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What album should i get first?
is very good and Gravest Hits which is an EP and starts with human fly which is great.
and the best cover of 'Fever' there's ever been.
I HEARTS ME THE CRAMPS
...is where I started with the Cramps, and just look at me now!
This won't be a popular choice, but it has my two favourite tracks on it.
It has to be Off The Bone. I would say Gravest Hits but Off The Bone contains all of Gravest Hits in chronological order too if I remember correctly. All the material up to and including Smell Of Female is pure quality.
instead, I suggest looking up the titles on their lps & seeking out the originals.
their first one, produced by alex chilton. that or off the bone. SLEAZY
After you check out the main albums, up to Smell Off Female, there is also a wealth of essential bootlegs out there. All Tore Up includes some fantastic alt takes. In my opinion the raw un-produced sound of the bands demos at times surpasses the studio takes...