HOME | BOOKS | COMICS | RECORDS | NEWS | PEOPLE | PICTURES | ORDERS | HISTORY | office@savoy.abel.co.uk
 Savoy Records

The Cramps
at the Haçienda

The Cramps


2015

Savoy Video

DVDS1

DVD

The Cramps

 

1. Devil With A Blue Dress On
2. You Got Good Taste
3. Call Of The Wighat
4. Thee Most Exalted Potentate Of Love
5. You'll Never Change Me
6. Sinners
7. Bacon Fat
8. Domino
9. I Ain't Nuthin' But A Gorehound
10. Zombie Dance
11. What's Inside A Girl?
12. Faster Pussycat
13. Psychotic Reaction
14. Garbageman
15. TV Set
16. The Mad Daddy
*
17. She Said (encore)


With full colour 8-page booklet
• PAL format only


BUY NOW

• Please select your shipping territory from the menu below before ordering.
• All prices include postage.

 


 
Cramps disc

THE CRAMPS AT THE HAÇIENDA: May 23rd 1984

SAVOY were present at a packed Haçienda on this evening, a nightclub which, for all its status as a local legend, seldom witnessed sights as wild and ecstatic as this. Lux Interior, Poison Ivy and Nick Knox were touring the UK for the second time that year, and were consequently at the peak of their considerable powers. A natural and charismatic showman, Lux made the seething crowd an extension of a performance that pushed itself to the edge of outright mania: stripped to the waist, cajoling, back-talking, and stage-diving repeatedly. At the climax he disappeared into the melée to surface at the foot of a pillar where a blue light blazed: while the band thundered away behind him Lux bellowed that he could see Jesus Christ. Given the intensity of the evening, he probably could.

Ivy has always been one of the world's great rock'n'roll guitarists, and was on exceptional form that night, flame-haired and scowling. Nick Knox's locomotive rhythms pulsed with a voodoo reverberation through the crowd; easy to see why Ringo Starr once declared The Cramps to be his favourite band.

The band is no more but records such as this remain, and this was a night to treasure and be astonished by: the last great rock'n'roll outfit in all their incandescent fury. Without the efforts of Linda Dutton this performance might have been lost when the Haçienda video crew showed no interest in taping the event. Linda commandeered a camera and began filming.


 

Reviews

 
Main Records Page | Artist Index | Singles | Albums | Record Articles | Music Links