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Psychedelic Jungle

The Cramps

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Here, Kid Congo Powers and Ivy form just as fine a team as she and Gregory did on earlier releases, and if things aren't always as flat-out fried as on Gravest Hits and Songs, the same atmosphere of swampy, trashy, rockabilly-into-voodoo ramalama reigns supreme. The song titles alone show the band hasn't really changed its sights any: the opening two cuts are covers, "Green Fuz" and "Goo Goo Muck," while originals include "Caveman," "Can't Find My Mind," and the brilliant "The Natives Are Restless." Then there's "Don't Eat Stuff Off the Sidewalk," which almost sounds worthy of a Frank Zappa freakout (at least lyrically). Other legendary tracks like "Primitive" and "Green Door" get the Cramps makeover this time out, with the proper mix of respect and hot-wired energy, while "The Crusher" sounds like Interior's on the verge of going completely insane. The Cramps themselves take over the production this time out, resulting in a cleaner, crisper sound (especially when it comes to Knox's drums) that isn't quite as wired, for better or for worse. As commanding showmen, though, the quartet's style comes through big time, with Interior throwing in appropriate yells, yipes, and other sounds where appropriate; his antics at the end of "Goo Goo Muck" are especially gone. If anything, the moodier strutting throughout increases the creepiness of what's afoot; if things aren't psychedelic in the commonly accepted sense, it's certainly not easy listening. Interior sometimes sounds almost normal, but with the sense that something strange is lurking just around the corner, and Ivy is still one of the best guitarists around, her snarling reverb worth a thousand fret-shredders.
© Ned Raggett /TiVo

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1
Green Fuz
00:02:09

Paul McKenna, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - The Cramps, Producer, MainArtist - Alrey/Dale, Composer

(C) 1998 Capitol Records IncThis label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved.(C) 1998 EMI Records Ltd ℗ 1981 Capitol Records, LLC

2
Goo Goo Muck
00:03:06

Roger Cook, Composer - The Cramps, Producer, MainArtist

(C) 1998 Capitol Records IncThis label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved.(C) 1998 EMI Records Ltd ℗ 1981 Capitol Records, LLC

3
Rockin' Bones
00:02:48

Paul McKenna, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - The Cramps, Producer, MainArtist - A.P. Carter, Nalls, Jack Rhodes, Composer

(C) 1998 Capitol Records IncThis label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved.(C) 1998 EMI Records Ltd ℗ 1981 Capitol Records, LLC

4
Voodoo Idol
00:03:39

Paul McKenna, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - The Cramps, Producer, MainArtist - Lux Interior/Ivy Rorschach, Composer

(C) 1998 Capitol Records IncThis label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved.(C) 1998 EMI Records Ltd ℗ 1981 Capitol Records, LLC

5
Primitive
00:03:32

Paul McKenna, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - The Cramps, Producer, MainArtist - Groupies/Steve Venet, Composer

(C) 1998 Capitol Records IncThis label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved.(C) 1998 EMI Records Ltd ℗ 1981 Capitol Records, LLC

6
Caveman
00:03:51

Paul McKenna, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - The Cramps, Producer, MainArtist - Lux Interior/Ivy Rorschach, Composer

(C) 1998 Capitol Records IncThis label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved.(C) 1998 EMI Records Ltd ℗ 1981 Capitol Records, LLC

7
The Crusher
00:01:47

Paul McKenna, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - BOB NOLAN, Composer - The Cramps, Producer, MainArtist

(C) 1998 Capitol Records IncThis label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved.(C) 1998 EMI Records Ltd ℗ 1981 Capitol Records, LLC

8
Don't Eat Stuff Off The Sidewalk
00:02:04

Paul McKenna, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - The Cramps, Producer, MainArtist - Lux Interior/Ivy Rorschach, Composer

(C) 1998 Capitol Records IncThis label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved.(C) 1998 EMI Records Ltd ℗ 1981 Capitol Records, LLC

9
Can't Find My Mind
00:03:01

Paul McKenna, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - The Cramps, Producer, MainArtist - Lux Interior/Ivy Rorschach, Composer

(C) 1998 Capitol Records IncThis label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved.(C) 1998 EMI Records Ltd ℗ 1981 Capitol Records, LLC

10
Jungle Hop
00:02:07

Paul McKenna, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - The Cramps, Producer, MainArtist - Kip Tyler, Composer

(C) 1998 Capitol Records IncThis label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved.(C) 1998 EMI Records Ltd ℗ 1981 Capitol Records, LLC

11
The Natives Are Restless
00:03:00

Paul McKenna, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - The Cramps, Producer, MainArtist - Lux Interior/Ivy Rorschach, Composer

(C) 1998 Capitol Records IncThis label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved.(C) 1998 EMI Records Ltd ℗ 1981 Capitol Records, LLC

12
Under The Wires
00:02:44

Paul McKenna, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - The Cramps, Producer, MainArtist - Lux Interior/Ivy Rorschach, Composer

(C) 1998 Capitol Records IncThis label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved.(C) 1998 EMI Records Ltd ℗ 1981 Capitol Records, LLC

13
Beautiful Gardens
00:03:59

Paul McKenna, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - The Cramps, Producer, MainArtist - Lux Interior/Ivy Rorschach, Composer

(C) 1998 Capitol Records IncThis label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved.(C) 1998 EMI Records Ltd ℗ 1981 Capitol Records, LLC

14
Green Door
00:02:35

Paul McKenna, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - The Cramps, Producer, MainArtist - Bob Davie/Marvin Moore, Composer

(C) 1998 Capitol Records IncThis label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved.(C) 1998 EMI Records Ltd ℗ 1981 Capitol Records, LLC

Album Description

Here, Kid Congo Powers and Ivy form just as fine a team as she and Gregory did on earlier releases, and if things aren't always as flat-out fried as on Gravest Hits and Songs, the same atmosphere of swampy, trashy, rockabilly-into-voodoo ramalama reigns supreme. The song titles alone show the band hasn't really changed its sights any: the opening two cuts are covers, "Green Fuz" and "Goo Goo Muck," while originals include "Caveman," "Can't Find My Mind," and the brilliant "The Natives Are Restless." Then there's "Don't Eat Stuff Off the Sidewalk," which almost sounds worthy of a Frank Zappa freakout (at least lyrically). Other legendary tracks like "Primitive" and "Green Door" get the Cramps makeover this time out, with the proper mix of respect and hot-wired energy, while "The Crusher" sounds like Interior's on the verge of going completely insane. The Cramps themselves take over the production this time out, resulting in a cleaner, crisper sound (especially when it comes to Knox's drums) that isn't quite as wired, for better or for worse. As commanding showmen, though, the quartet's style comes through big time, with Interior throwing in appropriate yells, yipes, and other sounds where appropriate; his antics at the end of "Goo Goo Muck" are especially gone. If anything, the moodier strutting throughout increases the creepiness of what's afoot; if things aren't psychedelic in the commonly accepted sense, it's certainly not easy listening. Interior sometimes sounds almost normal, but with the sense that something strange is lurking just around the corner, and Ivy is still one of the best guitarists around, her snarling reverb worth a thousand fret-shredders.
© Ned Raggett /TiVo

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