Journey to the Centre of the Cramps by Dick Porter



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Journey to the Centre of the Cramps

Based upon work and materials compiled for the acclaimed and now much sought after 2007 Cramps biography ‘A Short History of Rock’n’Roll Psychosis’, Journey to the Centre of the Cramps goes far beyond being a revised and updated edition: Completely overhauled, rewritten and vastly expanded, it now represents the definitive work on the group.

In addition to unseen interview material from Ivy, Lux and other former band members, Journey to the Centre of the Cramps also sees the Cramps’ story through to its conclusion, recounting Lux’s unexpected death in 2009, the subsequent dissolution of the group and their enduring legacy. The Cramps’ history, influences and the cast of characters in and around the group are likewise explored in far greater depth.

Features unseen first-hand interview material from Lux Interior and Poison Ivy. A wealth of new interview material with former band members and other key players in the band’s history and never before seen/rare photographs and ephemera to help illustrate the book.

If you’re interested in the punk music scene, we also recommend: Smashing It Up a Decade of Chaos with the Damned by Kieron Tyler and Spirit of 76 by John Ingham

Punk had burst onto the scene with its aggressive raw energy, confrontational lyrics and rhythm guitars spewing out arrangements that were just unorthodox. It was that moment of revolutionary art, overturning what had gone before.

Our vast selection of Punk books reflects the importance of that subculture from the early 1970’s in New York, through London, The US West Coast, Riot Grrrl through to the current day.  The curated selection includes the photography of Dennis Morris, Kevin Cummins, Sheila Rock and Janette Beckman, biographies of The Undertones, a history of The Roxy club and a good selection of women in Punk including Poly Styrene, Patti Smith, Jordan and Kim Gordon.

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