It was obvious from watching Mick Cancer when he fronted Pink Slip Daddy that he owed a debt of gratitude to Lux Interior. I have only fond memories of a New Year's Eve bloody nose when my face got in the way of his boot as he went airborne during a Pink Slip Daddy performance at the Khyber Pass. As I learned more Philly music history, I found out that Mick and his first band, Sickidz were friends, not just fans of the Cramps, which Mick documented so beautifully shortly after Lux's death:
Sickidz will be honoring the late Mr. Interior in Philly on Sunday. The
event will feature the music of the Cramps, a showing of their infamous
concert at Napa State Mental Institute, never before seen video footage
and shared recollections.
A memorial service of Crampsong will be performed by The Sickidz.
A portion of the proceeds will be donated to http://www.bestfriends.org
in Lux's memory.
play Tritone, 1508 South St.,
Philadelphia, 215–545–0475, at 9:00 p.m. on Sunday,