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The Riff

RIFF SUMMER CHALLENGE

When the Sun Goes Down…

Signed polaroid of The Cramps on city street, dressed to kill.
Poison Ivy and Lux Interior of The Cramps by masao nakagami on Wikimedia Commons.

In the lively language of skittering tempos and dual guitars, The Cramps were punk meets rockabilly with an undercurrent of surf. They embraced smutty chic as an aesthetic and flaunted b-movie and horror themes in their lo-fi fishnet and latex garage glory. The Cramps are my favourite chimera of surf inspired…

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