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The Cramps: Songs the Lord Taught Us (International Record Syndicate, Inc.)

Dave Marsh, Rolling Stone, 24 July 1980

WELCOME TO ART-rockabilly, a merger of the sensibilities and guitar styles of Link Wray and Lou Reed. Actually, this concoction — like fried grasshoppers and chocolate-covered ants — isn't half as unpalatable as you'd imagine. It turns out that the Cramps have reinvented a modern version of surf music. They probably wouldn't see it that way, however.

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