'n roller. The last time the Cramps came through town, he looked like he was peeled off the cover of a Back From the Grave album - [tinyurl.com] Even then, he was still climbing the stacks of speakers and jumping all over the place, deep throating his mic and making obscene guttural noises and wailing out great music. He was a byproduct of North East Ohio's pop culture of his youth. Ghoulardi, The Mad Daddy and bad horror movies and were all huge influences on him. If he grew up anywhere else, the music would probably not have been as good. His distinct link to Cleveland and Akron even though he hadn't lived in the area for decades is why he is going to be missed. He tapped in to the sick psyche that many of us share.

Roll on
Rock on
Raw Bones
Well I still got all the rythem in these
Rockin' Bones

I wanna leave a happy memory
when I go, I wanna leave something
to let the whole world know,
that the rock in roll daddy has
a done passed on, but my bones
will keep a rockin' long after I've gone


Roll on
Rock on
Raw Bones
Well I still got all the rythem in these
Rockin' Bones

Well when I die don't you burry
me at all, Just nail my bonesup on
the wall, Beneath these bones let
these words be seen, "This is the
bloody gears of a
boppin' machine"

Roll on
Rock on
Raw Bones
Well I still got all the rythem in these
Rockin' Bones

And I worry about tomorrow just
thinkin' about tonight, My bones are
getting restless and I do it up right,
A few more times around a hardwood
floor, Before we turn off the lights and
close the door

Roll on
Rock on
Raw Bones
Well I still got all the rythem in these
Rockin' Bones

Rock on, Lux!

Scruggscorp Syndicated Radio
Sunday Nights, Midnight- 2 AM
Re: RIP- Lux Interior of The Cramps
March 27, 2009 12:06PM
AAAAAAIIIIIIIIRRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Re: RIP- Lux Interior of The Cramps
March 27, 2009 12:12PM
It's two months late, but here's my customary eulogy:



The path you walked was thorny through no fault of your own,
But as the rain enters the soil, the river enters the sea,
And tears run to a predestined end ...
Find peace for eternity, my son ...


--- from "The Wolf Man"
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