‘Where did Poison Ivy go?’…Stiff Little Fingers drummer Steve Grantley pays tribute to the Legendary Cramps guitarist
‘Where did Poison Ivy go?’…Stiff Little Fingers drummer Steve Grantley pays tribute to the Legendary Cramps guitarist with the debut release from Steve Grantley & the Zed Hedz!
Artist Name: Steve Grantley & the Zed Hedz
EP: Poison Ivy Where did you go?
Release Date: 1st December 2023
Label : Hypermania Records
Steve Grantley is the drummer with punk rock legends Stiff Little Fingers. His own critically acclaimed band RT-Zed has morphed into Steve Grantley and the Zed Hedz featuring Steve on drums and vocals, John Magner on guitar and Jamie Alleyne on bass. Their brand new four track EP titled ‘Poison Ivy Where Did You Go?’ is dedicated to The Cramps guitar player to celebrate her 70th birthday. Steve said “We consider Poison Ivy to be a true feminist rock n roll icon who has been criminally overlooked. She co-founded the band, co-wrote their original material, played all the guitars and on numerous occasions, the bass as well. Ivy produced many of the bands records and it was all achieved whilst looking like a rock n roll Goddess both on and off the stage.”
After the shocking and premature death in 2009 of Lux Interior her bandmate and husband of 37 years, Poison Ivy retired from public life and has not performed or recorded since. Steve explained, “This EP is a shout-out to Poison Ivy just to let her know we miss her and wish her well.” The band stated that, in no way do they want to disrupt or disrespect her wishes to be left alone, explaining; “this is just a note to say, thank you for the inspiration and Poison Ivy we miss you”.
‘Get ready for heavy, infectious guitar riffs and pure punk energy!’ Punctuation Magazine
Steve has also worked with Billy Duffy (The Cult), Glen Matlock (Sex Pistols), Kirk Brandon (Theatre of Hate/Spear of Destiny), Craig Adams (The Mission, Sisters Of Mercy), Julian Lennon and soul singer Oleta Adams.
POISON IVY WHERE DID YOU GO? EP
1. Poison Ivy Where Did Go?
2. My Bombshell Baby From The USA
3. Rock n Roll Fever
4. The Queen Of Rock n Roll
All songs by Steve Grantley
Published by Wipeout Music 2023 All rights reserved