Sunday, December 07, 2008

The Damned - So, Who's Paranoid

The Damned are an English rock band formed in London in 1976, 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 rock 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. Dave Vanian (David Lett), Captain Sensible (Raymond Burns) and Rat Scabies (Chris Millar) had been members of the band Masters of the Backside, which also included future Pretenders frontwoman Chrissie Hynde. Brian James (Brian Robertson) had been a member of the punk band London SS, who never played live but included musicians who later found fame in The Clash and Generation X. Scabies knew James through a failed audition as drummer for London SS. When the two decided to start their own band, James and Scabies had invited Sid Vicious and Dave Vanian to audition to be the singer of The Damned. Only Vanian showed up, and so he became the frontman of the band.

Tracks
a nation fit for heroes - under the wheels - dr. woofenstein - diamonds - since i met you - danger to yourself - maid for pleasure - perfect sunday - nature's dark passion - little miss disaster - just hangin' - nothing - dark asteroid.

**The band on this album (THIS IS THE BRAND NEW ALBUM FROM A CLASSIC BAND!!!)
Dave Vanian - vocals
Captain Sensible - guitar
Monty Oxy Moron - keyboards
Pinch - drums
Stu West - bass

** year - 2008
** Label - English Channel Records
** Home-page - www.officialdamned.com/
** Buy - Amazon

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1 comment:

Nazz Nomad said...

this is sooooooooo good.