Cramps

(New York, USA 76 – 09)

 

Official Pre-79 Releases:

Surfin’ Bird 7″ (Vengeance, 666) recorded Oct 77, released Apr 78
Tracks: Surfin’ Bird, The Way I walk

Human Fly 7″ (Vengeance, 668) recorded Oct 77, released Dec 78
Tracks: Human Fly, Domino

Gravest Hits 12″ EP (IRS, SP-501) recorded Oct 77, released Jul 79
Tracks: Human Fly, The way I walk, Domino, Surfin’ Bird

 

Other Pre-79 Recordings;

Demos recorded Jul 76
Tracks: Don’t Eat Stuff Off The Sidewalk, I Was A Teenage Werewolf, Sunglasses After Dark, Love Me, Domino, What’s Behind The Mask, I See You On My Tv Set, I Can’t Hardly Stand It

Demos recorded Oct 76
Tracks: I was a teenage werewolf, Can’t hardly stand it

Max’s Kansas City, New York 14-1-77
Tracks: Don’t eat stuff off the sidewalk, I was a teenage werewolf, Sunglasses after dark, Jungle hop, Domino, Love me, Strychnine, TV set, I’m cramped, Hurricane fighter pilot

Demo recorded early 77
Tracks: Human Fly, Love me, Voodoo Idol

CBGB’s, New York 10-6-77 set #1
Tracks: The Way I Walk, Love Me, Domino, What’s Behind The Mask, Don’t Eat Stuff Off The Sidewalk, Teenage Werewolf, Sunglasses After Dark, TV Set

CBGB’s, New York 10-6-77 set #2
Tracks: The Way I Walk, Domino, Love Me, Jungle Hop, Strychnine, Teenage Werewolf, Sunglasses After Dark, I’m Cramped, Surfin’ Bird

Demos recorded Jun 77 Bell Studio
Tracks: What’s Behind The Mask, Love Me, Teenage Werewolf, Sunglasses After Dark, T.V. Set

Demos recorded 8-10-77 Ardent studios, Memphis
Tracks: Tv Set, Domino, Can’t Hardly Stand It, Lonesome Town, I Was A Teenage Werewolf, Sunglasses After Dark, Human Fly, Love Me, Uranium Rock, The Way I Walk, Strychnine, Surfin’ Bird, I’m Cramped

Hot Club, Philadelphia 10-11-77
Tracks: The Mad Daddy, The Way I Walk, Rocket In My Pocket, Domino, Voo Doo Idol, Rock On The Moon, Jungle Hop, Human Fly, Teenage Werewolf, Sunglasses After Dark, TV Set, I’m Cramped

CBGB’s, New York 13-1-78
Tracks: The Way I Walk, Love Me, Domino, Human Fly, I Was A Teenage Werewolf, Sunglasses After Dark, Can’t Hardly Stand It, Uranium Rock, What’s Behind The Mask, Baby Blue Rock, Under The Wires, I’m Cramped, TV Set

CBGB’s, New York 19-2-78
Tracks: Hman fly, Love me, What’s behind the mask, Jungle hop, Teenage werewolf, Daddy drives a ufo, Strychnine, What color panties, Hanky panky, Surfin’ bird

Atlantis Club, Washington DC 6-4-78
Tracks: Mystery Plane, The Way I Walk, Love Me, Domino, Human Fly, Twist And Shout, Uranium Rock, Rockin’ Bones, TV Set

Atlantis Club, Washington DC 7-4-78 set #1
Tracks: The Way I Walk, Love Me, Domino, (lux Speaks), Human Fly, I Was A Teenage Werewolf, Sunglasses After Dark, Strychnine, Twist And Shout, TV Set

Atlantis Club, Washington DC 7-4-78 set #2
Tracks: Mystery Plane, Uranium Rock, What’s Behind The Mask?, Rockin’ Bones, Human Fly, Subwire Desire, I’m Cramped, Surfin’ Bird

CBGB’s, New York 14-4-78
Tracks: The way I walk, Love me, Jungle hop, Human fly, I’m cramped, Hanky panky

LBJ Club, Washington DC 19-4-78 (Tracks unknown)

LBJ Club, Washington DC 20-4-78 (Tracks unknown)

Napa State Mental Hospital 13-6-78
Tracks: Mystery plane, The way I walk, What’s behind the mask, Human Fly, Domino, Love me, Twist & shout, TV Set

Demos recorded Jun 77 Sun Studios, Memphis Jun 78?
Tracks: Whats behind the mask (take 1), Whats behind the mask (take 2), Whats behind the mask (take 3), Whats behind the mask (take 4), Whats behind the mask (take 5), Whats behind the mask (take 6), Whats behind the mask (take 7), Rock On The Moon (take 1), Rock on the Moon (take 2), Rock on the Moon (take 3), Rock on the Moon (take 4), Daddy Drives A UFO (take 1), Daddy Drives A UFO (take 2), Daddy Drives A UFO (take 3)

Bratenahl Beach Party, Cleveland 4-7-78
Tracks: The Way I Walk, Rockin’ Bones, Domino, Human Fly, I Was A Teenage Werewolf, Twist & Shout, TV Set, I’m Cramped, Uranium Rock

Horseshoe Tavern, Toronto 21 or 22-6-78 or Jul 78?
Tracks: The Mad Daddy, Twist And Shout, Domino, I Can’t Hardly Stand It, Rockin’ Bones, The Way I Walk, Human Fly, I Was A Teenage Werewolf, Sunglasses After Dark, Strychnine, Subwire Desire, Tv Set, Mystery Plane

Live Jul 78
Tracks: The way I walk, Love me again, Domino, Human fly, I was a teenage werewolf, Sunglasses, I can’t hardly stand it, Uranium rock, What’s behind the mask, Baby blue rock, Under the wires, I’m cramped, TV set

Bethesda, Maryland 8-9-78
Tracks: Twist & Shout, Domino, The Way I Walk, Rockin’ Bones, Problem Child, Can’t Hardly Stand It, I Was A Teenage Werewolf, Sunglasses After Dark, Love Me, Human Fly, Strychnine, Uranium Rock, Mystery Plane, Tv Set

Grendel’s Lair, Philadelphia 2-10-78
Tracks: Human Fly, The Way I Walk, Rocking Bones, Problem Child, Love Me, Strychnine, TV Set, Uranium Rock, I’m Cramped, Weekend on Mars, The Mad Daddy, Domino, Jungle Hop, What’s Behind the Mask, Human Fly, I Was a Teenage Werewolf, Sunglasses After Dark, Twist and Shout, Mystery Plane, Hungry

CBGB’s, New York 4-11-78 (Tracks unknown)

Max’s Kansas City, New York 10-11-78 set #1
Tracks: Everybody’s Movin’, Problem Child, Rockin’ Bones, Voodoo Idol, Rock On The Moon, I Was A Teenage Werewolf, The Way I Walk, Human Fly, Twist & Shout, Weekend On Mars, Mystery Plane

Max’s Kansas City, New York 10-11-78 set #2
Tracks: Mad Daddy, Twist And Shout, I Can’t Hardly Stand It, Jungle Hop, What’s Behind The Mask, Domino, Sunglasses After Dark, Uranium Rock, I’m Cramped, Tv Set, Tear It Up

CBGB’s, New York 13-12-78 (Tracks unknown)

Demos recorded Dec 78
Tracks: Week-End On Mars, Rocking Bones, I Can’t Hardly Stand It, Lonesome Town, Love Me, Uranium Rock, Twist & Shout

Dracula’s House Dec 78
Tracks: Jungle Hop, Everybody Moving, Problem Child, Voodoo Idol, Tv Set, Mystery Plane

New York 78, Exorcism Night or 18-8-79?
Tracks: Mystery Plane, Domino, Twist & Shout, Weekend On Mars, Voodoo Idol, Zombie Dance, Rockin’ Bones, Human Fly, Garbageman, I Was A Teenage Werewolf, Sunglasses After Dark, TV Set, The Way I Walk, Outro

 

Further Information;

http://www.thecramps.com/
http://www.cramps.de/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Cramps
http://songsthelordtaughtus.com/cramps/
http://www.carrollsweb.com/rockndog/cramps.htm

Line ups:

#1                                        #2                                      #3
Apr – Sep 76                       Oct 76 – Aug 77                 Sep 77 – May 80
Erick Purkhiser (voc)         Erick Purkhiser (voc)         Erick Purkhiser (voc)
Kristy Wallace (gtr/bass)   Kristy Wallace (gtr/bass)   Kristy Wallace (gtr/bass)
Bryan Gregory (gtr)            Bryan Gregory (gtr)            Bryan Gregory (gtr)
Pam Gregory (drms)          Miriam Linna (drms)          Nick Knox (drms)

Lux Interior (Erick Lee Purkhiser)
Poison Ivy (Kristy Marlana Wallace)
Miriam Linna later in Nervus Rex, Zantees, A-Bones
Nick Knox is ex-Electric Eels

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