The CrampsHuman Fly

Label:Vengeance Records – 668
Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM, Single, Glow-In-The-Dark Sleeve
Style:Punk, Rockabilly, Garage Rock, Horror Rock


AHuman Fly
Written-ByRorschach*, Interior*
Written-BySam Phillips (2)



First Release.
First press matte thin paper sleeve with added glow-in-the-dark ink added by hand to the Cramps logo and lightbulb.
Printing goes all the way to the edge of the sleeve, unlike the later final pressing with a white border.

Front in black, rear in orange color. Labels are orange and black.

Rear sleeve states:
Produced by Alex Chilton
Recorded in Memphis,Tenn. Oct. 1977.

Front Photo/Steven Blauner Back Photo/Inmate Napa State Mental Hospital
©℗1978 Vengeance Records 930 Park Ave NY NY 10028

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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Human Fly (7", 45 RPM, Single, White Border Sleeve)Vengeance Records668US1978
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Human Fly (7", 45 RPM, Single, No Border Sleeve)Vengeance Records668US1978
Human Fly (7", 45 RPM, Single, Stereo, Dark Purple Sleeve)Vengeance Records668US1978
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Human Fly (7", 45 RPM, Single, Reissue, Unofficial Release)Vengeance Records (3)668Unknown
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Human Fly (Lathe Cut, 12", Single Sided, Picture Disc, Reissue, Unofficial Release)Not On Label (The Cramps)noneUnknown



  • Megaladoink's avatar
    Hey guys. So i just got a copy of this and there is a white border on the bottom and the top is curved. Is this the first issue or an older issue and someone added the glow paint. just curious.
    If the white border on bottom and curved top does validate a first press could we add that to the notes please.
    • Bradx's avatar
      I saw the first two Vengeance singles way back in the '80s in a second-hand shop for £6 each. I didn't have much money at the time and wasn't sure about them, so I left them. I did some research and went back in, later in the week, to buy them.

      They weren't there (of course they weren't). I spoke to the owner of the shop and told her they were probably worth big buckeroos. She told me someone had lifted them ... and we were both sad.

      This was a shop I went into several times a week ... and a few days later I was back in there. I spoke to the owner again and she told me she had found the two Vengeance singles, stashed in between some LPs in the album section ... and, sure enough, there they were, on the wall, for £50 each. Oh well.

      This experience told me to buy anything that looks interesting, even if it means I don't eat for a couple of days.
      • thecramps's avatar
        Edited 12 years ago
        This is the original for sure! BUT how do you know it is a third pressing? Because they just took some from the first pressing that they did paint with the glowing color. I don't think it was an extra pressing.
        • hellvisable's avatar
          Edited 11 years ago
          the 3rd press is the one with white borders, first press Day-Glow cover, second press Black and white cover, orange back cover. I know the CRAMPS stuff and this is not the bootleg.
          • hellvisable's avatar
            Edited 11 years ago
            This is the original! The bootleg picture is not clear at all, and the CRAMPS logo is mostly white. This is an original.


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