Dead Like Me

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How many singers have covered the song “Lonesome Town”? Dylan does it sometimes. Paul McCartney. Jerry Garcia. It must have really touched a nerve back there in 1958, when all those guys were still teenagers and Ricky Nelson’s hit version was blaring out of car radios and juke boxes everywhere. Still, of all those cover versions, only the the Cramps truly managed to restart the song’s tinny, psychotic heart. And of all those singers, only the monster Lux ended up completely overcome, sobbing helplessly into the microphone.

Lonesome Town (Baker Knight)
The Cramps

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