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Songs the Lord Taught Us (May 1980) - The Cramps

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Songs the Lord Taught Us kicks up a notch from The Cramps' debut EP, Gravest Hits. Also produced by Big Star's Alex Chilton, this record is a sonic masterpiece of rhythmic distortion.

The songs are a mix of original tracks by Lux Interior and Ivy Rorschach, cover songs, and hybrids where The Cramps mix in obscure rockabilly riffs and early blues/jazz ditties such as "Stick Out Your Can, Here Comes the Garbageman."

I'm not sure why, but both of my vinyl copies of this album have a different track listing from that shown on the cover. "Drug Train" is shown as the first song, but it's not on the actual vinyl. I do have "Drug Train" on a 7-inch single that probably came with one of the albums.

This album sounds best when played on vinyl turned up real loud.

-- March 17, 2011 (DDT)

The Cramps - Songs the Lord Taught Us Original Album Tracks

These are the songs on my vinyl LPs:

Side One:

  1. TV Set
  2. Rock on the Moon
  3. Garbage Man
  4. I Was a Teenage Werewolf
  5. Sunglasses After Dark
  6. The Mad Daddy

Side Two:

  1. Mystery Plane
  2. Zombie Dance
  3. What's Behind the Mask
  4. Strychnine
  5. I'm Cramped
  6. Tear It Up
  7. Fever
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Here's what's listed on the album cover exactly as it's printed (including spelling and capitalization).

Side One:

  1. Drug Train
  2. Garbageman
  3. Rock On the Moon
  4. I Was a Teenage Werewolf
  5. Sunglasses After Dark
  6. Strychnine
  7. Mad Daddy

Side Two:

  1. Mystery Plane
  2. Zombie Dance
  3. I'm Cramped
  4. What's Behind the Mask
  5. Tear It Up
  6. Fever

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