MUSIC

Big Star

Big Star

Thirty-five years ago today, the Cramps released their first album, “Songs the Lord Taught Us.” Yes, it was April 1, but it was no joke. The album was, and still is, a classic slab of “psychobilly,” a term the Cramps themselves coined to describe their wild style. Before the record’s release, the Cramps visited a friend in Los Angeles and brought along the album’s producer, Alex Chilton. Don Waller was there, and this is what he remembers … . (Photo of Lux Interior by Donna Santisi.)