Farewell Lux

As my musical inclinations run more to Satie and Sylvester than to punk, I wasn't familiar with the intriguingly-named Lux Interior, seen above with his wife Poison Ivy. Together Lux and Poison founded the psycho-rockabilly band The Cramps and donned skintight rubber while singing such songs as "Creature from the Black Leather Lagoon." More recently, Lux provided the voice for the lead singer of a bird band on Sponge Bob Square Pants.

Lux died Wednesday this week but his legacy of pushing the boundaries of taste and music will continue to influence and inspire many.