If you don't dig this album, you can kizmiaz....
Damian Saiz | Woburn, MA United States | 11/20/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Hands down, the best and most solid Cramps release EVER! Breaking away slightly from the straight up rockabilly sound to incorporate some surf tones only enhances this already great cd. We also find Lux not as dark and sinister; instead acting up in a fun and playful way with songs like Chicken, Cornfed Dames and Can Your P*ssy Do The Dog? . These songs show the direction the band would pretty much follow for the next several albums. Other highlights however are the songs Kizmiaz (Lux and Ivy's swooning duet) and What's Inside A Girl? (which shows Lux's admiration for serial killer Ed Gein). In all honesty though, there's not one dull track on this album! If you don't already have this one, why the hell not?!"
Wish you were here.
Johnny Heering | Bethel, CT United States | 02/21/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This album features the Cramps usual brand of rockabilly influenced punk (or punk influenced rockabilly), with a bit of surf music tossed in this time. This is one of the Cramps better albums. A lot of fun, raunchy songs like the classic "Can Your Pussy Do the Dog?". It even includes a rare lead vocal by Poison Ivy on "Get Off the Road". A must get for Cramps fans."
Elvis came back, and it ain't purty
KNO2skull | United States | 01/31/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The Cramps are the masters of punkabilly and purportedly the reason for the psychobilly movement, and they really come through on this one! Starting from the start, 'A Date With Elvis' examines all kinds of cultural questions, such as the great 'How far can too far go?' amd. 'People ain't no good' is a thesis on human interaction with Lux Interior (the lead singer). The songs 'Kizmiaz' and 'Aloha From Hell' visit exciting and exotic places to go in a punkabilly, ...sort of way. There's not a bad song on this, and the extras include a rare vocalization by Poison Ivy Rorschac, the attractive guitarist of The Cramps since the beginning. This album is a must have for the curiousity- seekers and old time fans of The Cramps."