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I know…not original, but this I can’t resist

Posted: March 2nd, 2009 | Author: Robin | Filed under: Music | Tags: , | Comments Off

Hank Rollins on Lux Interior in the L.A. Times

In my opinion, when it comes to being a frontperson, you should say, “That person could never hold a full-time job. Just give him a microphone and get out of his way.” And that was Lux — he was definitely that uncontainable personality. And that voice — the guy could really sing. Nothing sounds like him. He had that gender-bending kind of “What is he?” thing . . . He was kind of crazy, and you gave him some room because he might get some on you. That informed me as far as being a frontperson owning your territory.

Lux R.I.P.


The Way I Walk

Posted: February 6th, 2009 | Author: Robin | Filed under: Music | Tags: , , | Comments Off

The Cramps moved my world back in 1981. Punk meets horror meets Rockabilly. Lux was the consumate showman. RIP.

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Com’on everybody let’s sing Human Fly:

Well I’m a human fly
It’s spelt F-L-Y
I say buzz ,buzz, buzz, and it’s just because..
I’m a human fly and I don’t know why
I got ninety six tears in my ninety six eyes.

I got a garbage brain, it’s drivin’ me insane
And I don’t like your ride, so push that pesticide
And baby I won’t care, ’cause baby I don’t scare
‘Cause I’m a reborn maggot using germ warfare. Rockin’
Zzzzz…

I’m a human fly
It’s spelt F-L-Y
I say buzz, buzz, buzz, and it’s just because..
I’m a unzipped fly, and I don’t know why
And I don’t know, but I say

Buzz…ride tonight
And I say buzz…rocket ride
And I say buzz…I don’t know why
I don’t know I just, don’t know why.