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Eric Reanimator

Great tribute and I love the photos you've dug up.

Matthew Kiernan

This is a thing of beauty, Kim. I could not imagine a more genuine, heartfelt, loving tribute coming anyplace else. I'll no doubt be hearing a lot of Cramps over the next few weeks, and I'll certainly think of this piece whenever I do.

Pau Brazill

smashing photos. Mr L was a top frontman, to be sure.


thank you, great tribute. I feel the same way.

Paul Duane

Beautiful piece, just beautiful. The Cramps, along with The Stooges, were my first proper grown-up band, the band I lived my teenage years listening to - and losing Ron Asheton and Lux in the same month seems horribly wrong, like the end of fun. But I keep reminding myself how lucky we were to have them around, and how they never wore out their welcome by making their opinions known on world issues or whatever (one of my favourite possessions is a local area TV broadcast from Memphis, 1978, interviewing the Bryan Gregory-era band and showing them perform live in Sun, and their stoned immaculate hipness shines out as Nick Knox says, poker-faced, "Ayatollah? I don't even know what that is.") Thanks, Lux and Ivy, for making rock and roll the most important thing in existence.

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