Category Archives: Bought Not Streamed

THE CRAMPS: Trash is Neat #5 – The Band that Time Forgot.

This is an ultra limited, though unofficial, repress (Discogs lists it as only 100 copies on purple vinyl) of one of the rarest Cramps albums with 3 additional tracks including a second, little known version of ‘The Band That Time Forgot’ and revised artworks.

The compilation covers the early days of The Cramps around 1976 – 1984 with all of side one featuring the classic line-up of Lux Interior, Poison Ivy Rorschach, Nick Knox and Bryan Gregory.

Most of the songs, all recorded live, have rarely before been committed to vinyl, all coming from tapes that have been traded among bona fide Cramps fans – hence the ‘unofficial’ release description, I guess.

Interspersed with horror B-movie soundbites, this is a truly atmospheric album, though I do have to say that despite the efforts as described on the sleeve notes, the sound quality does leave a bit to be desired.