Music Video of the Day: Bikini Girls With Machine Guns by The Cramps (1990, directed by Rocky Schenck)


This song, which appeared on Stay Sick!, would become The Cramps’s only top 40 hit in the UK. The video starts with a stand-in for Criswell and then goes on to celebrate the band’s classic psychobilly sound. I remember that this video was viewed on an episode of Beavis and Butthead and the boys really liked it, for obvious reasons.

Director Rocky Schenck has over 100 music videos to his name. He’s worked from everyone from Adele to Alice in Chains to Joni Mitchell. The Texas-born Schenck is also an acclaimed photographer. This is from his biography on the imdb (written by John Adams): “He has collaborated with personalities ranging from Adele, Francis Bean Cobain, Robert Plant, Alison Krauss, Ray Bradbury, Ellen DeGeneres, Baz Luhrmann, Kylie Minogue, Nick Cave, P.J. Harvey, Willie Nelson, B.B. King, Annie Lennox, T-Bone Burnett, Joni Mitchell, The Cramps , Tom Cruise, Johnny Mathis, Linda Ronstadt, Stevie Nicks, Sheryl Crow, Josh Duhamel, Diana Krall, Brian Wilson, Donna Summer, Nicole Kidman, Gary Coleman, k.d. lang, Jerry Lee Lewis, Natalie Cole, Gloria Estefan, Neil Diamond, Larry Fishburn, Rod Stewart, Gladys Knight, Alice in Chains, etc.” That’s quite a list!

Enjoy!

One response to “Music Video of the Day: Bikini Girls With Machine Guns by The Cramps (1990, directed by Rocky Schenck)

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