Muse just released their first material since 2015’s release of Drones and who better to cover than The Cramps. The video opens with Elvira teasing the screen as those neon letters of slimy signature give way to a lyric video with distorted rockabilly riffs, soaked in heavy reverb. The dark psychedelia is ever present with the energy and vibe of the video. I love the hell out of The Cramps. The music is transcendent of any generation and time and there is a sense of rebellion and wickedness that takes over your mind and body while listening. God, what The Cramps shows must have been like! Okay so back to Muse. As most of you know, members are Matt Bellamy, Chris Wolstenholme and Dominic Howard out of England and they have been doing their thing since 1994. They have been teasing their fans with new music and creating a new sound in the process and here you go!
The Cramps were an American rock band that was born in 1976 and lasted until 2009, following the death of lead singer Lux Interior. Their individual and eccentric style of dark and psychedelic rockabilly heavily influenced the music scene, known as one of the first true punk bands and inventors of that signature pychobilly sound. Genders were flipped and boundaries were no where to be found. Dueling guitars and no bass made for heavy riffs and raw sound.