Thursday, February 05, 2009

Life Is Short



Lux Interior, frontman for the Cramps and the Grand Poobah of Psychobilly, passed away yesterday. He, along with wife Poison Ivy and a parade of other musicians, made a generation of punks' hips swivel and senses delight to their lo-fi sleaze-o-rama garage sound.

RIP, Lux. Hope you've found a new kind of kick.

5 comments:

Ellen Bloom said...

When I read this in the LA Times this morning I thought about you and your punky past. So sad. Aren't you glad you gave up all of that raucousness? Better to be knitting!

kgirl said...

oh, The Cramps... what can I say?

RIP Lux.

thanks for posting about this - I hadn't heard

Wen said...

Yeah. Sigh.

rubyredruca said...

I was so shocked to hear about it too! I was so bummed...he was such a great showman.

RoxyKnits said...

Psychobilly huh! Have you ever heard of the Meteors? They were big in that world (I know the then drummer).