on 25 August 2013
The only live album that's better than this is 'Smell of Female', also by the Cramps.
Woody Allen once said that he was proud of a few things in his life, and one of them was seeing the Cramps. They were the best live band I've ever seen, and I've seen a lot. I saw them three times - the Studio in Bristol, Brixton, and the Astoria - all unforgetable. What an act. Don't think anybody can ever equal them let alone better them.
I'm surprised there's never been an official Cramps concert DVD, apart from the Napa State Mental Hospital one. I wish Ivy would produce one (as well a doing a tour - instrumental blues, rockabilly, garage ... or maybe she could do one with Wanda Jackson ...)
Totally agree with the other reviewer - 'Heartbreak Hotel' is the biz!