Thursday, February 05, 2009

My e-mail is melting down but it's true...

RIP - Lux Interior

Update at 1.45am(ish): I need to be up in another three hours so I need to shut this thing down. Been trying to answer e-mails but it's time to take transcendental stock of what happened. My condolences go out to Ivy and his family at this time. If it weren't for them then none of us would be here or doing what we do. You know it.

15 comments:

digger said...

Oh Man, the world is a smaller place, poor Ivy, poor us.

Ben said...

Devastating, pure & simple.

RIP, Lux.

lashel said...

I just got an email about this and ran to your blog as I knew it'd be there if it was true! This is effing unbelievable! Sad sad news!

Lindsay Hutton said...

Amen to all of that...

Duglas said...

I never wanted to be wrong about something so much. So sad. Watching lots of clips on youtube now.

Dave Swift said...

I was sent a Daily Swamp link here in Melbourne Australia a couple of hours ago, and I turned to your site for verification, Lindsay, as will many others. It is indeed the end of an era. Lux was not only a sublime showman, but a catalyst and teacher. RIP.

Anonymous said...

RIP! My thanks go to the late Mr Purkhiser fer the music, the attitude and the idea that it's quality (or absolute lack of it) that makes for world class r'n'r, not how high you come in some spurious 'top 100 albums' listathon.

Someone once wrote that the biggest gift the Cramps gave to suburban schmucks and disenfranchised kids the world over was mains access to a whole universe of genuinely f-ed up r'n'r in the sucky-sucky early-80s, when there was naff all to get excited about fer most of us (apart from The Prisoners & The Milkshakes, in my case).

I remember hanging out in the 'alternative' caff in Leicester about '84 and a gothic girl we knew coming in with the vapours cos she'd just shown Lux and Ivy around town, after bumping into 'em on the street.

Caught 'em last in London a few years back and they weren't GREAT, but they were still GREAT, if you know wot I mean, and the crowd was the most fantastic mix of genuine FREAKS I'd seen for a long time – I dunno if Mizz Nadia was more amazed at her first live exposure to Lux's mic stand bending/wine bottle tricks or stunned the pregnant woman in a fishnet catsuit and hotpants who was loudly exhorting her beau to "get me a f-ing beer!"
Now THAT'S rock'n'roll!

Joss

Anonymous said...

GOD REST HIS ROCKIN BONES!-I,M GLAD I SEEN EM ON THE LAST UK TOUR AT THE ASTORIA

martin63 said...

Terribly terribly sad......

Fat Rockin' Gaz said...

Feb 4th 2009 the day the music died.

Rip Lux

J.D. King said...

"The Cramps influence has permeated every strat of popular culture. Music, film, fashion and beyond."

I wish that were so. Or, at least, a lot more so than it is.

A funny man, a perfect rock and roll band. I was fortunate enough to have seen them back in the day a few times, post-Miriam, but still with Bryan.

RIP. (Say hi to Forry for us.)

YURYM said...

Hi Lindsay !
Hadn't heard from you since centuries !! (LOTC NBT days , I published frogzines "THRILLS"
then "FRISSONS")
Eternal respect for Lux ,let him play forever with ghouls,& let the epitaph live forever: "Well when I die don't you burry me at all,
Just nail my bones up on the wall,
Beneath these bones let these words be seen,
"This is the bloody gears of a boppin' machine"
Poison Ivy must carry on, Poison musn't cry ... Sheena Ivy will sooner or later met the King of the Jungle, Monster Man...
Cheers
Patrick

Anonymous said...

awful news, lindsay.

was talking earlier to duglas about the way the cramps created their own world, in the same way that kraftwerk, the ramones, and a few others have managed.

all the best

euan

lamf said...
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lamf said...

Those days of LOTC were really special. We were, and they were. They because the four of em crystalised everything life affirming, weird and wonderful about rock n roll; us because we did indeed throb, and dug it. You especially cos you and select others got this LOTC cosanostra together. Our daddy drove an UFO and even though the cockpit is now empty, Lux and the Cramps have an autopilot legacy that will orbit this measly dimension and will forever stay sick. tpx