Saturday, 20 August 2011
While loitering with intent at the Bagging Area checking out the latest excellent instalment of Friday Night Is Rockabilly Night I remembered that a good while ago I promised to post the Cramps Peel session if I ever got my hands on it.
To be honest it wasn't that difficult getting hold of the session but it was certainly worth while. Although the session versions of two of the tracks from 1986's Big Beat release, A Date With Elvis aren't earth shatteringly different from the versions on the album they are great examples of a band who were unique and consistently on form. The session recorded on 23/12/1985 differs from most Peel sessions in that it was not recorded at Maida Vale but at Ocean Way Recording Studios, Hollywood. It was first broadcast on 10/02/1986.
The Cramps -What's Inside A Girl?
The Cramps - Cornfed Dames
The Cramps - Give Me A Woman