For the first review here at Too Fast, I am reviewing the Cramps second album, Psychedelic Jungle, an album that everyone at the shop has lived with and enjoyed at some point in their life. It hit each one of us at different times, but we all feel the same way about it: it’s awesome. The incredible fuzz attack, along with Lux’s brooding vocals make this record the Cramps’ creepiest for sure. All the songs were derived from past genres, which they beat the hell out of and tore to shreds, before eating and spitting back up as something new and exciting.
Some might argue that “The Songs The Lord Taught Us” is by far the Cramps best effort, but here, this is the album that keeps on spinning. And really, the intensity and pure “fuck you” attitude of it is what makes it stand out. From the opening of “Green Fuzz” down to the last note in “Green Door” you just cant beat the perfect marriage of fuzz, reverb, innovation, and raw grit. Many have tried to match it, but none have succeeded.