Songs the Lord Taught Us

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Songs the Lord Taught Us
Studio album by The Cramps
Released 1980
Recorded Sam C. Phillips Recording Studio, Memphis
Genre Garage punk, psychobilly
Length 37:53
Label Illegal
Producer Alex Chilton
The Cramps chronology
Gravest Hits
(1979)
Songs the Lord Taught Us
(1980)
Psychedelic Jungle
(1981)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]
Robert Christgau B-[2]
Rolling Stone (favorable) [3]
Smash Hits 7½/10[4]

Songs the Lord Taught Us is the debut studio album by the American garage punk band The Cramps. It was released in 1980 on Illegal Records.

Track listing[edit]

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

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "T.V. Set"     3:12
2. "Rock On The Moon"   Jimmy Stewart 1:53
3. "Garbageman"     3:37
4. "I Was a Teenage Werewolf"     3:03
5. "Sunglasses After Dark"   Dwight Pullen 3:47
6. "The Mad Daddy"     3:48
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Mystery Plane"     2:43
2. "Zombie Dance"     1:55
3. "What's Behind the Mask?"     2:05
4. "Strychnine"   Gerry Roslie 2:24
5. "I'm Cramped"   The Cramps 2:37
6. "Tear It Up"   Johnny Burnette, Dorsey Burnette, Paul Burlison 2:32
7. "Fever"   John Davenport, Eddie Cooley 4:17

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Raggett, Ned. "The Cramps: Songs The Lord Taught Us > Review" at AllMusic. Retrieved 10 September 2011.
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert. "The Cramps: Songs the Lord Taught Us". Robert Christgau.com. Retrieved January 17, 2014. 
  3. ^ Marsh, Dave (24 July 1980). "The Cramps: Songs The Lord Taught Us". Rolling Stone (Wenner Media) (RS 322). ISSN 0035-791X. Archived from the original on 1 October 2007. 
  4. ^ Hepworth, David. "The Cramps: Songs the Lord Taught Us". Smash Hits (March 20 – April 2): 31. 

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