| Fall 1985|
| Ocean Way Studios, Hollywood, California|
Rockin n Reelin in Auckland New Zealand
Psychobilly, Garage punk, Surf music
The Cramps albums, Psychobilly albums, Other albums
A Date with Elvis is the third full-length studio album by the American garage punk band the Cramps, released in the UK on Big Beat Records in 1986. The title was appropriated from A Date with Elvis (1959), the eighth album by Elvis Presley. The album was recorded in fall 1985 and engineered by Steve McMillan and Mark Ettel at Ocean Way Studios in Hollywood, California. The album was first released in the US in 1990 by Enigma Records, with the bonus tracks "Blue Moon Baby", "Georgia Lee Brown", "Give Me a Woman" and "Get Off the Road". The Cramps reissued the album (with bonus tracks) on their own Vengeance Records in 2001. The original album was reissued in the UK by Big Beat in 2013 on orange vinyl, and subsequently reissued again by Vengeance Records in the US, UK and Canada in 2014.
The album was dedicated to Ricky Nelson, whose version of the song "Lonesome Town" (covered by The Cramps on their first EP Gravest Hits and later included on compilation album ...Off the Bone) was a US hit single in 1958. It is also significant in that it is the only Cramps album that features Poison Ivy on lead vocals.
All tracks written by Lux Interior and Poison Ivy Rorschach, except where noted.The Cramps
Lux Interior – vocals
Poison Ivy Rorschach – guitars, bass, vocals on "Kizmiaz" and "Get Off the Road"
Nick Knox – drums, bongos
with:McMartin Preschool Choir – vocals on "People Ain't No Good"
Mark Ettel, Steve Macmillan – engineer
The Cramps – cover layout, photography
1How Far Can Too Far Go?4:11A Date with Elvis (The Cramps album) Wikipedia
2The Hot Pearl Snatch3:19
3People Ain't No Good3:46