Co-editor: Kizmiaz Records & Super Loto Editions
Cramped ! is an illustrated anthology of the many bootleg recordings of the American band The Cramps who made their indelible mark on the history of rock and roll over a period of four decades since their inception at the end of the 1970’s.
The book can be read as a a fan book, on one hand offering an exhaustive list of bootleg recordings of the band (including albums, singles, flexes, picture discs, box sets and even postcards), but also involving the participation of illustrators and comic book authors who have been inspired by the bands output over the years.
The book itself comes in the form of a 45 vinyl and is accompanied by an album including covers of some “Cramps” classics by four bands equally inspired by this legendary group. The collection also includes a “Cramps” family tree, detailing the thirty or so musicians who have passed through their ranks.
Cramped ! then is not only by the fans for the fans but also essential item for all lovers of authentic rock and roll.
With the contribution of Winshluss (cover), Moolinex, Imius, Syd Dolby, Nicolas Moog & Matthias Lehmann, Pakito Bolino, Mattt Konture, Oudin Ojjo & Janus Ojjo, Vincent Wagnair, Bingo, Laure Del Pino & Olivier Josso, Romain Marsault (family tree).
Music by Birds Are Alive, Brat Farrar, King Automatic, Magnetix.