Listen to The Cramps’ ‘The Way I Walk’ from Sex Education S4 Ep 3 as Otis picks out a shirt

That cool song playing on the new season of Sex Education as Otis is trying to pick out a shirt to wear for school is The Cramps’ ‘The Way I Walk‘.

The track played on Sex Education, Season 4, Episode 3 around 2 minutes 30 seconds into the episode, and added a little bit of humor to the scene.

It is one of 12 songs played on the episode, which also included tracks from Bikini Kill, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Shy Girl and The Go Go’s on the soundtrack.

When and on what album was The Cramps’ ‘The Way I Walk‘ released?

The indie rock band’s ‘The Way I Walk‘ was released as one of the band’s first ever singles back in 1978.

The track then reappeared on the band’s first EP Gravest Hits, alongside their other single ‘Human Fly‘ and three other new songs.

The Cramps’ ‘The Way I Walk’ then made a third appearance five years later.

This time on the band’s first compilation album …Off the Bone, which came out on the indie record label Illegal Records.

It is a song about a man telling the girl who is in love with him he just is the way he is, with later verses intimating she had better accept him or he will move onto someone who will:

The way I walk is just the way I walk
The way I talk is just the way I talk
The way I smile is just the way I smile
Touch me baby and I’ll go hog wild

The Cramps band itself comprised husband-and-wife pair Lux Interior (lead vocalist) and Poison Ivy (guitarist) along with an ever revolving door of musicians accompanying them.

The band was founded in 1976 and stayed together until 2009 when Lux Interior (real name Erick Lee Purkhiser) died.

During that time, they released nine studio albums, two EPs, several compilation albums, a couple of live albums and more than 20 singles.

Listen to The Cramps’ ‘The Way I Walk‘ as played on Season 4 of the Netflix drama Sex Education via the band’s Off the Bone album on Spotify, and in the video.

The track is one of the band’s most popular songs, with almost 9 million streams on Spotify alone so far.

All episodes of the fourth season and final season of Sex Education are now streaming on Netflix.

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About Michelle Topham

Brit-American journalist based in Austria, former radio DJ at 97X WOXY, and Founder/CEO of Leo Sigh. I've covered K-drama, K-pop, J-pop and music news for over a decade.