Fronted by Lux Interior and his wife, Poison Ivy, The Cramps came screaming out of the sonic swamp in 1976 and kept kicking at the mainstream door until 2009.
Their unique psycho-skiffle sound owed a lot to punk, but they took it much further, stripping it of all its discordant bombast and creating something leaner and meaner.
During their tenure, the band and its ever-changing line-up released eight studio albums. Songs the Lord Taught Us is widely-hailed as their greatest work, dripping with sleaze-soaked songs such as Zombie Dance and I Was a Teenage Werewolf. However, earlier albums such as Bad Songs for Bad People are buzzing with their trademark fuzz, distortion, and sneer.
For high-quality images of the band in all their angular glory, check out our range of The Cramps posters. You’ll find everything from photos of Lux Interior in ’98, to Poison Ivy strutting her stuff, guitar in hand and top lip curled sneeringly at the world.