The Cramps

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Eligible since: 2003 (The 2004 Induction Ceremony)

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Will The Cramps be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?
"Musical excellence is the essential qualification for induction."


15 comments so far (post your own)

For sure. Definitely The Cramps - they were the first to blend rockabilly with punk!

Posted by Glenn Cole on Thursday, 10.4.07 @ 16:41pm

The RnR Hall of Fame isn't really worth shit but The Cramps should be recognized for how they have brought so much classick music to people who never knew it existed. The Cramps STAY SICK - TURN BLUE!!! Too Bad You're Gonna Die!!!

Posted by Paul on Friday, 11.30.07 @ 12:05pm


Posted by Joe-Skee on Sunday, 12.7.08 @ 12:42pm

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame without the Cramps is like the Chicago Cubs without a World Series win...a damn shame. The only difference is the Cubs do not deserve to win while the Cramps walk on water! Lux Interior for President!!!!!

Posted by Dan Gura on Saturday, 01.10.09 @ 14:48pm

R.I.P. Lux... Gone but not forgotten.

Posted by Joe-Skee on Thursday, 02.5.09 @ 13:17pm

You want answers??
Go to and visit Lux's guestbook and read for yourself. I've read thru hundreds of messages from brokenhearted fans who are mourning his recent passing.

The Cramps and Lux were revered like no other and were held in the HIGHEST esteem by legions of fans internationally. The live shows were "events." They never broke up in 30+ years. They embodied many crucial genres of american music - blues, rockabilly, surf, garage, punk, psychedelia.

Will The Cramps be inducted into the Hall of Fame? Who knows. Should they? Absolutely!!!!!!

Posted by tommy gunne on Thursday, 02.12.09 @ 21:34pm

The week Lux passed away they held the Grammy's that weekend, and not ONE artist mentioned anything about his death or The Cramps.
Only Morrissey shouted his name at a performance on the Jimmy Kimmel Show.

The Cramps are to good to be in the Rock of Fame. Their music will live on and their fans will never forget them!!


Posted by iNDO on Saturday, 07.18.09 @ 03:02am

Having seen The CRAMPS no less than twenty times between 1978 and 2004 I offer my two-pronged opinion :
The CRAMPS place among the "Rock & Roll Hall of Fame" would be of no loss to anyone.
Why? Because the majority of Lux and Ivy's musical heroes themselves are not represented.
I'm certain the two of them would cringe at being hoisted into the mainstream.
The real loss is the fact we no longer have The CRAMPS!
The CRAMPS were the "Rock & Roll Hall of Fame" live onstage and on record.
And whether you paid $3.75 or $37.50 to see them - you got your money's worth down to the last damn red cent!
I know I sure did !

Posted by Jeffrey Lee on Sunday, 12.12.10 @ 08:54am

Just in case anyone misunderstood my comment above...
Do I think The CRAMPS deserve to be in the "Rock & Roll Hall of Fame"?
Yes I do.
But it would serve no useful purpose.
As I stated above; The CRAMPS embodied the "Hall of Fame" by their existence alone.
And I believe one would be hard pressed to argue that they didn't give their fans the finest education in American roots music, pop culture and film...just to name a few.
They kicked down many a door for me to pass through.
And any degree in music/pop culture I could get from the best universities in the world - could not compare to the education Lux and Ivy bestowed upon me.

Posted by Jeffrey Lee on Sunday, 12.12.10 @ 09:23am

They actually have both the influence and innovation factor down as they are recognized as one of the initial innovators of psychobilly (punk+rockabilly), and are influential to that movement.

I can't see them getting in, but they do have some awesome songs. They also have several albums worth checking out for those of you interested.

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Sunday, 11.27.11 @ 13:44pm

The Meteors were also important to the psychobilly movement. Don't see a page on here for them.

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Sunday, 11.27.11 @ 13:45pm


Also, where's the page for Tav Falco's Panther Burns? And Hasil Adkins?

Posted by Chalkie on Friday, 12.28.12 @ 12:27pm


Posted by BulmaPunkRocker on Sunday, 07.6.14 @ 23:20pm

i guarantee if Morrissey had a vote these excellent artists would have been in the hall years ago. Songs The Lord Taught us is one of the best records of all time let alone within the punk genre. Definatly worthy of induction althought it likely will never happen.

Posted by jdog on Wednesday, 12.16.15 @ 09:39am

Yes , The Cramps should be in the Hall , because their Influence was and is still very strong and big ! And besides this Commercial Shit there is and was always around , they really fight and worked very hard for their Band , because they are a real Rock and Roll Band , they create their own world and give this Rock and Roll Music a very special meaning , in their own way !!

Posted by joe on Sunday, 12.17.17 @ 12:10pm

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