Stay Sick!

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Stay Sick!
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Studio album by The Cramps
Released February 12, 1990
Recorded 1989
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
Stay Sick!
Look Mom, No Head!
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 2/5 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 Enigma Records. It was engineered by Steve McMillan and recorded at Music Finder, Hollywood California. It was self-produced by Poison Ivy.[1]

The Cramps reissued the album on their own Vengeance Records in 2001 containing the bonus tracks "Bikini Girls with Machine Guns (Live)", "Beat Out My Love," "Jailhouse Rock" and "Jackyard Backoff." 'Bikini Girls with Machine Guns' became the band's only UK Top 40 single, reaching #35 in 1989.

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. "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 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


Notes and references[edit]

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