Cramps - 'Big Beat From Badsville' (Epitaph)
Mike Reed | USA | 01/30/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Looks like 'Big Beat...' is the Cramp's tenth album,for it's very similar to it's predecessor 'Flamejob'.I've always liked this band for several reasons.What the new/old fan gets here is timeless psychobilly from a punk ensemble that first showed it's ugly face during the new wave music era,being the late '70's.One thing about the Cramps is,they change very little.Which in this case is a good thing.Tunes here I liked best were the in-your-face opener "Cramp Stomp","Sheena's In A Goth Gang","Queen Of Pain","Super Goo" and "Wet Nightmare".The tracks here seem to refer to subjects like violence,leather straps,old horror flicks and rough sex,as usual.Couldn't speak for anyone else,but I have no complaints here.A very decent CD."
Great band, mediocre offering
TimothyFarrell22 | Massachusetts | 04/04/2005
(2 out of 5 stars)
"The Cramps are one of the greatest bands of all time, but this manages to be a below-par offering from the godfathers of Psychobilly. There is nothing new offered on this album, and all the songs sound like rejects from the debut. In end, this is a fun listen the first time, but it isn't as memorable or affecting as the group's earlier works. You probably won't take it out of it's case more than once. However, it is 97% better than anything else on Epitaph."