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Gravest Hits
  • Artist: The Cramps
  • Label: Drastic Plastic
  • UPC: 855971005277
  • Item #: 1563152X
  • Genre: Rock
  • Release Date: 2/9/2016
  • Rank: 104550
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Gravest Hits on LP

Limited 200gm black vinyl LP pressing. Reissue of the classic 1979 EP. The Cramps emerged out of the first wave of punk music in the mid 1970's, frequenting clubs such as CBGBs. Led by husband and wife team Lux Interior and Poison Ivy, this garage psychobilly band incorporated a unique flair for fusing camp, Link Wray-inspired riffs, B-movies, and bizarre performances. Gravest Hits was their debut EP and was actually a compilation that featured both sides of their first two 1978 Vengeance singles, "Surfin' Bird" and "Human Fly", with an added fifth track, a cover version of "Lonesome Town". It was released on Illegal Records and I.R.S. Records. The tracks were all produced by Alex Chilton and recorded at Ardent Studios in Memphis in 1977. It had liner notes by Dr. J.H. Sasfy, Professor of Rockology, American Rock'n'Roll Institute, Washington D.C., U.S.A. Gravest Hits is one of the first records of both the rockabilly revival and the psychobilly genres.