Pretty much everyone big into horror loves the classics too - but they're singing about the God Monster not Frankenstien - just sayin'. There are a lot of really cool things in this poster - ivy's voodoo skull, the background, lux's teeth & black vinyl, and again it's a very solid design from a technical standpoint. The central frankenstien concept seems like a way too obvious theme though.
"No need for everyone to always do the same thing." - funny you should say that: http://www.gigposters.com/posters.php?band=1506&s=1
Ok, now I'm just being a dick - ha ha ha.
I interviewed Lux for Gravy zine
go to www.gravyzine.com
and he is just as into the classic monster stuff, it isn't always trashy stuff.
The leopard background color gives enought of an element to trash aesthethic.
No need for everyone to always do the same thing.
It is not off target.
Hey, if you're confident the image fits the band, then don't listen to me.
Here's what that name is more likely in reference to though:
R.M. I honestly have no idea what you are saying to me. I am a long time Cramps fan, am totally familiar with their vibe. The band is into the poster. The promotors are into the poster. I respect your opinion but I think that your views of what is and isn't a proper Cramps poster is a little narrow.
Frankenstein and Mary Shelley are references to the name of their new record which is How To Make a Monster. Also as Ryan says it is on Halloween weekend.
To each his own though. You are entitled to your opinion. It's really no big deal to me at all.
I never associated the Cramps with the 'trash' thing. To me, they're more like authentic rockabilly - like how insane it really sounded in the mid 50s long before the Happy Days / sock hop / fake greaser image of it took over. The Cramps remind me of stuff like Joe Clay and Billy Lee Riley.
No, cliche sleaze wouldn't cut it either. Lux is the kind of guy who'd come out on stage in fetish gear, and flop his cock out an inch away from your face. Classics like Frankenstein don't come to mind when I think of the Cramps, I think grindhouse sexploitation trash like Faster Pussycat Kill Kill. This is definitely a good image from a technical standpoint, but I don't think it captures the Cramp's vibe. Here's one I think fits the cramps: http://www.gigposters.com/posters.php?poster=16153 This one's my favorite here, it isn't as overtly sleazy but still fits with their image of sex, horror, drugs, and plain weirdness: http://www.gigposters.com/posters.php?poster=8216
yes, it is so disappointing when a poster is lacking in sleaze. If only the image included, like, oh, a monster with bulging eyes about rape a woman with breasts larger than her head. Now that would be original.
Not that I would ever wish make a comment that would offend an artist. Merely a musing.
Cramps named their new album
How to Make a Monster even after they knew that EF's album was called that (the Coop cover) and he personally asked me for a copy of it when it came out.
I don't know why they would name it that after knowing we already used that title (of course it is a old film title that I got it from) when it will cause confusion at all the distributors, but it's their problem now (distros input via album title not band title, so all orders potentially will be going to my record instead of theirs).
Yeah! The Wollenscrafts were an important literary family in their own right. You can't forget the Wollenscraft!
In fact, perhaps Percy Byshe Shelly should have added Wollenscraft into his name somewhere too.