So, according to Lux himself, the Cramps have had many influences over the years... especially those of which are outside of the musical sphere of influence. Some of these influences are: film noir, burlesque, hot rods and Halloween. From what I heard, his name came from an automobile commercial So, I guess the real meaning behind it is (de)Lux(e) Interior---like really plush seat covers, or leather? LOL!
"That said, I strongly feel there isn't much purpose looking for any other rockabilly beyond The Cramps." That's a very narrow-minded pov. In that case, why bother listening to more than one artist/band from any genre? You have a lot of bands from the same genre in your library...so...why did you bother looking for other bands of the same style?
VividSerenity asked a valid question. The vast majority of song on all of the Cramps albums are originals, but they do pay homage to the pioneers of rockabilly. They just add an exaggerated punk rock twist to those songs to make them sound original as well.
'When The Cramps asked me to be in The Cramps, I quit everything, threw my shoes in their air and my books out the window and said, I’m going with you!' Kid Congo Powers interview: http://www.trebuchet-magazine.com/kid-congo-powers-interview-pt-1/
Okay, The Cramps may have been the major influence in the formative days'. Hank Ray talks about how sick he is of the 'wannabe Cramps' accusation: http://www.trebuchet-magazine.com/hank-ray-interview-part-1/