Looney tunes! The Cramps live at Napa State

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In 1968 Johnny Cash played a free gig for inmates of Folsom Prison, a show that yielded the legendary album At Folsom Prison. Almost ten years to the month, in June 1978, New York’s The Cramps – “the hottest things from the North to come out of the South” – with support from The Mutants, played a free show for some 300 inmates at Napa State Hospital, a psychiatric facility situated on the Napa Vallejo Highway in California.
Original languageEnglish
Specialist publicationcarltonbrick.net
Publication statusPublished - 10 Nov 2019


  • Trash Culture
  • Kitsch
  • Rockabilly
  • Popular culture
  • The Cramps
  • Mental health


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