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<  Psychobilly news  ~  Lux Interior (The Cramps) dies at age 62
gato bastardo
PostPosted: Wed Feb 04, 2009 6:40 pm  Reply with quote
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Cramps Frontman Lux Interior Dies
February 04, 2009 07:04 PM ET
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Cramps frontman Lux Interior passed away today (Feb. 4th) at a Glendale, Calif., hospital due to a pre-existing heart condition, the band's publicist confirms to Billboard. He was 52.

The Cramps formed in 1976 and were part of the now legendary downtown New York punk scene. Their line-up shifted over the years but always included Lux and his wife, Poison Ivy. The band's rockabilly infused punk has been credited as an influence by bands like the White Stripes and the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion.

Interior, whose real name was Erick Lee Purkhiser, was born October 21, 1946 in Ohio. He met Ivy in 1972 and started the band shortly thereafter.

The Cramps released fourteen albums over the course of their career. Their latest, 2004's "How To Make a Monster," sold 11,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Their best-selling album, 1984's "Bad Music for Bad People" has sold 95,000 copies.

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2009 is not a good year for music fans.

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I hate to pick apart articles at a time like this, but Lux was actually 60. Born in 1948.

Even if he were born in 1946 as the article states, he would've been 62, not 52. Someone needs a basic four function calculator.

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gato bastardo
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Good catch my (not so) little amigo. lol.

Anyway, Like him or not, Lux Interior is ageless, and timeless, he'll always be twenty something and not a day older. Cause thats the way he rolled.

"You aint no punk, you punk"

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I couldn't post the thread in Psychobilly discussions in here, but theres a thread there as well, maybe you can move it here?

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Here's a link from LA Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/valley/la-me-lux-interior5-2009feb05,0,7179218.story

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Booberella wrote:
I couldn't post the thread in Psychobilly discussions in here, but theres a thread there as well, maybe you can move it here?


good idea. done.

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A great inspiration, would have loved to have met him.
RIP. Sad

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This is terrible news. I don't know what to say. RIP Lux.

Will be playing a lot of Cramps today! Such a great artist and great performer!

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wreckingpit wrote:
This is terrible news. I don't know what to say. RIP Lux.

Will be playing a lot of Cramps today! Such a great artist and great performer!


Tonights gig will be dedicated to his memory

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This is very sad news. Lux was one of the greatest rock 'n' roll singers iv'e ever seen. I saw the Cramps back in 1984 in Birmingham and that gig changed my life.

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Such sad news! RIP Lux!

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