Fiends of Dope Island

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Fiends of Dope Island
Fiends of Dope Island.jpg
Studio album by The Cramps
Released 2003
Recorded August 2002
Genre Garage punk, psychobilly
Label Vengeance Records
Producer Poison Ivy, Lux Interior
The Cramps chronology
Big Beat from Badsville
(1997)Big Beat from Badsville1997
Fiends of Dope Island
(2003)
How to Make a Monster
(2004)How to Make a Monster2004
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[1]

Fiends of Dope Island is the eighth and final studio album (and 13th album overall) by the American garage punk band the Cramps. The Cramps resurrected their own record label Vengeance Records to release the album in 2003. It was recorded in Hollywood in August 2002.[1] It was self-produced by Poison Ivy and Lux Interior. The album takes its title from the 1959 film, Fiend of Dope Island. "Fissure of Rolando" was dedicated to John Agar (1921-2002).

Track listing[edit]

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

Side 1
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Big Black Witchcraft Rock"   3:28
2. "Papa Satan Sang Louie"   2:48
3. "Hang Up" Ron Gardner 2:44
4. "Fissure of Rolando"   3:53
5. "Dr. Fucker M.D. (Musical Deviant)"   3:17
6. "Dopefiend Boogie"   4:21
7. "Taboo" Bob Russell, Margarita Lecuona 3:48
Side 2
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Elvis Fucking Christ!"   3:18
2. "She's Got Balls"   2:59
3. "Oowee Baby" Jerry Reed 3:08
4. "Mojo Man from Mars"   2:59
5. "Color Me Black"   4:02
6. "Wrong Way Ticket"   4:25

Personnel[edit]

The Cramps
  • Lux Interior - vocals, harmonica, maracas
  • Poison Ivy Rorschach - guitars, echo-theremin
  • Chopper Franklin - bass guitar, rhythm guitar on "Taboo"
  • Harry Drumdini - drums
Technical
  • Rocky Schenck - photography
  • Jimmy Hole - "lurid" layout
  • Lux Interior - typography "fiends lettering"

Mixed and mastered at Earle Mankey's Psychedelic Shack, Thousand Oaks, California

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ a b Rivadavia, Eduardo. "The Cramps: Fiends of Dope Island Review" at AllMusic. Retrieved September 11, 2011.