Donnerstag, 13. April 2017

Songs For The Eternity

Bildergebnis für the cramps

I started this series weeks ago when I was transferred songs from my computer to my external hard-drive and I was surprised how much songs I have and how many will not transferred because they were songs I listen often from time to time. These songs doesn't belong to any genre and they accompanied me during the last decades.

There were many songs by The Cramps I could choose for this series and it is hard to select only one (even harder to make an ICA). But I think Human Fly is one of those songs that will stay when everything is gone. Back in 1979 in my hometown the first punks appeared and at the same time a small rockabilly scene established as well. There was no dispute between both groups because they were both outside the mainstream. I knew a few guys in both scenes and they met in a small cellar playing some music where I hang around in these days. Some day a greaser came and introduced us to a new imported 12-inch single he got. It was The Cramp's Gravest Hits and listening the first time to these songs I was infected to them. Only a small drum-kit making the rhythm, two twaning guitars making the sound without a bass and then Lux Interior singing in a way I never heard before. I also like the short and trashy lyrics of their songs and I was lucky enough to see them once live on their Flaming Job tour.

Would be happy if TV Set would appear on Drew's new series

The Cramps - Human Fly

I got a garbage brain
That's driving me insane
And I don't like the ride
So push the pest aside
And baby I won't care
'Cuz baby I don't scare
'Cuz I'm a reborn maggot using germ warfare Rock

I found this rare footage while researching for this post. It's 16mm film by Alex de Laszlo also for the benefit for Lux Interior.


The Swede hat gesagt…

Marvellous footage Walter and a classic song.

Anonym hat gesagt…

This is such a brilliant song!!