The Cramps discography

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The Cramps discography
The Cramps live in Belgium, 2006.jpg
The Cramps performing in Belgium in 2006; original members Lux Interior and Poison Ivy pictured.
Studio albums 9
Live albums 2
Compilation albums 4
Music videos 8
Singles 24
Soundtrack albums 1

American garage punk band the Cramps was active from 1976 until 2009. Its discography consists of nine studio albums, two live albums, four compilations and 24 singles. The band also produced eight music videos.

Albums and EPs[edit]

Album Title Year Record Label UK Chart UK Indie US Chart
Gravest Hits EP 1979 Illegal Records/I.R.S. Records
  • Released: June 1979
  • Catalogue number: ILS 12013
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Songs the Lord Taught Us 1980 Illegal Records
  • Released: March 1980
  • Catalogue number: ILP 005
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Psychedelic Jungle 1981 I.R.S. Records
  • Released: April 1981
  • Catalogue number: IRS SP 70016
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...Off the Bone 1983 Illegal Records
  • Released: May 1983
  • Catalogue number: ILP 012
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Smell of Female 1983 Big Beat Records
  • Released November 1983
  • Catalogue number NED 6
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Bad Music for Bad People 1984 I.R.S. Records
  • Released: 1984
  • Catalogue number: IRS SP 70042
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A Date with Elvis 1986 Big Beat Records
  • Released: February 1986
  • Catalogue number: WIKA 46
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Rockin n Reelin in Auckland New Zealand XXX 1987 Vengeance Records
  • Released: September 1987
  • Catalogue number: Vengeance 669
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Stay Sick! 1990 Enigma Records
  • Released: February 1990
  • Catalogue number: ENVLP 1001
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Look Mom No Head! 1991 Big Beat Records
  • Released: 1991
  • Catalogue number: PDWIKD 101
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Blues Fix EP 1992 Big Beat Records
  • Released: 1992
  • Catalogue number: CDNST 136
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Flamejob 1994 The Medicine Label
  • Released 1994
  • Catalogue number: 24592
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Big Beat from Badsville 1997 Epitaph Records
  • Released: 1997
  • Catalogue number: 86516-2
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Fiends of Dope Island 2003 Vengeance Records
  • Released 2003
  • Catalogue number Vengeance 675
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How to Make a Monster 2004 Vengeance Records
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Singles[edit]

Year Title Chart positions Album
Billboard Hot 100 US Modern Rock US Mainstream Rock UK Singles Chart
1978 "Surfin Bird" / "The Way I Walk" (US)
  • Vengeance 666
            Gravest Hits
"Human Fly" / "Domino" (US)
  • Vengeance 668
1980 "Fever" / "Garbageman" (UK)
  • ILS 0017
Songs The Lord Taught Us
"Garbageman" / "TV Set" (Fr)
  • CBS 8401
"Garbageman" / "Drug Train" (US)
  • IR 9014
"Drug Train" / "Love Me" "I Can't Hardly Stand It"
  • ILS 021
Off The Bone
1981 "Goo Goo Muck" / "She Said"
  • IR 9021
Psychedelic Jungle
"The Crusher" / "Save It" "New Kind of Kick"
  • PFSX 1008
1984 "Faster Pussycat" / "You Got Good Taste"
  • New28
Smell of Female
"I Ain't Nuthin' But a Gorehound" / "Weekend on Mars"
  • NEW33
1985 "Can Your Pussy Do the Dog?" / "Blue Moon Baby"
  • NS 110
#68 A Date With Elvis
1986 "What's Inside a Girl?" / "Give Me a Woman"
  • NS 115
  
"Kizmiaz" / "Give Me a Woman"
  • NEW 71
"Get Off the Road" (Sweden)   
1989 "Bikini Girls with Machine Guns" / "Jackyard Backoff"
  • Enigma
#10 #35 Stay Sick
"All Women Are Bad" /"Teenage Rage"
  • ENV 19
   
"The Creature from the Black Leather Lagoon" / "Jailhouse Rock"
  • Enigma
1991 "Eyeball in My Martini" / "Wilder Wilder Faster Faster"
  • NS 135
Look Mom, No Head!
1992 "Blues Fix EP" "Hard Workin' Man" "It's Mighty Crazy" / "Jelly Roll Rock" "Shombalor"
  • CDNST 136
     
1994 "Lets Get Fucked Up" / "How Come You Do Me"
  • Medicine Label 7-1804 5
      Flame Job
"Ultra Twist" / "Confessions of a Psycho Cat"
  • CRE 180
1995 "Naked Girl Falling Down the Stairs" "Lets Get Fucked Up"
  • CRE 196
2003 "Like a Bad Girl Should" / "I Walked All Night"
  • LC 256
Big Beat From Badsville
"Big Black Witchcraft Rock" / "Butcher Pete"
  • Vengeance 676
Fiends of Dope Island

Videos[edit]

  • 1978 - "Human Fly"
  • 1979 - "Garbageman"
  • 1980 - "Tear It Up" (live) - from the movie Urgh! A Music War
  • 1990 - "Bikini Girls with Machine Guns" (two versions: regular and explicit)
  • 1990 - "Creature from the Black Leather Lagoon"
  • 1994 - "Ultra Twist" (two versions: regular and X-rated)
  • 1994 - "Naked Girl Falling Down the Stairs"
  • 1997 - "Like a Bad Girl Should"

Bootleg Albums[edit]

This is an incomplete list of bootlegs, which can or may never satisfy any subjective standard for completeness. Revisions and additions are welcome.

Album Notes
After Dark live at Hammersmith Odeon, London on March 14, 1986
All Tore Up demos recorded in Akron, Ohio in 1979
Beyond the Valley of the Cramps live at the Ritz, NYC in 1983 and the Lyceum, London in 1980
Booze Party live at the Ritz, NYC in 1989
Bikini Girls with Machine Guns Are Searching the

Creature from the Black Lagoon

live at Docks, Hamburg, Germany on March 13, 1990
Black Leather live in San Francisco, CA on March 13, 1980
CBGB's live at CBGB, NYC on June 10, 1977
Creatures from the Black Leather Lagoon Recorded in Offenbach am Main, Germany in 1990
A Date with the Cramps live at the Free Wheels Festival, Cunlhat, France on August 19, 1995
Demon Seeds & Dastardly Deeds live at Toad's Place, New Haven, CT on February 20, 1992
Demons of the Swamp Vol. 1
Demons of the Swamp Vol. 2 live at Max's Kansas City, NYC in 1978
Don't Pummel & You Won't Pogo.

They Ooze & You'll Throb

live in Hamburg, Germany in 1986
Electric Cheese Tracks 1 -8 – live at Brixton Academy, London on February 25, 1990

Tracks 3–5 – live on MTV Europe on February 2, 1995
Track 6 – live in Montreal, QC on 6 May 16, 1984

Exorcism Night live at Club 57, NYC on August 18, 1979
Faster Pussycat live at the Hammersmith Palais, London on May 28, 1984
Fetischism Vol 2 live in France in 1980
Frank Further and the Hot Dogs live at CBGB, NYC on January 13, 1978
Haunt of the Cramps Tracks 1–8 – radio broadcasts from KFAT, Palo Alto, CA in February 1979

Tracks 9–13 – studio outtakes from 1979

Hot Club live at the Hot Club, Philadelphia in 1977
Human Fly live at the Gigant, Apeldoorn, Netherlands on June 12, 1981
Kizmiaz live in Frankfurt, Germany on April 17, 1986
Last Time for Nick in Paris live at Elysee Montmartre, Paris, France on March 6, 1990
Live at Harry's live at Harry's Hideaway, Toronto, ON on June 14, 1982
Live Venus live at The Venue, London on April 19, 1980
Most Exaltet Potentates of Trash mini-LP
N*zibilly Werewolfen, N'ont Pas De Bausparvertrag live in Palo Alto, CA in 1979
No More Cramped for Space live in New Orleans, LA on December 4, 1979
OFF AIR Semi-official four-disc compilation with demos recorded through entire career of the band (including NYC home demos' 1976; Richard Robinson's demos; Memphis demos' 1977; Chris Spedding' demos' 1978; Akron, Ohio' 1979; Hollywood demos' 1981/1982; Smell Of Female rehearsals, 1983; Janice Long' session, 1986; Cahuenga Blvd Shack' 1988; suite For Cry Baby movie, 1989; and many other rarities).
Persecuted Prophets With B Movie Soul Track 1–4 – Smell of Female rehearsals

Track 5–8 – demos recorded with Terry Graham on drums

Psychedelic Safari live in Seattle, WA on May 20, 1982
Rock'N'Roll Monster Bash Recorded at The Edge, Toronto, ON on July 18, 1980
The Secret Life of the Cramps B-sides collection
Sex & Cramps & Rock'N'Roll! live at Markthalle Hamburg, Germany on April 18, 1986
Songs the Cramps Taught Us 2! live in Offenbach am Main, Germany in 1990
These Pussies Can Do the Dog live in Amsterdam, Netherlands on April 3, 1986
Totally Destroy Seattle!! live in Seattle, WA on May 20, 1982
Transylvanian Tapes Side A produced by Chris Spedding in December 1978; Side B live at Max's Kansas City, NYC in 1978
Voodoo Idols live in Indianapolis, Indiana in 1981
Voodoo Rythm Tracks 1–4 – studio outtakes

Tracks 5–8 – soundchecks
Tracks 9–12 – live at CBGB, NYC in 1982

Wild Psychotic Teen Sounds demos recorded in Akron, Ohio in 1979