17 Sep 2016

Under the Influence: The Cramps

From RNZ Music

Californian rock'n'roll band The Cramps played two shows in New Zealand in August 1986 at the Galaxy, the venue now known as The Powerstation. The second show, recorded straight to cassette, was released a year later by the Cramps as an official live bootleg named Rockinnreelininaucklandnewzealandxxx.  

To celebrate the anniversary of The Cramps’ first-ever New Zealand dates, John Baker speaks with some of the characters who were there to bear witness.

The artwork for The Cramps' Rockinnreelininaucklandnewzealandxxx

The artwork for The Cramps' Rockinnreelininaucklandnewzealandxxx Photo: Courtesy of The Cramps

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Music Details

Artist: The Cramps
Song: Heartbreak Hotel
Comp: M,Axton, T.Durden, E.Presley
Album: Rockinnreelininaucklandnewzealandxxx
Label: Vengeance

Artist: The Cramps
Song: Cornfed Dames, What’s Inside a Girl?, Can Your Pussy Do The Dog?
Comp: E.Purkhiser, K.Wallace
Album: Rockinnreelininaucklandnewzealandxxx
Label: Vengeance

Artist: The Cramps
Song: Sunglasses After Dark
Comp: Pullen, Wray
Album: Rockinnreelininaucklandnewzealandxxx
Label: Vengeance

Artist: The Cramps
Song: Do The Clam
Comp: D.Fuller, S.Wayne, B.Weisman
Album: Rockinnreelininaucklandnewzealandxxx
Label: Vengeance

Artist: The Cramps
Song: Surfing Bird, Birdfeeed
Comp: Harris, Wilson, Frazier, White
Album: Rockinnreelininaucklandnewzealandxxx
Label: Vengeance

Artist: The Cramps
Song: The Most Exalted Potentate of Love, You Got Good Taste
Comp: E.Purkhiser, K.Wallace
Album: Smell of Female
Label: Big Beat

Artist: The Cramps
Song: Love Me
Comp: Lott
Album: Bad Music for Bad People
Label: IRS