February 2009 Radio Rumpus Room Archives

I’m a chicken-fried fire-eatin’ son of a gun
Conceived by my devil daddy on a chicken run
Like a fireball flyin’ down Thunder Road
Daddy made momma but she shoulda’ said no
I’m the rawhide monster they named Number One

— The Cramps, Creature From The Black Leather Lagoon
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Tonight we devoted the entire show to the Cramps, to acknowledge and commemorate the passing two days ago of the great musician and showman Lux Interior. Thanks for all the joy you’ve given us, Lux. We’ll remember.

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Rock’n‘roll was never about saving the whales. Rock’n‘roll was always about Jerry Lee Lewis marrying his 13-year-old cousin…

— source unknown

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This week: an ode to the displaced Giant Malaysian Wharf Rat, Cajun clones, and a (stumbling, foot-dragging) nod to the coming Zombie Apocalypse.

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This week: Introducing a rare instance of a Japanese band writing a hot rod vocal song in the exact style of Gary Usher Sr. Go lil’ gasser, go!

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