Saturday, February 14, 2009

Somebody Once Told Me Lux Interior Was Crazy, But I'm Not Too Sure About That

The news of Lux Interior's recent passing is unfortunate, but the great thing is that his contribution to rock music will live on.

The man who first gave us the buzz, buzz, buzz in "Human Fly" was always an oddball, but an enigmatic oddball who was a great entertainer.

A video tape on YouTube documents the time when The Cramps gave a free concert for mental patients at the California State Mental Hospital in Napa, California on June 13, 1978.

"We drove 3,000 miles to play for you people," said Lux to the mental patients.

Continued Lux, "Somebody told me you people were crazy, but I'm not so sure about that."

Only The Cramps would take it to the extreme in a mental institution. It's kind of like when Johnny Cash took his music to Folsom Prison.

Does this mean Poison Ivy might be going solo?

We hope so.

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