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Lux Interior, 1946–2009

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Lux on stage in Glasgow, 1990.

Lux Interior, co-founder of the Cramps and the group’s singer, lyricist, cultural archaeologist and a superb stage performer. Also one of the few people who could successfully enthuse about the delights of female sexuality while wearing nothing more than a pair of high heels and a black G-string.

That exhilarating manifestation of deviant intent and skull-denting impact remains Lux and Ivy’s exclusive domain. Where punk rock was a barrage of refutation that fomented rabid exultation, the Cramps reclaimed the hillbilly power long since flushed down the Mersey. Through a self-stated “disdain for the myth of musical progress,” they melded their mutant propensities to emerge as a guiding voice in the wilderness, a commanding force that redefined the rock & roll spectrum while outgunning almost everyfuckingbody in the game. Jonny Whiteside, LA Weekly.

The Cramps’ Lux Interior: A life in pictures
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  1. #1 posted by Márcio Salerno

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    2009 just begininng and more deaths in the world of arts. Shame!
    I’ve known The Cramps since early eighties and used to like some of their records a lot. The guy was kinda young to go upstair, but…who’s to know, anyway?
    R.I.P.

  2. #2 posted by lord cornelius plum

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    Easily one of the most influential people in my life,Lux, via the Cramps, opened up a sick world of b movies and sleazy rock n roll to my teenage mind.
    This is the saddest thing ive heard for a long time.You always think people like him will live forever, like gods or mythical heroes.Hmm……perhaps he will……..
    God (or whoever)bless you , Lux. I hope they have fishnets where you are.

  3. #3 posted by John

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    I’d never thought of him being over 60, he always seemed so much younger. He’ll be languishing on the shores of Kizmiaz, waiting to see Ivy again.

 




 

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