Results for The Cramps

interviews

Jack White

Back in 2012, Jim and Greg went down to Nashville to interview Jack White at his recording studio and record store Third Man Records. They talked about the people in his early life that helped shape his musical taste, introducing the budding musician to The Rolling Stones and The Cramps. They discussed the truth found in the blues and that sound set the trajectory of Jack's most famous band (The White Stripes), his affinity for vinyl records, and his other notable projects.

Go to episode 601
lists

Strange Bedfellows of Rock

aerosmith-run-dmc Sometimes an odd pairing comes off like peanut butter and chocolate (Aerosmith and Run-D.M.C.). Othertimes, peanut butter and sardines (Julio Iglesias and Willie Nelson). And the most recent odd couple is Kanye West and Paul McCartney, with the first single from West's forthcoming album. But during this segment, Jim and Greg remember the most successful "Strange Bedfellows."

Go to episode 478

Halloween Scary Rock Songs

Jim and Greg celebrate Halloween by playing their favorite Scary Rock Songs. Not to dismiss a classic like "Monster Mash," but for this episode our hosts wanted to pick songs that would actually spook and scare. Here are the tracks they recommend for this Halloween season:

Go to episode 205

Halloween Monster Songs

Every Halloween Jim and Greg like to celebrate with music. And this year they focused on monsters. From vampires to werewolves to Jim's favorite, zombies, here are a selection of tunes for your next monster bash.

Go to episode 361
news

Music News

It's only February and already we've got one of the biggest news stories of the year. Live Nation and Ticketmaster, the two most powerful entities in the concert business, have announced a merger. Now one company will control most of the concert venues, ticket sales, and even the artists appearing at those shows. Jim and Greg explain how this will affect the consumer. On the upside, the new company, Live Nation Entertainment, will do away with irritating service fees and inconvenient internet cluster sales. But, for the most part, this won't be a positive merger for music fans. The new“dynamic pricing”model will leave many ticket-buyers victim to auction mark-ups. In addition, independent promoters will have even less luck launching shows.

In other music news, Muzak has filed for bankruptcy. The company that brought easy-listening into elevators and supermarkets across America has been hit hard like so many in this economy. Guess this means we won't be hearing a sax version of“Lollipop”anytime soon.

While many thought he was immortal, Lux Interior, lead singer of The Cramps, died last week at the age of 60. Along with his wife, guitarist Poison Ivy Rorschach, Lux Interior helped to create the punk sound we know today. As Jim and Greg discuss, their chaotic live shows were especially memorable. Many music fans are disappointed to know they will never experience another Cramps live show, so they'll have to turn to the next best thing-recordings like their 1980 album Songs the Lord Taught Us.

Go to episode 168