“Damned Damned Damned” by The Damned - album review

features in: Album Chart of 1977Album Chart of the Decade: 1970s

TJR says

The excellent “New Rose” had whipped up a storm as the first British punk single in October ’76, and took pride of place at the start of side 2 of the LP. “Damned Damned Damned” was released in February ’77 and is widely celebrated as the first British punk album – were they on a mission to make history? At this time they were: Dave Vanian (20, vocals); Brian James (~26, guitar, vocals); Captain Sensible (22, bass, vocals) and Rat Scabies (21, drums, vocals). Dave brought the theatrical drama of Alice Cooper, Brian brought the songs, the Captain was far from sensible, and Rat kept the wild spirit of Keith Moon alive. Nothing matches the “New Rose” single, but there are plenty of cracking tunes on-board such as “Neat Neat Neat”, “Born To Kill” and “1 Of The 2”, as well as a rip-roaring rendition of The Stooges' “I Feel Alright” to finish.

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A1 [02:46] 6.9.png The Damned - Neat Neat Neat (Brian James) Punk
A2 [03:00] 6.6.png The Damned - Fan Club (Brian James) Punk
A3 [02:08] 6.2.png The Damned - I Fall (Brian James) Punk
A4 [02:37] 7.1.png The Damned - Born To Kill (Brian James) Punk
A5 [01:03] 5.5.png The Damned - Stab Your Back (Christopher John Millar) Punk
A6 [03:37] 5.4.png The Damned - Feel The Pain (Brian James) Lo-Fi
B1 [02:44] 8.9.png The Damned - New Rose (Brian James) Punk
B2 [01:38] 6.1.png The Damned - Fish (Brian James, Tony James) Punk
B3 [02:29] 5.8.png The Damned - See Her Tonite (Brian James) Punk
B4 [03:10] 7.2.png The Damned - 1 Of The 2 (Brian James) Punk
B5 [01:55] 6.4.png The Damned - So Messed Up (Brian James) Punk
B6 [04:26] 7.0.png The Damned - I Feel Alright (Dave Alexander, James Osterberg, Ron Asheton, Scott Asheton) Punk

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