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Friday, 5 July 2013

The Return Of Friday Night Is Rockabilly Night 111

Back to The Cramps for Friday night. Smell Of Female is a live album, recorded at The Peppermint Lounge in 1983 when the band were in contractual dispute with I.R.S records and decided to record a show to plug the gap between their second and third albums. It's a cracking lp in its own right, the band in electric psychobilly form. The original release on vinyl had six songs, later expanded to nine on cd versions. On You Got Good Taste Lux and Ivy prove you could sing songs about cunnilingus before Azealia Banks was even invented.

You Got Good Taste

And as a decidedly non-rockabilly extra, here is Azealia from Glastonbury last weekend, pulling a very large crowd to The Other Stage. The fans down the front have to wait until 42.56 to sing/shout-along to 212. The rest of the crowd get dragged in one-by-one.


Walter said...

Good stuff Adam. Great idea to compare The Cramps with Azelia Banks. Sad that most of the Germans will never understand what was sung.

Hazard said...