We want to share with you this message from Ivan's dear friend, former bandmate Richard Hell, who will also play the sold out May 4 concert at City Winery NYC.
"I’ve known Ivan since he was 21, in spring 1976 (40 years ago), when Bob Quine and Marc Bell and I were auditioning people to become Quine’s Voidoid co-guitarist.
By Howie Pyro - The Cramps, punk rock band you say? The originators of Psychobilly you say? - Kinda, sorta, but nah. The Cramps are purveyors of a plethora of pornographic punk pulchritude that, all rolled together, seems to have formed its own lifestyle that includes clothing, hair, glasses, shoes, cars, films, restaurants, books, and music– all referenced in not-so-secret messages in their songs