Lux Interior R.I.P.
Cramps frontman Lux Interior died yesterday (February 4) at a Glendale, California, hospital as the result of a pre-existing heart condition. He was 62.
The Cramps formed in 1976 and were part of the now legendary downtown New York punk scene. Their line-up shifted over the years but always included Lux – real name Erick Lee Purkhiser – and his wife, Poison Ivy.
The band’s rockabilly-infused punk has been credited as an influence by bands including The White Stripes and The Jon Sepncer Blues Explosion.
The Cramps released 14 albums over the course of their career, their latest being 2003′s Fiends Of Dope Island.
The band’s best-selling album was 1984′s Bad Music for Bad People.
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