Friday, 14 February 2014

THE DAMNED















"Damned, damned, damned"
Year:  1977
Country:  UK
City:  London
Label:  Stiff
Format:  CD
Tracks:  12
Time:  38 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:        Punk  Rock


















The Damned are a punk-rock band originally from Croydon, England, a suburb of London, who were formed in 1976. Despite being one of the definitive early punk bands they were also one of the most ambitious; with their later albums moving away from the garage-rock sound of their debut and taking in elements from gothic and 60´s psychedelia to progressive rock. They are notable for being the first of the british punk band to release a official single, put out an album and tour the United States. Their debut album, "Damned Damned Damned" was released 6 months before The Sex Pistols’ debut "Never Mind The Bollocks". The Damned have dissolved and reformed many times, with singer Dave Vanian remaining the sole constant. They have incorporated many styles in their music, most notably garage-rock, psychedelic 60´s music, dark-wave, gothic-rock, the British theatrical rock of Screaming Lord Sutch and The Sensational Alex Harvey Band, and New Romantic.   In addition to serving as inspiration for many of the american young bands who created hardcore music beacause their fast punk (in 1976),  The Damned are also generally regarded as one of the founders of goth / dark music. Original members Dave Vanian (David Lett), Captain Sensible (Raymond Burns), and Rat Scabies (Chris Millar) were all members of the semi-legendary Masters of the Backside which included future Pretenders frontwoman Chrissie Hynde.
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"Music for pleasure"
Year:  1978
Country:  UK
City:  London
Label:  Stiff Records
Format:  CD
Tracks:  11
Time:  33 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:        Punk  Rock






















"Music for Pleasure" is the second studio album by English punk rock band the Damned. It was released on 18 November 1977, through record label Stiff. "Music for Pleasure" was produced by Nick Mason of Pink Floyd and featured new member Lu Edmunds on guitar alongside Brian James, as well as guest saxophonist Lol Coxhill. The album was the last album-length studio release to feature original guitarist Brian James, who would rejoin the band in the late '80s and early '90s for a live album and studio single. It was also the group's final album release on Stiff Records. It saw the band move into more complex song structures, while maintaining the punk sound of their debut album. At the time of its release, the album was dismissed by critics as a poor misstep. During August and September they recorded "Music for pleasure", by produced by Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason (of all people), which eventually did just the job for media hacks with a desire to write them off as has-beens. A notable flop, the LP was rather strange in a way that words can't describe, but boasted another clutch of fine songs, some of which were new ones by James. ‘Politics', a re-done 'Stretcher Case', 'You Take My Money' were James originals, but the standout was Sensible / Scabies' infamous attack on the band Television (‘Idiot Box'), complete with parodic Tom Verlaine guitar. Avant garde saxophonist Lol Coxhill even appeared on one track, the Stooges-like 'You Know'. The press hated it and therefore slated it. Scabies, who had to be persuaded to stay in the band to record the LP, left the band before it was released in November. The LP flopped dramatically: despite brilliant cover art by Barney Bubbles, the bad reviews sunk it.
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"Machine gun etiquette"
Year:  1979
Country:  UK
City:  London
Label:  Stiff Records
Format:  CD
Tracks:  12
Time:  38 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:        Punk  Rock



















"Machine gun etiquette" was THE DAMNED's third album but the first after a quasi-breakup and founding guitarist Brian James' departure, which was quite the blessing in disguise. The Damned made history with their punk debut, "Damned Damned Damned" but their second album, "Music for pleasure", was a real stinker. Without James they were able to reinvent themselves. Bassist Captain Sensible switched to guitar and they made an amazing record, far and away their best and one of the best albums of the era. The first song, "Love Song," is absolutely brilliant and the band recorded here (in my opinion) the first "proto-hardcore" songs ever. Hell, the whole record is great.
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"The black album"
Year:  1980
Country:  UK
City:   London
Label:  EMI
Format:  CD
Tracks:  12
Time:  40 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:         Goth Rock



















"The Black Album" was the fourth album by The Damned, and the first to feature Paul Gray on bass guitar. It was released in October 1980 on Chiswick as a double album, with "Curtain Call" filling the whole of side three, and a selection of live tracks recorded at Shepperton Studios for Damned fan club members on side four. The song "13th Floor Vendetta" pays tribute to the film "The Abominable Dr. Phibes" (1971), opening with the lyrics "...the organ plays to midnight on maldine Square tonight". The artwork for the reissue parodied the sleeve of The Beatles "White Album", rendered in black with no details other than the group's name embossed in capitals. "It was said that The Beatles had their White Album, we had our Black Album", says David Vanian.
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"Strawberries"
Year:  1982
Country:  UK
City:  London
Label:  Bronze
Format:  CD
Tracks:  11
Time:  48 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:        Punk        Goth Rock


















"Strawberries", originally titled "Strawberries for Pigs", is the fifth studio album by English punk rock band The Damned. It was released in October 1982 by record label Bronze. Describing the album we can to say this is a mix with old punk-rock, goth / dark music and also an increasing influence of melodic pop and 80´s new wave music. Despite their sound more melodic, the album is excellent and highly recommended.
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NAZ NOMAD & THE NIGHTMARES
"give daddy the knife cindy"
Year:  1984
Country:  UK
City:  London
Label:  Big beat
Format:  CD , LP
Tracks:  12
Time:  30 min.
Genre:   rock
Style:        Garage Rock
















Naz Nomad and The Nightmares released one album entitled "Give daddy the knife Cindy" in 1984. The album was packaged to look like the re-issue of a 1967 soundtrack album to a (fictitious) low budget American horror film. A copyright notice on the front cover claimed the film was "Copyright 1967 American Screen Destiny Pictures", and credits are given for the film's stars, director and producer. Naz Nomad and The Nightmares was a b-side project of THE DAMNED members that recorded an only one album and released live concerts from time to time until 1989. The passion and the nostalgia of THE DAMNED members for the 60s decade is showed here with 12 songs of garage rock, psychedelia and freak-beat music.  Nowadays is still possible to buy this album on CD or Mp3 format  HERE .
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NAZ NOMAD &
THE NIGHTMARES
"Live in London"
Year:  1988
Country:  UK
City:  London
Label:  none
Format:  net
Tracks:  6
Time:  20 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:     Garage Rock










The psychedelic beat combo, Naz Nomad & The Nightmares, were in fact a thinly veiled spin-off of The Damned. Songs collected on the soundtrack album of a fictitious horror B-movie entitled 'Give Daddy The Knife Cindy' were in the main covers by the '60's garage and psychedelic bands that had been an influence to members of The Damned. The album also features two original tracks, neither of which were played in this brief set. The recording comes from the Acid Daze all day event in London's Finsbury Park in which Naz Nimad shared the bill alongside Doctor & The Medics, Ozric Tentacles, Voodoo Child, Gaye Bikers On Acid, Pop Will Eat Itself with the psychedelic real deal Hawkwind headlining. This is the full set recording, which also includes the track 'Looking At You' itself a regular in The Damned's sets.
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"Phantasmagoria"
Year:  1985
Country:  UK
City:  London
Label:  Universal
Format:  CD , LP
Tracks:  9
Time:  40 min.
Genre:   rock
Style:         Goth Rock























"Phantasmagoria" is the sixth album by The Damned, released by MCA records in July 1985. Special editions were available on white vinyl or picture disc — some versions included a free 12" of their No. 3 hit Eloise. After much wrangling, the Damned received a new contract with MCA Records in October 1984 (past member Captain Sensible's hit solo career helped) and recorded the album in Eel Pie Studios between March and June 1985. It reached No. 11 in the charts, and was the band's highest charting album ever. The non-album single "Eloise," (a Barry Ryan cover), released six months later, became a huge UK hit reaching No. 3. The Damned centred the entire album around David Vanian's deep voice, giving much of the album a gothic feeling. "Edward the Bear" is a light pop tune sung by Roman Jugg. The album is currently out-of-print in North America but was remastered and reissued by Geffen Records in Japan in 2007, which features replicas of the LP's outer and inner sleeves and the CD's label resembles the white vinyl edition. One of the best gothic albums written ever. Excellent
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"Anything"
Year:  1986
Country:  UK
City:  London
Label:  Universal
Format:  CD
Tracks:  9
Time:  32 min.
Genre:  electronic
Style:        New Wave



















After Captain Sensible left the Damned in 1984 when his solo career took off with the freak success of his single "Happy Talk," Dave Vanian took over the creative reins of the group, and he began nudging their music in a direction that reflected his growing interest in the goth movement. The Damned's flirtation with goth led to them signing a major label deal for the first time and enjoying one of their biggest commercial successes with the 1985 album Phantasmagoria. But if that album found the Damned looking gingerly into a new direction, 1986's Anything was the sound of Vanian and company falling down a well; fans were probably savvy enough not to expect the Damned to sound like a straightforward punk band by this point, but most of Anything barely even qualifies as rock 'n' roll. The solo keyboard piece "The Portrait" bears an unfortunate resemblance to Nigel Tufnel's "Lick My Love Pump," "Restless" and "In Dulce Decorum" meander at length for all their thunder (and John Kelly's echoing production makes everything thunders if it's meant to or not), "Gigolo" suggests a failed merger of pop and prog rock, and "The Girl Goes Down" is a faintly ridiculous song that borrows from a number of vintage pop styles without distinction. Only "Psychomania" and the title cut generate anything approximating the energy of the Damned's best music, and it's telling that easily the best song on the album is a cover, a reasonably faithful rendition of Love's "Alone Again Or." The Damned began to crumble after Anything, and the band broke up for a spell in 1989; somehow it all seemed fitting after releasing the worst original album in the group's catalog. (*review written by Mark Deming ).
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"Not of this earth"
Year:  1995
Country:  UK
City:  London
Label:  Universal
Format:  CD
Tracks:  12
Time:  36 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:        Punk  Rock




















Underrated and forgot album. Five years after THE DAMNED seemingly called it quits for good, and five years before Dave Vanian and Captain Sensible decided to give the band another go on 2001's "Grave disorder", Vanian and Rat Scabies found themselves working together on a recording project with Kris Dollimore (ex-Godfathers), Alan Lee Shaw (ex-Rings / Brains / Maniacs), and Moose (ex-New Model Army). Stuck for a name, someone figured, "Why not just call it The Damned?" or "I'm Alright Jack and the Beanstalk" and "Not of this earth" became the first THE DAMNED studio album since "Anything" of 1986. One could honestly say with this release that Vanian picked up where the band left off in 1986, but given the low creative ebb of Anything, that's something short of a compliment. In the liner notes Scabies said, "I wanted to make a record that wasn't like a punk album," and this soggy mishmash of dynamic garage rock, psychedelia and art rock "succeeds" in that approach, lacking any of the fire, fervor, or snotty wit that made THE DAMNED great. This recording is simply aa great rock'n'roll work but despite this fact, the reality was the album passed under the radar of many THE DAMNED fans and almost nobody even not knew of its existence. In 1995 was major EMI (Universal) that released the album and one year later another label, "Cleopatra Records" re-made the album with another cover, back and global design and artwork... but neither public nor medias, pay attention to the band. 
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"Grave disorder"
Year:  2001
Country:  UK
City:  London
Label:  Nitro
Format:  CD , LP
Tracks:  13
Time:  58 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:         Horror Punk






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"So, who's the paranoid?"
Year:  2008
Country:  UK
City:  London
Label:  The english channel
Format:  CD
Tracks:  13
Time:  66 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:        Punk        Goth Rock




















Like any album from a band on the wrong side of 30, "So, Who's Paranoid?" comes with a stigma attached: The success rate on these kinds of middle-aged reunion projects is already low, and factor in a founding role in the '70s punk scene and members named Captain Sensible and Rat Scabies and the odds plunge to a nearly microscopic level. Realistically, the Damned is lucky enough to still be alive. Yet somehow the band has done two better than expectations would warrant, not only staying together (intermittently, and with a revolving cast of new and original members) but recording an album that somehow rises above mediocrity. So, Who's Paranoid? plays like a slideshow of the Damned's career, moving from simplistic, three-chord punk ("A Nation Fit for Heroes," "Nothing") to crooning goth ("Under the Wheels"), capping off with a baggy, shambling psych exploration that would be destructive if not placed safely at the end of the album. Along the way, the band makes room for some bloated Broadway style numbers ("Since I Met You," "Nature's Dark Passion") and even a dash of Britpop ("Danger to Yourself"), a thematic limpness that is either a sign of distraction or a way of showing off how diversely talented the band is. This cobbled, retrospective feel is the greatest failing here but ultimately feels like a quibble compared to how badly things could have turned out. The album is consistently smart and musically gratifying, if not overly sharp, and with the generally even tone established by Dave Vanian's refreshingly wry lyrics, it maintains a somewhat united feeling despite its scrapbook sensibility. For a band seemingly long past their prime, this level of quality is no small accomplishment, digging at old veins to create a smaller-scale version of the Damned's earlier successes.
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"live at the 100 Club"
Year:  1976
Country:  UK
City:  London
Label:  Castle
Format:  LP
Edition:  1000 copies
Tracks:  12
Time:  30 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:        Punk  Rock






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"The captains birthday party
Live att the Roundhouse"
Year:  1977
Country:  UK
City:  London
Label:  Stiff
Format:  CD , LP
Tracks:  12
Time:  33 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:         Punk  Rock





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"live at the lyceum"
Year:  1981
Country:  UK
City:  London
Label:  I.D.
Format:  CD , LP
Tracks:  15
Time:  45 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:        Punk  Rock





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"Live - molten lager"
Year:  1994
Country:  UK
City:  London
Label:  Sudden Death
Format:  CD
Tracks:  18
Time:  60 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:      Punk          Garage Rock




















Almost lost and forgot live concert made in Paris, France, June 23, 1994. Five years later german label "Musical Tragedies" decided to release it on CD and one year later, in 2000, canadian label "Sudden Death Records" made the same; this one is an independent label founded by Joey Keighley (AKA Joey Shithead) of punk rock band D.O.A. in 1978. Both labels made a limited edition with also a very few promotion, distribution, etc. Despite these facts, is hard to believe the high quality sound of this recording. The Damned played here its newest album "Not of this earth", which appeared on the market one year later. An hour of excellent psychedelic, garage and punk rock music, with special mention to drums and drummer. Excellent live album.
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"sessions, outakes"
Year:  1993
Country:  UK
City:  London
Label:
Format:  CD
Tracks:  22
Time:  60 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:         Punk Rock






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"Live - final damnation"
Year:  1988
Country:  UK
City:  London
Label:  Sanctuary
Format:  CD , LP , DVD
Tracks:  17
Time:  56 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:        Punk  Rock




















After the album "Anything" The Damned made very few live performances until this reunion concert, which was acclaimed for its public and the record label decided to reccorded on audio  and video format. The concert was place in the "Country Clube" on 13 June  1988. The set begins with the original line up and morphs through the various lineups of the band playing on the tracks that that lineup recorded in the studio. It was recorded at a time the band were in a chaotic state of no record contract after being dropped by their only major label contract, MCA. Various lineups based on this show would tour until releasing the "Fun Factory" single.
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"Live at The Square Harlow"
Year:  1996
Country:  UK
City:  London
Label:  none
Format:  CD , DVD
Tracks:  16
Time:  48 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:         Garage Rock





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"Rarities"
Year:  2001
Country:  UK
City:  London
Label:  Castle
Format:  CD
Tracks:  12
Time:  36 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:          Punk Rock




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https://ia601502.us.archive.org/33/items/damned-2011/tribute.jpg"Smash it up! Damned Tribute"
Year:  2011
Country:  US
Label:  none
Format:  CD
Bands:  19
Tracks:  19
Time:  45 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:         Punk        Garage rock



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"Tribute"
Year:  1991
Country:  US
City:  Seattle
Label:  Musical Tragedies
Format:  CD , LP
Tracks:  19
Time:  60 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:        Punk        Garage Rock




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"Tribute"
Year:  2005
Country:  Japan
Label:  Jet Panda
Format:  CD
Bands:  17
Tracks:  17
Time:  42 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:        Punk  Rock





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"Live - Fiendish shadows"
Year:  1985
Country:  UK
City:  London
Label:   Let Them Eat Vinyl
Format:  CD
Tracks:  15
Time:  45 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:          Goth rock




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"Live on WFMU Radio"
Year:  2009
Country:  US
City:  New York
Label:  none
Format:  net
Tracks:  13
Time:  45 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:         Punk Rock





















The Damned are an English punk band formed in London in 1976. They are notable for being the first punk rock band from England to release a single ("New Rose"), an album (Damned Damned Damned), and to tour the United States. The Damned later evolved into one of the forerunners of the gothic genre. They have incorporated numerous styles into their music and image, including: garage rock, psychedelic rock, cabaret, and the theatrical rock of Screaming Lord Sutch and Alex Harvey. Lead singer Dave Vanian's vocal style has been described as similar to a crooner. The Damned have dissolved and reformed many times, with Vanian as the sole constant member. However, the lineups have always included either guitarist Captain Sensible and/or drummer Rat Scabies, who are both founding members. The current line-up includes Vanian, Captain Sensible, Monty Oxy Moron, Pinch and Stu West.
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THE DOOMED
"les punks"
Year:  1978
Country:  UK
City:  London
Label:  none
Format:  CD , LP
Tracks:  1
Time:  45 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:        Punk Rock


















Edition of 235 numbered copies. Recorded at the Electric Ballroom, 5 September 1978.This "ghost" band named The Doomed is just The Damned members plus Lemmy (Motörhead) on vocals and guitar. The Doomed also performed under name of Motördamned and its musical style could be a balance between hard rock, punk rock and psychedelic rock.
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"Live in Newcastle"
Year:  1983
Country:  UK
Label:   Damned Records
Format:  LP
Edition:  5000 copies
Tracks:  19
Time:  60 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:       Punk       Psychedelic Rock


















In a way the live companion to STRAWBERRIES, this set is pretty typical of an early '80s Damned performance. If you took zaniness with your punk, there was Dave Vanian in full vampire regalia; Captain Sensible dressed as a ballerina or perhaps a nurse; and Rat Scabies generally behaving like the drum-bashing maniac he was.  LIVE AT NEWCASTLE includes a rocked-out version of "Generals," the scathing anti-Ronald Reagan rant "Bad Time for Bonzo," a tune about a guy with purple underwear, "Dozen Girls," and the ever popular paean to bad relationships everywhere, "Love Song." For everyone's enjoyment, the audience chant of "Sensible is a wanker" is included, as is his own unprintable retort. LIVE IN NEWCASTLE is a well thought-out addition to the Damned collection.
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 "smash it up California"
Year:  2002
Country:  US
City:  Los Angeles
Label:  none
Format:  CD
Tracks:  10
Time:  30 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:         Horror Punk





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"Live - 35th Anniversary"
Year:  2012
Country:  UK
City:  London
Label:  none
Format:  CD , LP
Tracks:  25
Time:  75 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:     Punk         Psychedelic Rock





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