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CHIRP DJ writesLux Interior of the Cramps R.I.P

Cramps’ frontman Lux Interior passed away today at a Glendale,California hospital, due to a previously existing heart condition. Lux, whose real name was Erick Lee Purkhiser was 62.

The Cramps have been credited as pioneering “psychobilly” which pairs rockabilly, and surf guitar.

The official statement from Girlie Action, The Cramps’ media representatives reads: “The Cramps emerged from the original New York punk scene of CBGB and Max’s Kansas City, with a singular sound and iconography. Their distinct take on rockabilly and surf along with their midnight movie imagery reminded us all just how exciting, dangerous, vital and sexy rock and roll should be and has spawned entire subcultures. Lux was a fearless frontman who transformed every stage he stepped on into a place of passion, abandon, and true freedom. He is a rare icon who will be missed dearly.”

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