Bad Music for Bad People

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Bad Music for Bad People
Bad Music for Bad People.jpg
Album art by Stephen W. Blickenstaff (artist)
Compilation album by The Cramps
Released 1984
Recorded Various
Genre Garage punk, psychobilly
Length 31:17
Label I.R.S.
Producer Poison Ivy
The Cramps chronology
...Off the Bone
Bad Music for Bad People
A Date with Elvis
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]

Bad Music for Bad People is the second compilation album of previously released material by the American garage punk band the Cramps. It was released in 1984 on I.R.S. Records and was seen by most fans as a cynical cash-in by the record label, following the departure of the band. Sounds, the now defunct UK music paper, gave the album a 5-star review but said, "Miles Copeland's IRS label pick the carrion of their former label mates even cleaner by releasing a watered down version of the ...Off the Bone singles collection that was released in the UK...The music's still great even if the scheming behind Bad Music for Bad People stinks of decay and corruption".[2]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Lux Interior and Poison Ivy Rorschach; except where indicated.

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Garbageman"   3:33
2. "New Kind of Kick"   3:27
3. "Love Me" Marty Lott 1:59
4. "I Can't Hardly Stand It" Jody Chastain, Charlie Feathers, Jerry Huffman 2:40
5. "She Said" Hasil Adkins 3:13
6. "Goo Goo Muck" Ronnie Cook 3:01
7. "Save It" Mary Biggs, Hargus Robbins 2:55
8. "Human Fly"   2:13
9. "Drug Train"   2:35
10. "TV Set"   3:12
11. "Uranium Rock" Warren Smith 2:26



  1. ^ Raggett, Ned. "The Cramps: Bad Music for Bad People Review" at AllMusic. Retrieved September 10, 2011.
  2. ^ Edwin Pouncey, Sounds, March 3, 1984