Watch The Cramps’ Long-Lost “Human Fly” Film: So Rare, Lux & Ivy Didn’t Own A Copy

By on April 23, 2015

Dangerous Minds have a new post up today heralding the rediscovery of a long-lost Cramps short film for “Human Fly,” an artefact so rare that apparently even Lux and Ivy do not have a copy of the film.

DM: The story goes that in 1978, the Cramps made a video, filmed by Alex de Laszlo, for their song “Human Fly” that featured singer Lux Interior (RIP 2009) in a classic movie-monster transformation scene—but it seemed like nobody saw it, or could even prove it existed. A close perusal of Thomas Owen Sheridan’s collection of contemporary zine articles about the band — itself a rare Cramps collectible — yielded exactly one reference to its existence.

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Meanwhile, have a look at this video of Lux and Ivy taking a limo ride and talking about their interests and career. This was broadcast on StubTV, a half-hour newsmagazine-style program from 1987 that was actually included on Night Flight for a short time (the initial run of SnubTV‘s first 14 episodes).

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(h/t Dangerous Minds)

About Bryan Thomas

Bryan Thomas has been a freelancing writer/critic for All Music Guide, and a contributor to Launch, Music Connection, Big Takeover and numerous other publications and entertainment websites, blogs and zines, most of them long gone. He's written more than sixty sets of liner notes. He’s also worked for over twenty years at mostly reissue record labels -- prior to that he worked in bookstores and record stores, going all the way back to the original vinyl daze. He lives in the Miracle Mile neighborhood of Los Angeles, CA.