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Big Beat from Badsville is the seventh studio album (and 12th album overall) by the American garage punk band the Cramps. It was released in 1997 on Epitaph Records. It was recorded and mixed at engineer Earle Mankey's house in Thousand Oaks, California, in May 1997.[1] It was self-produced by Poison Ivy and Lux Interior. It is notable as the only Cramps album to consist solely of original songs.

Big Beat from Badsville
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Studio album by
RecordedMay 1997
StudioEarle's Psychedelic Shack, Thousand Oaks, California
GenreGarage punk, psychobilly
ProducerPoison Ivy, Lux Interior
The Cramps chronology
Big Beat from Badsville
Fiends of Dope Island
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic3/5 stars[1]

The Cramps reissued the album on their own record label, Vengeance Records, in 2001 with four bonus tracks: "Confessions of a Psycho Cat", "No Club Lone Wolf", "I Walked All Night" and "Peter Gunn".

Track listingEdit

All tracks written by Lux Interior and Poison Ivy Rorschach.

Side 1
1."Cramp Stomp"3:25
2."God Monster"4:06
3."It Thing Hard-On"2:48
4."Like a Bad Girl Should"3:05
5."Sheena's in a Goth Gang"2:44
6."Queen of Pain"3:50
7."Monkey With Your Tail"3:37
Side 2
1."Devil Behind That Bush"3:33
2."Super Goo"2:27
3."Hypno Sex Ray"2:26
4."Burn She-Devil, Burn"2:23
5."Wet Nightmare"3:36
6."Badass Bug"2:25
7."Haulass Hyena"2:48


The Cramps
  • Earle Mankey - engineer
  • Nick Rubenstein, The Cramps - art direction
  • Lux Interior - front cover photography

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "The Cramps: Big Beat from Badsville" at AllMusic. Retrieved September 11, 2011.
  2. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "The Cramps: Big Beat from Badsville [Bonus Tracks"] at AllMusic. Retrieved September 11, 2011.