With contributions from Shooter Jennings, the 69 Eyes, Flamin' Groovies, Fuzztones and more, this tribute to the Cramps is a hair-raising spectacle featuring an array of artists paying homage to the legendary band in their own hauntingly inspired ways.
Goo Goo Muck, an exciting and electrifying tribute to the horror-themed garage rock pioneers the Cramps, unleashes an otherworldly all-star assortment of rock and roll ghouls and goblins from across the musical spectrum. Leading the charge is country outlaw Shooter Jennings, whose distinctive style melds seamlessly with the macabre aura of the Cramps. Joining him in this spectral symphony are goth metal kings, the 69 Eyes, and retro rockers, the Courettes, adding their own style to the mix. Hailing all the way from Sweden, the Hillbilly Moon Explosion make a spine-chilling appearance, while Jerry Lee Lewis's sister, Linda Gail Lewis, adds her haunting touch to the lineup. But that's not all, more musical misfits like Night Beats, Flamin' Groovies, and the Fuzztones also join in the fun.
Never before has such a diverse gathering of artists come together to reimagine the Cramps' groundbreaking classics, including spine-tingling renditions of tracks like "Goo Goo Muck," "Human Fly," "I Was A Teenage Werewolf," and "I Can't Hardly Stand It," among others.
The Cramps, an American institution formed in 1976 and active until 2009, were true pioneers of their craft. Throughout their existence, the lineup was in constant flux, with singer Lux Interior and guitarist Poison Ivy being the only unwavering members. Renowned for their innovative fusion of punk rock and rockabilly, they are often credited as the progenitors of the psychobilly subgenre. It all began in April 1976, with the addition of guitarist Bryan Gregory and drummer Pam Balam, solidifying the band's first complete lineup. In 1980, they unleashed their debut album, Songs The Lord Taught Us, which left an indelible mark on the music scene.
The incredible legacy of the Cramps continues to resonate, even after the band's dissolution following the tragic loss of lead singer Lux Interior in 2009. To fans, it's no secret why their brilliant cover of Ronnie Cook and the Gaylads' 1962 record, "Goo Goo Muck," became one of the breakout songs of 2022/23 after it's inclusion in the Netflix series, Wednesday. Now, with Goo Goo Muck, a collection of artists from various realms of music gather to summon the spirits of the Cramps, delivering a mesmerizing tribute to the grandmasters of psychobilly. The record promises an eerie journey through the dark corridors of rock 'n' roll history, where the spirits of the Cramps live on in the hearts and souls of their fellow musical misfits.