Based upon work and materials compiled for the acclaimed and now much sought after 2007 Cramps biography A Short History of Rock'n'Roll Psychosis, Journey To The Centre Of The Cramps goes far beyond being a revised and updated edition: Completely overhauled, rewritten and vastly expanded, it now represents the definitive work on the group. In addition to unseen interview material from Ivy, Lux and other former band members, Journey To The Centre Of The Cramps also sees the Cramps' story through to its conclusion, recounting Lux's unexpected death in 2009, the subsequent dissolution of the group and their enduring legacy. The Cramps' history, influences and the cast of characters in and around the group are likewise explored in far greater depth. Features unseen first-hand interview material from Lux Interior and Poison Ivy. A wealth of new interview material with former band members and other key players in the band's history and never before seen/rare photographs and ephemera to help illustrate the book
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is one great book that tells you all the dirt, all the stuff that was never talked about before.
I had the privilege of working for them many times in the 70's & 80's and these guys were the real thing.
This book will truly send you on a Journey into this amazing Band and it's not to be missed.
Buy the Book and get those Cramps CDs that you've meant to buy, ASAP.
You Got Good Taste
I own Dick Porters previous book on the Cramps and it was a good one. This new one though is much better. Much more fleshed out and up to date. Some really great pictures that I have never seen before. I was really happy to buy this as I love this band. They were truly unique, not fakes like some other bands that pretend to be eccentric. There will never be another Lux and Ivy in Rock 'n' Roll. They were really something special and they deserve much more recognition than they have received. If you want a good history lesson on the Cramps, then buy this book. You won't be disappointed. I was going to say they deserve to be in the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame, but they're too good for that dump. Would love to see Ivy play that guitar again but that probably will never happen. Hope she is doing ok.
If you're a Cramps fan I recommend both of this author's books. Even though this is billed as a revision and expansion of his previous Cramps book there is very little overlap and and a different series of photos included as well. Very cool.
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