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Swede Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 08:36 PM
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Any fans of the Cramps?
Edited on Fri Mar-10-06 08:44 PM by Swede
Garbage Man- the Cramps


you ain't no punk, you punk.
you wanna talk about the real junk?
if i ever slip, i'll be banned 'cause i'm your garbageman.
well you can't dig me you can't dig nothin'.
do you want the real thing, or are you just talkin'?
do you understand? i'm your garbageman.
yeah, somethin' from the garage and down the driveway.
now get outta your mind and get outta my way.
now do you understand? do you understand?
louie, louie, louie, lou-i the bird's the word and do you know why?
you gotta beat it with a stick.
you gotta beat it 'til it's thick.
you gotta live until you're dead.
you gotta rock 'til you see red.
now do you understand?
do you understand?
i'm a garbageman.
aw, jump on and ride... yeah
it's just what you need when you're down in the dumps.
one half hillbilly and one half punk.
big long legs and one big mouth.
the hottest thing from the north to come out of the south.
do you understand?
do you understand?
woo, i can't lose with the stuff i use, and you don't choose no substitutes.
so stick out your can 'cause i'm your garbageman.
louie, louie, louie, lou-i
the bird's the word and do you know why?
you gotta beat it with a stick.
you gotta beat it 'til it's thick.
you gotta live until you're dead. you gotta rock 'til you see red.
now do you understand?
do you understand? do you understand?
all right, hop off.


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jonnyblitz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 08:43 PM
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1. i've seen them live. i love them. I like "Human Fly".
:thumbsup:

but I really love the cd "songs the lord taught us" that "garbage man" comes from...

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Swede Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 08:51 PM
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2. I think Poison Ivy, Lux Interior, Nick Knox, and Slim Chance
are all insane. But they do make great music.
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jonnyblitz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 09:24 PM
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7. oh lux especially isn't "right " at all.
I would see them again in a heartbeat. the place was jumpin (warfield theater, San Francisco) the night I saw them.
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yellowdogmi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 09:17 PM
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3. They do a great remake of Route 66
But I love "can your pussy do the dog". I have never been to see them but I am sure it would be a good show.
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Kat45 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 09:17 PM
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4. Love 'em! I've seen them live several times.
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Magrittes Pipe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 09:22 PM
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5. I like the live version of Ricky Nelson's "Lonesome Town."
From New Zealand.

And the whole Songs the Lord Taught Us record.
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Magrittes Pipe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 09:23 PM
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6. And, of course, the Gun Club's "For the Love of Ivy"...
...was written for Ms. Rorschach.
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jonnyblitz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 09:27 PM
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8. are they from cleveland do you know, or somewhere in Ohio?

I love Strychnine (sp?) from 'Songs the lord taught us"..
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Magrittes Pipe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 09:36 PM
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9. Akron.
Well, they're from everywhere, really.
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REP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 11:06 PM
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10. "Drug Train" Is My Ring Tone - What's Your Guess?
Major fan since '82. Yes, I'm old.
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HughBeaumont Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 11:09 PM
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11. I used to work with Nick Knox.
Edited on Fri Mar-10-06 11:11 PM by HughBeaumont
It'd be great to hear story after story after story of the early days with The Electric Eels and then the Cramps on the road. Even though he played with them for 13 years, he didn't have really kind things to say about "Lox and Oy Vey", calling them phonies and rip-off artists ("I could name about a dozen 50s rockabilly and blues riffs they blatantly stole off the top of my head"). Said he made some cash from the deal, a lot of which he snorted. He looks back on it with fondness overall, but felt slighted since he had to watch all of these bands that opened for them (thanks to over-cautious management). . . such as the B-52s, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Go-Gos, etc, all rocket to stardom while they still remained mostly on the brink of breaking out of the underground but never did.

He's a damned good gardener. That's about all he can do since his lower back is now like tissue paper. He doubts he can play drums anymore and really has no interest.
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