A Date with Elvis (The Cramps album)

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A Date with Elvis
Studio album by The Cramps
Released 1986
Recorded Fall 1985
Genre Garage punk, psychobilly, surf rock
Length 43:51
Label Big Beat
Producer Poison Ivy
The Cramps chronology
Bad Music for Bad People
(1984)
A Date with Elvis
(1986)
Rockin n Reelin in Auckland New Zealand
(1987)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars [1]

A Date with Elvis is the third full-length studio album by the American garage punk band The Cramps. The title was appropriated from A Date with Elvis (1959), the eighth album by Elvis Presley. The album was recorded in the fall of 1985 and engineered by Steve McMillan and Mark Ettel at Ocean Way Studios Hollywood, CA and released on Big Beat Records in 1986. The Cramps reissued the album on their own Vengeance Records in 2001 with the bonus tracks "Blue Moon Baby", "Georgia Lee Brown", "Give Me a Woman" and "Get Off the Road".

The album bears a dedication to Ricky Nelson, whose version of the song "Lonesome Town", covered by The Cramps on their first EP Gravest Hits and later included on compilation album ...Off the Bone, was a hit single in the United States in 1958.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Lux Interior and Poison Ivy Rorschach, except where noted. 

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "How Far Can Too Far Go?"     4:10
2. "The Hot Pearl Snatch"     3:17
3. "People Ain't No Good"     3:46
4. "What's Inside a Girl?"     3:22
5. "Can Your Pussy Do the Dog?"     3:22
6. "Kizmiaz"     3:01
7. "Cornfed Dames"     5:26
8. "Chicken"   Traditional; arr. by Interior and Rorschach 1:40
9. "(Hot Pool Of) Womanneed"     3:09
10. "Aloha from Hell"     2:35
11. "It's Just That Song"   Charlie Feathers, Ramon Maupin 2:35
Reissue Bonus Tracks
No. Title Writer(s) Length
12. "Blue Moon Baby"   Meridan, Rowe, Satalsk 2:38
13. "Georgia Lee Brown"   Hafner, Zinn 3:24
14. "Give Me a Woman"   Willie Jacobs 2:25
15. "Get off the Road"   H.G. Lewis 3:12

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cleary, David. "The Cramps: A Date with Elvis > Review" at AllMusic. Retrieved 10 September 2011.