Songs the Lord Taught Us

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Songs the Lord Taught Us
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Studio album by The Cramps
Released May 1980
Recorded Sam C. Phillips Recording Studio, Memphis
Genre Garage punk, psychobilly
Length 37:53
Label I.R.S. (original US release)
Illegal (original UK release)
Zonophone (1998 European CD reissue)
ViNiLiSSSiMO 2011 Spanish vinyl reissue)
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 I.R.S. Records in America and Illegal Records in England.

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. "TV 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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