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Monday, April 21, 2008

Radio Cramps - The Purple Knif Radio Show



Great for those long commutes to work or drag racing in your hybrid while pretending your girlfriend is Mamie Van Doren and opening your PBR with a switchbladeIt's always been a rock and roll dream of mine to hang with The Cramps at their house with a bottle of wine and just flip through their record collection. Well, after many years of listening to their music I did finally meet Lux and Ivy but, alas, we were in an antique store and not near a record player. Never fear, though, this is as close as one can get to that dream. Just crack open a bottle of your chosen poison and download this little gem of a podcast. It's called the "Purple Knif" (pronounced ka-nif) and it's an obscure radio show hosted by Lux Interior back in the 80's where he takes us on an archaeological dig through the vinyl mines of his home and dusts off some fossils of rock and roll past. Sit back and enjoy an hour of high weirdness from the Pope of Psychobilly as he plays a wide variety of poppin' and cracklin' 7-inch wonders including everything from alien offspring to a jammin' version of "The Addam's Family" theme. In between tunes Lux gives us his own introductions with appropriate delay effects and B-movie samples. Great for those long commutes to work or drag racing in your hybrid while pretending your girlfriend is Mamie Van Doren and opening your PBR with a switchblade. No track list on this one. Not only would it ruin the fun but this is a podcast so it's one long track. Just listen to it straight through and I dare you not to wanna go out and buy a leather jacket and some smelly hair jelly. Stay sick!

Download: Radio Cramps - The Purple Knif Show

8 comments:

mlfoley said...

Just utterly brilliant. Thank you!!

Nazz Nomad said...

how cool! thanks for putting this up, i can't wait to hear it.

mc coton tige said...

thx for this up!!!!
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see you!

huds_on said...

hell yeah! can´t wait to listen to this! thanks a lot!

bonez said...

interesting. thanks for sharing!

ESRO2 said...

This is awesome!! Thank you!!

Mike Campbell said...

I can't wait to hear it! I would recommend the astonishing Lux and Ivy's Favorites collection available here: http://blog.wfmu.org/freeform/2009/02/lux-and-ivys-favorites-mp3s.html this eleven volume collection is truly a labor of love that is endlessly enjoyable.
Thanks for such a wonderful website.

footprint said...

brilliant. absolutely brilliant. this is gonna be the highlight of the night as i sit back with a doob and relax. knowing also that i'll be safe if there's a nuclear attack. Nice one all at DM. (by the way, i nearly didn't outlive a Cramps gig at the Hacienda in Manchester (UK) in about '83. crushed at the front, a roadie spotted me just in time. spent the rest of the gig sat behind the band with free beer. honest!!