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The Damned: Music For Pleasure

Review by Peter Silverton, Sounds, November 1977

CATCHING SIGHT of the title in a news column, I wondered. 'Music For Pleasure'? Have the dervish-like Damned decided to junk all this credibility rubbish, ...

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Parade Of The Punks

Report by Caroline Coon, Melody Maker, October 1976

THE 600-STRONG line, which last Monday straggled across two blocks outside London's 100 Club in Oxford Street, waiting for the Punk Rock Festival to start, ...

The Sex Pistols, The Clash et al: Punk Rock Festival, 100 Club, London

Live Review by Giovanni Dadomo, Sounds, October 1976

High dummy count flunks punks ...

The (?) Rock Special (#5): Other Bands

Profile by Jonh Ingham, Sounds, October 1976

"I don't understand why people think it's so difficult to learn to play the guitar. I found it incredibly easy. You just pick a chord ...

Welcome To The (?) Rock Special (#1): In Love With The Modern World

Overview by Jonh Ingham, Sounds, October 1976

Johnny Rotten, the Clash, the Damned and a committed cast of hundreds of new music makers give the finger to the old farts ...

The Damned: In The Pub Across The Road With The Damned

Interview by Giovanni Dadomo, Sounds, November 1976

1. Point Of Information This isn't, as one might have been lead to expect from the blurb in last week's paper, an 'In The Road' ...

The 100 Club Punk Rock Festival

Book Excerpt by Caroline Coon, '1988: The New Wave Punk Rock Explosion', 1977

Monday, September 20th: The Sex Pistols, the Clash, Subway Sect, Siouxsie and the Banshees. Tuesday, September 21st: The Damned, Chris Spedding and the Vibrators, the ...

The Damned

Book Excerpt by Caroline Coon, '1988: The New Wave Punk Rock Explosion', 1977

IN OCTOBER 1976 Nick Lowe produced the single 'New Rose' in an eight-track recording studio. It was the first U.K. punk sound on vinyl, preceeding ...

The First European Punk Rock Festival

Book Excerpt by Caroline Coon, 1988: The New Wave Punk Rock Explosion', (Omnibus), 1977

VERY LITTLE ABOUT the festival turned out as planned. Initially the Heartdrops (now the Clash), Richard Hell, the Sex Pistols and Graham Parker and the ...

U.K. Report: Sex Pistols And Beyond

Report and Interview by Mick Brown, Rolling Stone, January 1977

LONDON – So this is how legends are born. Not with a song, or even a death, but with an expletive. ...

T. Rex and The Damned: The Beautiful and The Damned

Report by Giovanni Dadomo, Sounds, March 1977

T Rex and The Damned on tour together... will the boppers say nix to the new wave? Will Bolan get blown off the stage? Captain ...

The Damned

Report and Interview by Mick Farren, New Musical Express, March 1977

THE KID IN THE PUB doesn't believe I'm me. "You a roadie?" "I'm a writer." "Yeah?" He's already dubious. "Who do you write for then?" ...

The Damned/The Adverts/Motorhead: The Roundhouse, London

Live Review by Jon Savage, Sounds, April 1977

I FIRST saw the Damned at the Roundhouse last November. Shortly after the release of 'New Rose'. Although the 45 had been successful the set ...

Blind Date with Flo & Eddie

Review by Ken Barnes, Phonograph Record, May 1977

A monthly blindfold test by those masters of Slander Rock, Mark Volman & Howard Kaylan ...

Clash In Euro-Rock Horror

Report by Vivien Goldman, Sounds, August 1977

'Bilzen? more like Belsen' Clash, Damned: Bilzen Festival, Belgium ...

Top Drummers Get Itchy Feet Dept.: Why I Quit The Damned by Rat Scabies

Interview by Peter Silverton, Sounds, October 1977

IT'S COMMON knowledge that all drummers are certifiable nutters but I must admit that when somebody whispered in my ear the other Sunday that the ...

Voyage Of The Damned

Report and Interview by Peter Silverton, Sounds, December 1977

A rainy Friday afternoon in Stiff publicist Glen Coulson’s office. Glen ruffles his hair, takes a swig from a can of warm Heineken and expounds ...

The Torments of The Damned

Report by Charles Shaar Murray, New Musical Express, January 1978

(a somewhat sobering cautionary tale of our time)Charles Shaar Murray asks, is that a light at the end of the tunnel – or another oncoming ...

The Damned: Final Spotlight On The Damned

Report by Peter Silverton, Sounds, April 1978

"OOOOOOOOO CAPTAIN," says Helen from Headingley, "you're so cool these days. That jacket" – indicating his sombre black tuxedo affair and matching multi-colour polka-dotted tie ...

The Damned, Rockpile, Ducks Deluxe: Venue, London

Live Review by Ian Birch, Melody Maker, January 1979

DESPITE THE eleventh hour location change, the Venue was packed. ...

The Damned/UK Subs/The Specials: The Lyceum, London

Live Review by Peter Silverton, Sounds, April 1979

WITH ENOUGH police grouped manacingly outside in coaches, in squad cars and standing around to supervise a couple of Manchester United away fixtures, I suppose ...

The Damned: The Damned

Review by Gene Sculatti, Creem, April 1981

THE GOOD NEWS is that England's surviving punk pioneers have released their most accessible album to date. Songs like ‘Dr. Jekyll’ and ‘Wait For The ...

Dreaming Of A Punk Christmas

Report by Carol Clerk, Melody Maker, January 1982

"COME HERE," cried an excited Captain Sensible from the corner of the backstage lounge. "I've just discovered what this is like! It's like the Generation ...

The Damned: Strawberries (Polydor)

Review by Leyla Sanai, New Musical Express, September 1982

YOU DIDN'T really think they'd gone, did you? After all, it's only four years since their 'farewell' gig, and looking at Jimmy Pursey's Hams 69 ...

Punk: Rogues Gallery

Overview by Kris Needs, ZigZag, January 1986

TO PUT EVERYTHING INTO PERSPECTIVE, AS TO WHERE THE ORIGINALS FROM '76 HAVE GONE; BE IT A WAYSIDE DITCH OR A MAJOR RECORD COMPANY WATER ...

The Damned

Retrospective by Dave Thompson, Goldmine, February 1992

NO ONE could ever have predicted it, but the Damned are the great survivors of punk. ...

The Damned: Eternally Damned: The Very Best Of (Music Collection)

Review by Miles, MOJO, July 1994

THE DAMNED WERE THE FIRST PUNK band to release a single ('New Rose') and to get an album out and in the charts, but it's ...

The Sex Pistols, The Clash, The Damned, The Heartbreakers, The Buzzcocks: Destination Nowhere

Retrospective by Johnny Black, MOJO, December 1996

Twenty years ago this month, the Sex Pistols, Clash, Damned, Heartbreakers and Buzzcocks embarked upon the Anarchy Tour. What followed more than lived up to ...

Citizen Punk

Retrospective by Jonh Ingham, Q, 2005

APRIL 1976 - For me it began at the El Paradise strip club, where the Sex Pistols filled a tiny room with three-chord beat and ...

The Damned's Captain Sensible

Interview by Jim Sullivan, Boston Phoenix, The, March 2009

THE Sex Pistols, the Clash, the Jam — they get punk rock respect more than three decades down the pike, but their contemporaries the Damned ...

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