Stay Sick!

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Stay Sick!
Cramps Stay Sick.jpg
Studio album by The Cramps
Released February 12, 1990
Recorded 1989
Studio Music Grinder Studios, Hollywood, California
Genre Rockabilly, punk rock, rock and roll
Length 47:51
Label Enigma
Producer Poison Ivy
The Cramps chronology
Rockin n Reelin in Auckland New Zealand
(1987)Rockin n Reelin in Auckland New Zealand1987
Stay Sick!
Look Mom No Head!
(1991)Look Mom No Head!1991
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars[2]

Stay Sick! is the fourth studio album (and ninth album overall) by the American garage punk band the Cramps.[2] It was released on February 12, 1990 by Enigma Records. Recorded at Music Finder in Hollywood, California, the album was self-produced by Cramps guitarist Poison Ivy[1] and engineered by Steve McMillan. It was the last studio album to feature founding drummer Nick Knox.

"Bikini Girls with Machine Guns" was the band's only UK Top 40 single, reaching No. 35 in 1989.

The Cramps reissued the album on their own Vengeance Records in 2001. This edition contained four bonus tracks: "Bikini Girls with Machine Guns (Live)", "Beat Out My Love," "Jailhouse Rock" and "Jackyard Backoff".

Track listing[edit]

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

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Bop Pills" Macy Skipper; Arthur Melton McNatt 2:24
2. "God Damn Rock & Roll"   2:38
3. "Bikini Girls with Machine Guns"   3:17
4. "All Women Are Bad"   3:09
5. "The Creature from the Black Leather Lagoon"   3:06
6. "Shortnin' Bread" Traditional; arranged by Ivy Rorschach 2:50
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Daisys Up Your Butterfly"   2:38
2. "Everything Goes"   3:46
3. "Journey to the Center of a Girl"   4:49
4. "Mama Oo Pow Pow"   2:33
5. "Saddle Up a Buzz Buzz"   2:43
6. "Muleskinner Blues" Jimmie Rodgers; George Vaughan 2:51


The Cramps
  • Steve Macmillan - engineer
  • Lux Interior - front cover photography

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ a b Cleary, David. "The Cramps: Stay Sick! Review" at AllMusic. Retrieved September 10, 2011=.
  2. ^ a b McDonnell, Evelyn (May 3, 1990). "The Cramps: Stay Sick! [Bonus Tracks]". Rolling Stone. Wenner Media (RS 577). ISSN 0035-791X. Archived from the original on November 6, 2007.