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  • Audio Cassette (March 10, 1992)
  • Label: EMI Distribution
  • ASIN: B00000EEZG
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,326,463 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. How Far Can Too Far Go?
2. The Hot Pearl Snatch
3. People Ain't No Good
4. What's Inside a Girl?
5. Can Your Pussy Do the Dog?
6. Kizmiaz
7. Cornfed Dames
8. Chicken
9. (Hot Pool Of) Womanneed
10. Aloha from Hell
11. It's Just That Song

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Mike Reed VINE VOICE on April 5, 2006
Format: Audio CD
Originally released in 1986, as this was their fifth 'actual' record (is that all?). Either way, 'Date With Elvis' showcases some great rockin' psycho-billy for your listening pleasure. Just about every track here kicks ass, like the swinging "The Hot Pearl Snatch", "What's Inside A Girl?", "Can Your Pussy Do The Dog?", "Corn-fed Dames" (forgot all about this superb cut), the boot-stompin' "Chicken" and "Aloha From Hell". As with most Cramps releases, 'Date With Elvis' is most worth repeated spins. Simply a must-have.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Kasey G on September 19, 2011
Format: Audio CD
By 1986 the core members of The Cramps had been together for a decade and thus the basic formula for a good album was probably like second nature to them by this time.

"A Date With Elvis" kicks off with the eerie, Suicide-like drone that appeared on 1984's "New Kind of Kick". But then the drums immediately kick off one of The Cramps catchiest, toe-tapping-est numbers in "How Far Can Too Far Go", in which Lux's vocals seem more upfront that ever.

There's some humorous and racy songs in the pounding "Hot Pearl Snatch", twist-friendly "Can Your Pussy Do the Dog" and the play-on-words "Kizmiaz"--a real departure--with it's dreamy, fairy-tale atmosphere and female backup vocals.

The super-fast "Chicken" is Lux in Jerry Lee Lewis soundalike mode; the spritual "(Hot Pool of) Womanneed" is his best Elvis-as-an-evangelist impersonation. "Aloha From Hell" has much in common with Elvis movie melodies like "Viva Las Vegas". There's a twangy ballad called "It's Just That Song" but it doesn't amount to much.

"People Ain't No Good" is straight-ahead rock and roll that features a children's chorus; "Cornfed Dames" has to be their most explosive song ever; the best number is "What's Inside a Girl" which reaches its boiling point at the third verse when those drumsticks start clicking away (Rock-n-roll just doesn't get any better than this).

Make sure you get the remastered version with the four bonus tracks: The western-sounding "Blue Moon Baby", slinky "Georgia Lee Brown" and "Give Me a Woman" as well as the rare 'girls-on-lead-vocals' "Get Off The Road".

"A Date With Elvis" is The Cramps at the top of their game. Along with 1980's "Songs The Lord Taught Us", this is a Must-Have!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By S. O'Brien on January 9, 2011
Format: Audio CD
This was actually the first Cramps cd I ever got and now that I own the rest of their cds this one has always remained my favorite. If you are new to The Cramps this would be a great album to start with. They are hard to label - part punk, rockabilly, psychobilly, surf, and just plain rock n roll all thrown together. Lead singer Lux Interior died in 2009 and the band called it quits after a career lasting more than 30 years. This album originally was released in 1986 and contains some of my all-time favorite Cramps songs. "The Hot Pearl Snatch", "What's Inside A Girl?", and "Can Your Pussy Do The Dog?" are my top three songs on here, but this album is really solid from start to finish.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By KNO2skull on January 30, 2003
Format: Audio CD
The Cramps are the masters of punkabilly and purportedly the reason for the psychobilly movement, and they really come through on this one! Starting from the start, 'A Date With Elvis' examines all kinds of cultural questions, such as the great 'How far can too far go?' amd. 'People ain't no good' is a thesis on human interaction with Lux Interior (the lead singer). The songs 'Kizmiaz' and 'Aloha From Hell' visit exciting and exotic places to go in a punkabilly, ...sort of way. There's not a bad song on this, and the extras include a rare vocalization by Poison Ivy Rorschac, the attractive guitarist of The Cramps since the beginning. This album is a must have for the curiousity- seekers and old time fans of The Cramps.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Johnny Heering on February 20, 2006
Format: Audio CD
This album features the Cramps usual brand of rockabilly influenced punk (or punk influenced rockabilly), with a bit of surf music tossed in this time. This is one of the Cramps better albums. A lot of fun, raunchy songs like the classic "Can Your Pussy Do the Dog?". It even includes a rare lead vocal by Poison Ivy on "Get Off the Road". A must get for Cramps fans.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Damian Saiz on November 19, 2003
Format: Audio CD
Hands down, the best and most solid Cramps release EVER! Breaking away slightly from the straight up rockabilly sound to incorporate some surf tones only enhances this already great cd. We also find Lux not as dark and sinister; instead acting up in a fun and playful way with songs like Chicken, Cornfed Dames and Can Your P*ssy Do The Dog? . These songs show the direction the band would pretty much follow for the next several albums. Other highlights however are the songs Kizmiaz (Lux and Ivy's swooning duet) and What's Inside A Girl? (which shows Lux's admiration for serial killer Ed Gein). In all honesty though, there's not one dull track on this album! If you don't already have this one, why the hell not?!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Fredstrong on January 12, 2014
Format: Vinyl Verified Purchase
The orange vinyl is snazzy, and the album itself is great! The date opens with a dirty oscillating guitar chord, which turns into , How Far Can Too Far Go? A worthy question from Rock & Roll's acerbic first couple. Hot Pearl Snatch and What's Inside A Girl, are the standout songs here, but there's plenty of great stuff. If you like the Cramps take on rockabilly, you will approve.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Joe Dusza on February 9, 2013
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If you're looking for a rockin' time, you've found it. If you're looking for song lyrics that will make you "rewind" and laugh the second time around, you've found them. The best of an awesome situation, says this humble reviewer. If you enjoy garage rock peppered with psychobilly madness, then this album will keep your head spinning. Definitely money well-spent here.
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