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Tuesday, April 15, 2008

The Cramps - Smell Of Female

This live EP, recorded at famed NYC punk venue The Peppermint Lounge, was released in 1983, bridging the lengthy gap between The Cramps' second and third albums. It's a bit of a classic in its own right however. Taking its title from the voiceover prologue to Russ Meyer's cult film 'Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!', 'Smell of Female' includes a cover of the film's hilarious theme song, along with four original songs and a cover of The Count Five's trash-rock hit 'Psychotic Reaction'. The Cramps deliver energetically throughout, and there are no really weak songs. The CD release features three bonus tracks, including the studio cut 'Surfin' Dead', which was used on the soundtrack of 'Return of the Living Dead'. This is the best available document of the live sound of The Cramps in their heyday, and as such is highly recommended. The cover shots of Poison Ivy Rorschach shaking a tail feather are a nice bonus!

Track List:
1. Most Exalted Potentate Of Love
2. You Got Good Taste
3. Call Of The Wighat
4. Faster Pussycat
5. I Ain't Nothin' But A Gorehound
6. Psychotic Reaction
7. Beautiful Gardens
8. She Said
9. Surfin' Dead

Download: The Cramps - Smell Of Female (46.3MB)


Unknown said...

THE CRAMPS!!! Live!!!
One of my favorite bands ever...
thank you so much.

Slobodan Burgher said...

ride on!


Anonymous said...

I bought the vinyl when it came out : oh, Poison Ivy!!! My turntable is not working at the moment so to be able to put it on my Zen is wonderful. Thanks very much!

Anonymous said...

This rocks! I need more! If you have any other Cramps please upload!! Fangs.

Anonymous said...

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Andy Rampage said...

like 'Dave' my turntable is.. "Shit!"
and I've 'missed' listening to this!!
Sssooo "THANKS!"