Wednesday, February 4, 2009

The Cramps: Logo #298

This stylish zombie was illustrated by the illustrious Stephen Blickenstaff in 1984 for The Cramps' "Bad Music for Bad People" LP.

Lux Interior (born Erick Lee Purkhiser, born October 21, 1946) died early today. He died the day after the 50th anniversary of day the music died. I had the great pleasure of seeing them years ago in a small California town and Lux was as brilliant as ever, climbing the walls and the stacks of amplifiers until the very end. Purportedly he even took the trash out wearing high heels. Several other sites have their tributes - nothing I can say here would elaborate or expand upon their insights, so...yeah, well, so.


icepick method said...

Welcome back.

RyGar said...

Hate to admit it, but I always gave Pushead the credit for this one. Definitely a classic. Ubiquitous in every good jukebox across the country. R.I.P. Lux