Damned member celebrate 35th Anniversary with gigs
... Founding members of The Damned
Rat Scabies and Brian James will be performing the classic 1st album 'Damned Damned Damned
' in its entirety along with selected tracks from 'Music For Pleasure'. Following raved about gigs at the legendary 100 Club in London in June and for Rats birthday at the Retro Bar, they return to do it all again for a 3 day Halloween weekend blitz of London this weekend. And a further 5 shows in December. Oct Fri 26St Paul's Church Hall , Brentford Sat 27Ruislip, Slough Paul Fox memorial show Sun28 Fiddlers Elbow Camden London Dec Fri14th York ... [ read more ]
Damned, Damned, Damned 35th Anniversary edition on its way
... On December the 3rd , the ultimate version of the first ever British Punk album Damned
is released. Damned
features the first UK punk single New Rose and 11 further tracks, that in just over 30 minutes rewrote the musical landscape. To The Damned
. Punk Rock was all about the the music they played and the attitude required to play it. This anniversary edition contains not only the original album but also a disc of BBC sessions and rarities and the bands first gig supporting the Sex Pistols at the 100 Club, an exclusive 4th disc contains ... [ read more ]
The Damned Celebrate 35th Anniversary
... To mark the 35th anniversary of UK punk outfit The Damned
, the group toured the United States in October followed by the United Kingdom in November. As opposed to performing a greatest hits type set, however, The Damned
performed two important albums in their catalogue; 1977's "Damned Damned Damned
" and 1980's "Black Album". "You would've expected us to do a greatest hits compilation kind of thing - a crowd pleasing set - but the reason we chose these two albums was because the band were at the forefront of two music revolutions if you like," explains Captain Sensible, guitarist for The Damned
. ... [ read more ]
The Damned (1976-)
David Vanian (David Letts) (vocals)
Captain Sensible (Raymond Burns) (bass/guitar) 1976-1983, 1988-
Brian James (guitar) 1976-1978
Rat Scabies (drums) 1976-1995
Lu Edmunds (guitar) 1977
Garry Dreadful (drums) 1995-1998
Pinch (drums) 1998-
Algy Ward (bass) 1978-1979
Paul Gray (bass) 1979-1983
Bryn Merrick (bass) 1984-1988
Roman Jugg (guitar) 1983-1988
Patricia Morrison (bass) 1998-2004
Stu Cummings (bass) 2004-
Alan Lee Shaw (guitar) 1993-1996
Kris Dollimore (guitar) 1993-1996
Monte Oxy-Moron (keyboards) 1998-
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The Damned were the first British Punk band to release a full length disc: Damned Damned Damned in 1976.
Lemmy from Motorhead played bass on the 1978 release Motordamn.
Captain Sensible had a #1 UK hit with "Happy Talk," an old show tune, in 1982, prompting him to leave The Damned to pursue a solo career.
The Damned contributed "Dead Beat Dance" to the 1984 movie Return Of The Living Dead.
Kris Dollimore went from The Damned to Del Amitri.
Brian James left The Damned to form The Lords Of The New Church with Stiv Bators.
Paul Gray was in Eddie And The Hot Rods before joining The Damned. He can no longer play shows due to tinnunitus, a buzzing in the ears.
Patricia Morrison was in The Bags and married David Vanian. She left the band when she gave birth to their daughter.
In 1989 the original 4 members (Dave Vanian, Brian James, Captain Sensible, Rat Scabies) reunited for a "Farewell" tour. The Damned reunited in 1993 without James and Sensible to release Not Of This Earth.
Garry Dreadful and Monte Oxy-Moron were in Captain Sensible's band during his solo years.
They broke up in 1977 and reformed in 1978 without Brian James and Lu Edmunds. Captain moved to guitar from bass and Algy Ward (from The Saints) took over bass.
Lu Edmunds went on to Public Image Ltd with John Lydon. (thanks, Rich - Stevensville, MD, for all above)
Onstage, Dave Vanian often dressed up in formal dress and white makeup, resembling a vampire. (thanks, alex - Glendale, AZ)
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