The Cramps – Smell Of Female

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The Cramps were an American punk rock band formed in 1976 and active until 2009. They were part of the early CBGB punk rock movement that had emerged in New York and are widely recognized as one of the prime innovators of psychobilly. Their music is mostly in rockabilly form, played at varying tempos, with a minimal drumkit. An integral part of the early Cramps sound was dual guitars, without a bassist. The focus of their songs’ lyrical content and their image was camp humor, sexual double-entendre, and retro horror/sci-fi b-movie iconography. They also were influenced to a degree by the Ramones and Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, who were an influence for their style of theatrical horror-blues. Despite being a Blues band by concept according to Ivy, the Cramps have influenced countless subsequent bands in the garage, punk and revival rockabilly styles, and helped create the psychobilly genre. Smell of Female is their first live album. A mini-album featuring 9 songs, it was recorded at The Peppermint Lounge in New York City on February 25–26, 1983.

12″, 45 RPM, Mini-Album
Label: Big Beat Records
Cat. # NED 6

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