Missed a day on the Countdown yesterday, so today you get a two-fer from the Cramps.
The last time I did one of these virtual mix-tapes, I called the Cramps Halloween’s own punk band, and that’s as good a description for them as any. While not every Cramps song is Halloween-ready (some of them are just about weird sex, after all), oh-so-many of them are creepy classics.
First up, we have “Human Fly,” an early Cramps tune that I’ve always thought of as a sort of twisted homage to 1950s horror:
And second, from later in their career, it’s “Eyeball in my Martini,” a colorful outburst of sheer weird insanity: