SINGLES THE CRAMPS Ultra twist ! cd EP 1994 320 kbps
Ultra Twist / Confessions of a Psycho Cat / No Club Lone Wolf.
Produced by Poison Ivy & Lux Interior.
The Cramps : Lux Interior : vocals / Poison Ivy : guitar / Slim Chance : bass / Harry Drumdini : drums.
In 1981, the Cramps filed suit against I.R.S. Records over unpaid royalties; the court case prevented the band from recording new material for two years, and when they returned to America's record racks, it was with a live album, 1983's "Smell of Female", recording during a pair of dates at New York City's Peppermint Lounge. Kid Congo amicably parted ways with the band shortly afterward, and the search for the right record company kept the Cramps out of the studio until the U.K.-based Big Beat label released the ultra-lascivious "A Date With Elvis" in 1986; while several guitarists had come and gone since Kid Congo, for these sessions Poison Ivy ended up overdubbing herself on bass. In 1987, the group finally found a simpatico bassist in the form of tough gal Candy Del Mar, whom Lux and Ivy met in the parking lot of a liquor store. Del Mar made her recorded debut on the live album "Rockin n Reelin in Aukland New Zealand", and she was still on board when the Cramps finally signed a U.S. record deal with Enigma Records and recorded the fine and full-bodied "Stay Sick!" in 1990. Only a year later, the Cramps were back with a new studio album, "Look Mom No Head!", but in a surprising move Nick Knox had left the band, and was replaced by Jim Sclavunos; after Jim's short tenure with the group, Nickey Beat (aka Nicky Alexander, former timekeeper with the Weirdos) took over the drum throne before one Harry Drumdini signed on. Less startlingly, Candy Del Mar was also out of the lineup, replaced by Slim Chance, a one-time member of the Mad Daddys. Harry and Slim joined Lux and Ivy in 1994 for the Cramps' first major-label album, "Flamejob", released by the Warner Bros.-distributed Medicine imprint. As usual, much touring followed, and the band even made an appearance on the popular youth-centric soap opera Beverly Hills 90210 in 1995 ...