The Cramps at the California State Mental Hospital in Napa, CA

Found this video while browsing a friend’s Facebook page last week. It’s of The Cramps playing live at a mental hospital in Napa, CA in 1978. Absolutely killer.

According to what I can find online, a video of the entire concert has been around since at least 1981. It’s available from various retailers online and lots of torrents exist as well. The whole thing lasts just 20 minutes, and it’s perfect start to finish. You might think it’s a gimmick, but I can’t tell the difference between this crowd and most of the “sane” crowds you’d see down at the Middle East Club in Cambridge or at the Paradise Club in Boston.

“The way I walk is just the way I WALK!!”



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