A Date with Elvis (The Cramps album)

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A Date with Elvis
A Date With Elvis.jpg
Studio album by The Cramps
Released 1986
Recorded Fall 1985
Studio Ocean Way Studios, Hollywood, California
Genre Garage punk, psychobilly, surf rock
Length 43:51
Label Big Beat
Producer The Cramps
The Cramps chronology
Bad Music for Bad People
A Date with Elvis
Rockin n Reelin in Auckland New Zealand
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, released in the UK on Big Beat Records in 1986. The title was appropriated from A Date with Elvis (1959), the eighth album by Elvis Presley. The album was recorded in fall 1985 and engineered by Steve McMillan and Mark Ettel at Ocean Way Studios in Hollywood, California. The album was first released in the US in 1990 by Enigma Records, with the bonus tracks "Blue Moon Baby", "Georgia Lee Brown", "Give Me a Woman" and "Get Off the Road". The Cramps reissued the album (with bonus tracks) on their own Vengeance Records in 2001. The original album was reissued in the UK by Big Beat in 2013 on orange vinyl, and subsequently reissued again by Vengeance Records in the US, UK and Canada in 2014.

The album was dedicated 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 US hit single in 1958. It is also significant in that it is the only Cramps album that features Poison Ivy on lead vocals.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written 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; arranged 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


The Cramps


  • Mark Ettel, Steve Macmillan – engineer
  • The Cramps – cover layout, photography


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