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The Cramps, Screaming Blue Messiahs: The Ritz, New York NY

Jeff Tamarkin, Billboard, 30 August 1986

THAT THE Cramps have managed to thrive for 10 years without a U.S. major label deal is testimony to their devoted cult following. And that cult turned out in force here July 31, enjoying every second of this Elvis-meets-Dracula-meets-B-movie-sleaze-meets-Iggy-mutant rockabilly band's spectacle of a show.

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