3:01 Pick Me Up: The Cramps
Let’s face it: 3 p.m. is the cruellest time of the workday. The morning latte has worn off, and the post-lunch crash has you staggering around like an extra from a George A. Romero flick. That’s why, each weekday at 3:01 p.m., we present you with a video hand-picked to kick-start your heart. If the following clip doesn’t bring you temporarily back to life and help get you through the rest of the afternoon, chances are you’re dead inside.
As we continue our countdown to Halloween, allow us to change seasons for one second. Back in the day, every Christmas, a riotously out-of-it uncle of ours would be dragged out of the old folks home so that he could enjoy a “seasonal holiday” with the family. One morning he walked into the living room while the Cramps “Garbageman” was playing on MuchMusic. He looked at the TV, and then spluttered “That’s the work of the Devil”. He was probably right.