Smell of Female

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Smell of Female
Live album by The Cramps
Released 1983
Recorded February 25–26, 1983
Genre Garage punk, psychobilly
Length 32:54
Label Big Beat Records, Enigma Records, New Rose Records
Producer The Cramps
The Cramps chronology
Psychedelic Jungle
Smell of Female
...Off the Bone
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars [1]

Smell of Female is the first live release by the American garage punk band The Cramps. The mini-album was recorded at The Peppermint Lounge in New York City on February 25–26, 1983 and issued that same year on Big Beat Records in the UK, Enigma Records in the US and New Rose Records in France. It was also released by New Rose as a quadruple-7" box set, with an additional track "Weekend on Mars". It was later expanded to album length with three bonus cuts.

Track listing[edit]

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

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Thee Most Exalted Potentate of Love"     3:03
2. "You Got Good Taste"     3:26
3. "Call of the Wighat"     3:47
4. "Faster Pussycat"   Bert Schefter 2:47
5. "I Ain't Nuthin' But a Gorehound"     3:16
6. "Psychotic Reaction"   Kenn Ellner, Roy Chaney, Craig Atkinson, Sean Byrne, John Michalski 3:54
Bonus tracks
No. Title Writer(s) Length
7. "Beautiful Gardens"     3:07
8. "She Said"   Hasil Adkins 5:18
9. "Surfin' Dead"     4:12



  1. ^ Raggett, Ned. "The Cramps: Smell of Female > Review at AllMusic. Retrieved 10 September 2011.