Songs the Lord Taught Us is the first album by the American psychobilly band The Cramps. It was released in May 1980 on . Records in America and Illegal Records in England. Lux Interior – vocals. Poison Ivy Rorschach – guitar. Bryan Gregory – guitar. Booker C – organ on "Fever". Alex Chilton – producer. John Hampton – engineer. Carl Grasso – art direction. The Cramps – sleeve concept, mixing. David Arnoff – photography.
The jacket reads "file under: sacred music," but only if one's definition includes the holy love of rockabilly sex-stomp, something which the Cramps fulfill in spades. Having spent Gravest Hits mostly doing revamps of older material, the foursome tackled a slew of originals like "The Mad Daddy" and "TV Set" this time around, creating one of the few neo-rockabilly records worthy of the name. Years later Songs still drips with threat and desire both, testament to both the band's worth and Chilton's just-right production.
The Cramps - Zombie Dance (1989 Digital Remaster) (01:55, 320Kb/s). The Cramps - The Mad Daddy (Original Mix; 1989 Digital Remaster) (03:15, 320Kb/s). The Cramps - Rock On The Moon (Digital Remaster 1989) (01:54, 320Kb/s). The Cramps - The Mad Daddy (1989 Digital Remaster) (03:49, 320Kb/s). The Cramps - I'm Cramped (1989 Digital Remaster) (02:38, 320Kb/s). The Cramps - Mystery Plane (Original Mix; 1989 Digital Remaster) (02:40, 320Kb/s). On this page you can listen to the album, get information about the album, see the list of songs and much more. Listen online and stay in a good mood. Org Album: Songs The Lord Taught Us (1980).
In this first full length, the Cramps unleashed a sickness that the country wasn't ready for - and, frankly, still isn't. The album sounded fantastic, despite the weird lyrics (full of werewolves, psycho killers, and other assorted unsavory members of society) and the extreme guitar work. Imagine Sonic Youth, perhaps, in a rockabilly context; that begins to scrape the top layer of the solos of Bryan Gregory. Alterniatively, it has been described as a five car pileup i on the Jersey Turnpike.
Songs The Lord Taught Us. Play. Songs The Lord Taught Us. by The Cramps - 18 Tracks - 54:28. Release date 08/15/1989. I Was A Teenage Werewolf (Remastered). 5. Sunglasses After Dark. 6. The Mad Daddy (1989 Digital Remaster).
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|2||Rock On The Moon
Written-By – Jimmy Stewart
|4||I Was A Teenage Werewolf||3:03|
|5||Sunglasses After Dark
Written-By – Pullen*, Rorschach*, F.L. Wray Sr.*, Interior*
|6||The Mad Daddy||3:47|
|9||What's Behind The Mask||2:05|
Written-By – G. Roshie*
Written-By – The Cramps
|12||Tear It Up
Written-By – D. Burnette*, J. Burnette*, P. Burlison*
Organ – Booker CWritten-By – Cooley*, Davenport*
|SP 007, SP-007||The Cramps||Songs The Lord Taught Us (LP, Album)||I.R.S. Records, Illegal Records||SP 007, SP-007||US||1980|
|2216-203||The Cramps||Songs The Lord Taught Us (LP, Album, Unofficial)||Not On Label (The Cramps)||2216-203||Netherlands||2003|
|SP 007||The Cramps||Songs The Lord Taught Us (LP, Album, RP)||I.R.S. Records, Illegal Records||SP 007||US||1982|
|ILP 5||The Cramps||Songs The Lord Taught Us (LP, Album, RE)||I.R.S. Records, Illegal Records||ILP 5||UK & Europe||1990|
|7243 4 93836 2 3, 493 8362||The Cramps||Songs The Lord Taught Us (CD, Album, RE)||Zonophone, Zonophone||7243 4 93836 2 3, 493 8362||UK & Europe||1998|