Thursday, February 5, 2009

Gravest Hits Hits Grave

Cramps founder and punk pioneer Lux Interior has died. Does this mean the Halloween show is canceled?

The Cramps were one of the foundational bands playing the Unheard Music. Their compatriots were bands like The Ramones, the Violent Femmes, Sonic Youth, and The Fall; bands that returned year after year to the same clubs and small arenas. They never had much in the way of popular appeal, but their posters and T-shirts were ubiquitous style elements for the college hispter set in the Eighties.

You may not feel it, but it's the end of a sort of era.

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