Lux Interior RIP

As Pitchfork and The Guardian report, The Cramps frontman Lux Interior died yesterday.

He was a fantastic showman, a great vocalist and songwriter, and one of rock’s true originals. There was no-one like him, and you can see his influence in everyone from White Stripes, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, and countless other rock bands.

I saw them as an impressionable teenager at the Bristol Bierkeller back in 88/89 (can’t quite remember the date). He was crazy, running around topless, rolling around on the stage and humping anything that moved. What a guy.

We’ll miss you, fella.

Rather predictable mp3 below:

Human Fly by The Cramps

(I would put “Can Your Pussy Do The Dog” but I only have it on vinyl, sadly)