i just found the newspaper ad for that show…. Dynamic Duos II: God’s Army – Johnny & Luther Htoo, Friday’s 5 45’s — Guitar Slingers (and big dick swingers…). Lux Interior of the Cramps has died. He was 60. Rock ’n’ roll is who you are. Lux Interior and Poison Ivy performing in New York in 1986. But subsequent albums had limited success, and the band’s album “A Date With Elvis,” considered by many critics to be among its best, was released in Britain in 1986 but not in the United States until four years later. Oh, man… This is sad.I saw them a few times at CB’s and, once, at the Mudd Club (New Year’s 1978/79). Lux Interior, the lead singer of the Cramps, died on the morning of Wednesday 4th February 2009 due to a heart condition, he was 62. 80,000 records and a jukebox. Also, the band hasn't toured since 2006; the current tour dates on their official website have not been updated since then. Lux Interior (Eric Lee Purkiser) died today (Feb. 4th, 2009) at 4:30 AM in a hospital in Glendale, California of a heart ailment. They were a perfect rock and roll band.Great photo. Lux Interior, gaunt and dark, was fond of skintight rubber, although onstage he usually ended up in just his leopard-skin trunks, or less. LUX INTERIOR (ERICK LEE PURKHISER) 1946-2009 Seminal punk rock frontman Lux Interior (born Erick Lee Purkhiser in Ohio) died yesterday of a pre-existing heart condition in Glendale, CA at Glendale Memorial Hospital. Though the band never found wide popularity, it had a fierce cult audience, and its approach to the sound of early rock ’n’ roll has been echoed in acts like the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion and the White Stripes. Talk about getting your $3 worth…. Read more Cramps founder Lux Interior dies at 60. I hadn’t even registered seeing them walk down the street – I just spoke as if in a dream – and Ivy said, pleasantly, “Yes?” I stopped and talked to her for a few minutes – Lux loomed behind her, apparently freezing in the Irish winter weather – and I babbled something about having just spent the evening with Russ Meyer. Lux Interior was asked by one of the station personalities about the music. this is one of the few times a death ,of someone i didn’t actually know ,has really depressed me.although i didn’t keep up with their releases after the early 80’s, i credit the cramps, along with kicks fanzine, and the hound radio show with sending me down the road to perdition.the last of a breed…indeed. Lux was one of the first people I met when I moved to New York City in 1977 and although I never knew him well I feel as though I … He was 62. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Interior, whose real name was Erick Lee Purkhiser, died at Glendale Memorial Hospital of a previously-existing heart … The Cramps were founded in New York around 1976 by Lux Interior (born Erick Purkhiser in Stow, Ohio) and the guitarist Poison Ivy (Kristy Wallace) with a distinct musical and visual style. He is survived by his fabulous wife and fellow Cramps bandmate, Kristy Wallace, a.k.a. You can’t call the Cramps music. Lux Interior, who introduced the excitement of deviant rockabilly to the punk era as the lead singer of the Cramps, died early Wednesday in Glendale, Calif. Crap! He was also the first person to tell me about Ray Dennis Steckler, who predeceased Lux by just a few days. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! Their line-up rotated frequently during their existence, with the husband-and-wife duo of Interior and lead guitarist and occasional bass guitarist Poison Ivy comprising the only ever-present members. In 2002 Lux Interior performed the voice of a character on the children’s television show “SpongeBob SquarePants”; he was the lead singer of an all-bird rock band called the Bird Brains. A week later I was walking to work when the words “Lux and Ivy!” came out of my mouth.

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