Friday, 6 February 2009
LUX INTERIOR RIP
Lux Interior - front man in The Cramps - passed away on Wednesday morning. He was suffering from a heart condition, and died at the Glendale Memorial Hospital, California. Lux formed The Cramps in 1976, who went on to become a popular cult act in many countries, including the UK. With albums like 'Songs The Lord Taught Us' and 'Psychedelic Jungle', The Cramps established a loyal following, and built up a reputation for weird and wonderful concerts including their legendary show at the Napa State Mental Hospital in 1978.
I was lucky enough to see them live on 2 occasions; the second of which was a gig at the Birmingham Odeon. This particular concert started very late and we were faced with heading back home before The Cramps took to the stage or staying and sleeping rough in Brum. No contest! Along with Iggy Pop, Lux delivered some of the most demented stagework I've had the pleasure of witnessing. Lux passed away aged 60. Gone but not forgotten. The legend lives on!