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  Cramp - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Cramps from lack of salt and water can be treated by stretching the muscle, and of course drinking water and increasing salt intake.
Electrolyte disturbance may cause cramping and tetany of muscles, particularly hypokalemia (a lack of potassium) and hypocalcemia (a lack of calcium).
Nocturnal leg cramps are involuntary muscle contractions that occur in the calves, soles of the feet or other muscles in the body during the night or (less commonly) while resting.
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 The Cramps - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In a short period of time, the Cramps changed drummers twice; Miriam Linna (later of Nervous Rex, the Zantees, and the A-Bones) replaced Pam Ballam, and Nick Knox (Nicholas Stephanoff, formerly with the Electric Eels) replaced Linna in September 1977.
In the late 1970s, the Cramps briefly shared a rehearsal space with The Fleshtones, and performed regularly in New York at places like CBGB's and Max's Kansas City, releasing two indie singles produced by Alex Chilton at Ardent Studios in Memphis in 1977 before being signed by Miles Copeland to the young I.R.S. Records label.
The Cramps hit the top 40 singles chart on both sides of the Atlantic for the first and only time with "Bikini Girls with Machine Guns"; Ivy posed as such both on the cover of the single and in the promotional video for the song.
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 Learn more about How to avoid cramps while swimming in the online encyclopedia.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Swimming cramps, especially when severe and encountered in deep water, have an uncanny ability to induce panic, which may lead to futile thrashing and drowning even if the swimmer knows how to deal with the cramp.
The best way to remove a cramp is to turn over face up, kick the cramped leg into the air in spite of the pain, and massage the cramp with one hand.
Cramps are believed to be caused by indigestion, and by the over-exertion of under-used muscles.
www.onlineencyclopedia.org /h/ho/how_to_avoid_cramps_while_swimming.html   (328 words)

 Encyclopedia :: encyclopedia : The Cramps   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Cramps are a Psychobilly band whose only permanent members have been Lux Interior (Erick Purkhiser) and Poison Ivy (Kristy Wallace), the lead singer and lead guitarist respectively.
The Cramps' music, flamboyance, and glamour influenced or anticipated acts like James Chance and the Contortions, The Birthday Party with Nick Cave, The Gun Club, The Dum Dum Boys, The Meteors, Flat Duo Jets, Billy Idol, and Tav Falco's Panther Burns.
Lux took his stage name from a car ad, and Ivy claimed to have received hers in a dream (she was first Poison Ivy Rorschach, taking her last name from that of the inventor of the Rorschach inkblot test).
www.hallencyclopedia.com /The_Cramps   (830 words)

 Muscle spasms and cramps   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Cramps may affect any muscle, but are most common in the calves, feet, and hands.
The terms cramp and spasm can be somewhat vague, and they are sometimes used to include types of abnormal muscle activity other than sudden painful contraction.
The pain of a muscle cramp is intense, localized, and often debilitating Coming on quickly, it may last for minutes and fade gradually.
www.lifesteps.com /gm/Atoz/ency/muscle_spasms_and_cramps.jsp   (1169 words)

 Postgraduate Medicine: Patient Notes: Nocturnal leg cramps
These cramps are sudden, involuntary contractions of the calf muscles that occur during the night or while at rest.
Nocturnal leg cramps should not be confused with restless legs syndrome, a crawling sensation that is relieved by walking or moving around.
However, sometimes the cramps are caused by overexertion of the muscles, structural disorders (eg, flat feet), standing on concrete, prolonged sitting, inappropriate leg positions while sedentary, or dehydration.
www.postgradmed.com /issues/2002/02_02/pn_legcramps.htm   (569 words)

 The Cramps - Biography - AOL Music
Often imitated, but never with the same psychic resonance as the original, the Cramps celebrate all that is dirty and gaudy with a perverse joy that draws in listeners with its fleshy decadence, not unlike an enchanted gingerbread house on the Las Vegas strip.
In 1981, the Cramps filed suit against I.R.S. Records over unpaid royalties; the court case prevented the band from recording new material for two years, and when they returned to America's record racks, it was with a live album, 1983's Smell of Female, recording during a pair of dates at New York City's Peppermint Lounge.
The Cramps' major-label period proved to be brief, with Cal-punk indie label Epitaph inking a deal with the group to release 1997's Big Beat from Badsville, which featured the same lineup as Flamejob.
music.aol.com /artist/the-cramps/3978/biography   (1033 words)

 Psychobilly bands - The Cramps
Although the Cramps always claim in interviews they don't play psychobilly, it would be odd not to mention them on a psychobilly website.
The importance of the Cramps is that they made young people again enthousiast for a forgotten era in music history: rockabilly.
The CRAMPS have truly lived hard, real lives that have made them what they are -- three-dimensional, flesh-and-blood rock’n’roll heroes -- not Addams Family cartoons, as alleged by disbelieving detractors.
www.wreckingpit.com /psycho/bands/cramps.php3   (699 words)

 The Cramps: Biography
In the spring of 1976, The CRAMPS began to fester in a NYC apartment.
While the jackhammer rhythms of punk were proliferating in NYC, The CRAMPS dove into the deepest recesses of the rock’n’roll psyche for the most primal of all rhythmic impulses -- rockabilly -- the sound of southern culture falling apart in a blaze of shudders and hiccups.
Founding members Lux Interior (the psycho-sexual Elvis/Werewolf hybrid from hell) and guitar-slinging soul-mate Poison Ivy (the ultimate bad girl vixen) are the architects of a wicked sound that distills a cross of swamp water, moonshine and nitro down to a dangerous and unstable musical substance.
www.thecramps.com /pages/biography.html   (350 words)

 The Cramps
The Cramps have returned with a fresh serving of their edgey psychotic rock and roll in 2003 as they have unleashed Fiends of Dope Island on Vengence Records.
The Cramps are back in the flesh with a tour spreading across the United States in April and May. And for those who can relate to the 50's trash culture they portray, they are a must see experience.
The Cramps have gone through different line-ups over the years, with Lux Interior and Poison Ivy as the fixtures (and creators) of the band, have had the line-up over the past four years that includes Scott Chopper Franklin on bass and Harry Drumdini on drums.
www.geocities.com /SoHo/Bistro/4205/cramps.htm   (1806 words)

 The Cramps   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Cramps spent the next couple of months honing their music and their image before taking to the stage for the first time on 1 November 1976, supporting Suicide at CBGB.
Leaving Chilton to work upon their new recordings The Cramps undertook a coast to coast tour of the States in the autumn of 1979 and embarked upon an extensive European tour the following spring to coincide with the release of the album.
Handling bass duties for the duration was Fur (Jennifer Dixon), previously of The Hollywood Hillbillies, who made her live debut with the band in a studio broadcast for BBC Radio One on 7 March; the band having had a session of their Ocean Way efforts aired to coincide with the album's release.
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 The Cramps Concert Tickets
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Cramps band members Lux Interior, vocals, born Erick Lee Purkhiser; ""Poison Ivy"" Rorschach, guitar, born Kirsty Marlana Wallace; Bryan Gregory, guitar; and his sister, Pam Balam, drums, later moved to New York, where they were in the emerging punk scene.
www.soldouteventtickets.com /listings/240/240/8168/Concerts/cramps   (592 words)

 Period Cramps
Cramps are caused by prostaglandins (say: pross-tuh-glan-dunz), chemicals a girl's body produces to make the muscles of the uterus contract.
Cramps may worry some girls at first if they don't know they're often a normal part of having a monthly period.
It may seem weird that cramping would be genetic, but it appears to be true.
www.kidshealth.org /kid/grow/girlstuff/period_cramps.html   (590 words)

 The Cramps live at Universalbuzz.com!!!
While the jackhammer rhythms of punk were proliferating in NYC, The Cramps dove into the deepest recesses of the rock n' roll psyche for the most primal of all rhythmic impulses - rockabilly - the sound of southern culture falling apart in a blaze of shudders and hiccups.
Dangerously bizarre but most of all cool, The Cramps represent everything that is truly reprehensible about rock n' roll.
They coined the now popular term "psychobilly" on their 1976 gig posters, and they are the architects of an eclectic sound that has spawned an entire subversive subculture.
www.universalbuzz.com /catalogresults.asp?offset=42&ArtistNumber=317   (242 words)

 The Cramps
The Cramps are a punk rock/rockabilly band whose only permanent members have been Lux Interior (Erick Purkhiser) and Poison Ivy (Kristy Wallace), the lead singer and lead guitarist respectively.
This album was my introduction to The Cramps, and it highlights the best of their early (and best) albums on I.R.S. Records, from the days when that was the most happening punk/new wave label.
The Cramps successfully mix rockabilly, surf trash, punk, country and garage into an outta sight 60's B-horror movie sound that opens the ears,boggles the mind, and gets you to jump around the room, insane and highly recommended.
www.jahsonic.com /Cramps.html   (1550 words)

 The Cramps, The Astoria, September 26 2003
Even though their best recorded work is well and truly behind them, a Cramps show still stands as a testament to pure unadulterated fun, hedonism and degenerate rock’n’roll while showing bands more than half their age just how it’s done.
The fact is The Cramps have been doing this for nigh on thirty years for the simple reason that they love it and they mean it.
There are few bands that genuinely walk it like they talk it and even if their recent output doesn’t match the dizzy heights of yore, The Cramps are still needed to set the benchmark for just how exciting rock’n’roll can and should be and as a valuable lesson in how to grow old disgracefully.
www.xfm.co.uk /Article.asp?id=13488   (461 words)

 Ink 19 :: The Cramps
But the Cramps, for all their worn-out rockabilly solutions and grave-digging references, are still able to reinvent themselves every time around, if only by slightly altering their musical approach.
These days, the Cramps sound more alive than they have in a long while, which may or may not be a compliment for a band preoccupied with the morbid.
Not that the Cramps have lost any of their edge, because they haven't.
www.ink19.com /issues/july2003/musicReviews/musicC/cramps.html   (260 words)

 Cramps Official Epitaph Bio
Cramps represent everything that is truly reprehensible about rock n' roll.
Cramps are about real rock' n' roll, and that means kicks.
Cramps are just kidding around, then it's obvious that you're not a part of their
members.shaw.ca /thecramps/epitaph.html   (811 words)

 The Cramps - How To Make A Monster CD review
And with a collection of ludicrously ultra-lo-fi recordings from this influential punk band it's a warning that should definitely be heeded by the casual fan.
Considering that the best of The Cramps studio output has always had a purposely lo-tech sound to it, the quality of these unearthed rarities will hardly come as a shock to Cramps fans.
While the Max's stuff sounds as if it was recorded with a cheesy portable cassette recorder from the last stall in the guys john, the material from CBGBs sounds much cleaner.
www.concertlivewire.com /crampscd.htm   (318 words)

 Muscle Cramps - Welcome to The National Parkinson Foundation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Leg and arm cramps may occur in multiple sclerosis, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), spinal stenosis, peripheral nerve disease, muscular dystrophy, muscle injury, poliomyelitis or post polio syndrome.  The cramps in these disorders, unlike in PD, usually but not always occur during activity and are relieved by rest.
Leg cramps may be caused by decreased blood flow to the legs.  Although there is no actual muscle contraction, symptoms may include cramping pain in one or both calves that occurs with activity and is relieved by rest.
The main symptom of peripheral vascular disease in the leg is a tight or squeezing pain in the calf, foot, thigh, or buttock that occurs during exercise.  As the condition worsens, leg pain may occur after only minimal activity or even when at rest.
www.parkinson.org /site/pp.asp?c=9dJFJLPwB&b=100092   (709 words)

 Amazon.com: Songs the Lord Taught Us: Music: The Cramps   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Cramps got away with their Z-movie, zombie-rock schtick because they were so intense in their conviction that it had more value than middlebrow humanist pop.
Lux came off as a crazed late-night horror-movie host crossed with Elvis; Poison Ivy was the ghoulish ice-queen tearing off blistering chops on her guitar; Bryan Gregory the occult-obsessed second guitarist--no bass here!--who eventually disappeared into the Florida swamps; and Nick Knox holds down the back-beat, expressionless behind those fl shades.
The Cramps were a bunch of trash-soaked, horny rock n roll zombie punks who worshiped at the alter of American junk culture.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B000001I09?v=glance   (1486 words)

 The Cramps
One that we agreed on was the Cramps and B-52s.
Since the Cramps record their stuff live in the studio anyway -- there's not that much difference between this and a studio album like "Songs the Lord Taught Us." The crowd seemed to be supportive enough to coax a lively performance out of the band.
By this point, in Cramps history, the driving early punkish psychobilly is almost forgotten, replaced by the r&bish psychobilly that helped define and keep alive the Cramps in the heart of the Thriller and Red Corvette era...
www.markprindle.com /cramps.htm   (8110 words)

 Amazon.com: Bad Music for Bad People: Music: The Cramps   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Cramps are one of the best rock 'n' roll bands ever, and this is the perfect starting place if you want to get into them.
The Cramps destroy the innocent sound of late `50's rock and roll by adding blatant sex and drugs themes in an offensive and psychotic manner.
The Cramps will take you there and play "She" and "All Women Are Bad" for your mother she will appreciate it.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B000001I0E?v=glance   (1323 words)

 NIPP: Artists: The Cramps
While the jackhammer rhythms of punk were proliferating in NYC, The CRAMPS dove into the deepest recesses of the rock’n’roll psyche for the most primal of all rhythmic impulses—rockabilly—the sound of southern culture falling apart in a blaze of shudders and hiccups.
As late night sci-fi reruns colored the room, The CRAMPS also picked and chose amongst the psychotic debris of previous rock eras—instrumental rock, surf, psychedelia, and sixties punk.
The CRAMPS have truly lived hard, real lives that have made them what they are—three-dimensional, flesh-and-blood rock’n’roll heroes—not Addams Family cartoons, as alleged by disbelieving detractors.
www.nipp.com /artists/detail/the-cramps   (593 words)

 The Cramps Discography, Biography and Links at Mr Bill's I.R.S. Records Corner
Erick took the stage name "Lux Interior" from an ad he saw describing an automobile ("Lux" as in the advertising abbrv for "Deluxe") and Kristy took the name "Poison Ivy Rorschach", from a dream she had (of course, everyone knows that a Rorschach Test is the ink blot quiz a shrink gives folks).
The Cramps dove into the deepest recesses of the Rock'n'Roll Psyche for the most primal of all rhythmic impulses -- Rockabilly -- the sound of Southern Culture falling apart in a blaze of shudders and hiccups...
The Cramps don't pummel and you won't pogo.
www.irscorner.com /c/cramps.html   (2765 words)

 *kitty magik*
This new Cramps release documents the very beginnings of a band founded on a dream that'd never before been had.
Naturally--given that the Cramps were a broke band living in a hole-in-the-wall on New York City's east side--the production quality is decidedly poor and low quality, looking to capture the primal feel of early rock 'n' roll, and blues.
In spite of some of the slight discomfort that comes with lo-fi listening, the set displays a band that, even at their very inexperienced start, had a powerful, raw sense of what's at the heart of any good rock 'n' roll: soul, and pure energy.
www.kittymagik.com /reviewsViewer.asp?artist=719   (289 words)

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