Halloween Music Video Countdown –Pt. 4: The Cramps

27 Oct

Halloween Music Video Countdown –Pt. 4

The Cramps “I Can’t Hardly Stand It”

I had a hard time picking a Cramps song for this.  I changed my mind from I was a Teenage werewolf to Human Fly, to Goo Goo Muck, to Garbage Muck.  I don’t know why I couldn’t decide.  Maybe it’s because The Cramps are one of the most Halloweenish bands ever, yet their music is not as overwrought as you might expect it to be.  In the years of macabre freakouts that followed The Cramps, the original has almost become hipster background music.  Almost.  Not quite.  This song shows why –though it isn’t explicitly horror-themed, Lux Interior sounds positively deranged.  It’s also rock-and-roll to the bone.


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