Ya gotta love The Cramps. Their style of rockabilly is so bizarre that it’s been dubbed by some as “psychobilly.” And, if you happen to be unlucky enough to have to be hospitalized in a psychiatric hospital, I can’t imagine a much better bit of therapy than to see The Cramps perform at your hospital.


There’s more:

And, while we’re at it, here’s a Cramps classic:

(Via Mt. Holly Major’s Office and Boing-Boing.)


  1. #1 Dangerous Bacon
    July 28, 2007

    Good stuff, but I was disappointed to see there apparently aren’t any live Cramps performances on YouTube of “Sunglasses After Dark”, “TV Set” or “Shortnin’ Bread”.

    Oh well.

  2. #2 Chemgeek
    July 28, 2007

    Was this a mental hospital before or after The Cramps played? 🙂

  3. #3 Mike O'Risal
    July 29, 2007

    Huge Cramps fan here; I last saw them live about 4 years ago in St. Petersburg, FL and was amazed that Lux Interior still has the kind of energy he does after all these years. A Cramps show should be on everybody’s “things to do before I die” list.

    Coincidentally, I currently have the Live at Napa State DVD on my Netflix queue and am sitting in front of my computer wearing my “Fiends of Dope Island” t-shirt as I type this. I think I’ll go listen to “Big Beat from Badsville” now!

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