Everybody Loves: Poison Ivy
Poison Ivy – Nee Kristy Wallace (born February 20, 1953). How can you not love a hot redhead with a huge guitar and a thousand mile stare. When The Cramps first started in 1976, the band could hardly play a note and it seemed Ivy based all her guitar work on the one song she knew well – Ace of Spades by Link Wray. Time saw them all become better musicians and kept them rolling until they disbanded in 2009 – after the death of Ivy’s husband and lead singer Lux Interior. If you’re new to The Cramps (and Poison), check out their first LP on IRS Records – Songs the Lord Taught Us. It’s a perfect mixture of raw rockabilly, wild punk and b-movie song writing – all to the tune of Ace of Spades. Also, see the Bikini Girls with Machine Guns video – it highlights Poison Ivy’s talents nicely.