I remember how listening to The Cramps made me fall in love with garage punk. The death of Lux Interior should not be a great shock though. A man of his stature craves excitement and danger, so to see him age past 60 is a pleasantly sweet surprise. It is virtually impossible for early goth rock bands not to be influenced by this band and opened doors to great bands, such as The Cure, to success. It is unfortunate for today’s generation to be inspired by pop trash, I feel the real music lies in the 1970s/1980s.