How to Make a Monster (album)

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How to Make a Monster
Compilation album by The Cramps
Released 2004
Genre Garage punk, psychobilly
Length 142:59
Label Vengeance Records
The Cramps chronology
Fiends of Dope Island
(2003)
How to Make a Monster
(2004)
The Secret Life of the Cramps
(2006)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]

How To Make A Monster is the third compilation by the American garage punk band The Cramps. Comprising rare, previously-unreleased tracks, the release is a 2-CD set that includes a 28-page book with extensive liner notes by Lux Interior and Poison Ivy, as well as rare and unseen photos and flyers from their personal collection.

Content included[edit]

Disc 1 contains 1976 rehearsal material, some 1982 studio demos with Terry Graham of The Gun Club on drums, and several other unreleased studio recordings. Disc 2 contains two historic live performances of relatively poor recording quality, both from very early in their career (one at Max's Kansas City and the other at CBGB).

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Lux Interior and Poison Ivy Rorschach, except where otherwise noted

Disc 1[edit]

Summer — 1976

1. Quick Joey Small (Joey Levine/Arthur Resnick) — 2:08
2. Lux's Blues — 1:14
3. Love Me (Rosalind Michelle Pullens/Link Wray) — 2:56
4. Domino (Sam Phillips) — 2:34
5. Sunglasses After Dark (Dwight Pullen) — 1:16
6. Subwire Desire (Sam Phillips) — 2:50
7. TV Set — 3:12
8. Love Me (Marty Lott) — 2:29

October 1976

9. I Was a Teenage Werewolf — 3:08
10. Can't Hardly Stand It (Jody Chastain/Charlie Feathers/Jerry Huffman) — 3:21

1981 Rehearsal

11. Sweet Woman Blues (Sonny Terry) — 4:54
12. Rumble Blues (Milt Grant, Link Wray) — 1:49
13. Rumble Blues (False Start) (Milt Grant, Link Wray) — 0:49
14. Rumble Blues (Milt Grant, Link Wray) — 3:28
15. Rumble Blues (Milt Grant, Link Wray) — 2:32
16. Lonesome Town (Baker Knight) — 4:13

1982 A&M Studio

17. Five Years Ahead of My Time (Evans/Pike) — 2:10
18. Call of the Wighat — 4:35
19. Hanky Panky (Jeff Barry/Ellie Greenwich) — 2:55

1988 Rehearsal

20. Journey to the Center of a Girl — 3:35
21. Jackyard Backoff — 3:04
22. Everything Goes — 1:53

1988 Home Demo

23. All Women are Bad — 3:47

Disc 2[edit]

Live at Max's Kansas City, 1/14/77

1. Don't Eat Stuff Off the Sidewalk — 2:06
2. I Was a Teenage Werewolf — 3:10
3. Sunglasses After Dark — 5:03
4. Jungle Hop — 2:20
5. Domino — 3:18
6. Love Me — 3:21
7. Strychnine — 4:19
8. TV Set — 3:25
9. I'm Cramped — 2:33

Live at CBGB, 1/13/78

10. The Way I Walk — 3:27
11. Love Me — 3:01
12. Domino — 3:39
13. Human Fly — 3:04
14. I Was a Teenage Werewolf — 3:25
15. Sunglasses After Dark — 4:43
16. Can't Hardly Stand It — 3:34
17. Uranium Rock — 3:02
18. What's Behind the Mask — 3:00
19. Baby Blue Rock — 3:01
20. Subwire Desire — 2:53
21. I'm Cramped — 2:51
22. TV Set — 3:38

References[edit]

  1. ^ Deming, Mark. "The Cramps: How To Make A Monster > Review" at AllMusic. Retrieved 11 September 2011.