Tuesday, August 7, 2012
The Cramps "Bad Music for Bad People" (1983)
Somehow The Cramps still sound fresher and more dangerous than most any contemporary band. It's sloppy and raw and bad to the bone. The rough production is a perfect fit for the ascetic of the music.
AMG lists the release date for this as 1983, but I'm fairly certain I remember kids wearing the T shirt before then. It became an iconic signifier in the early 80s, & I have to admit that the graphics still appeal to me.
Most, if not all of these songs are now available on other releases, but this still holds up.