The Damned New Rose

The Damned New Rose

The Damned are an English rock band formed in London in 1976 by lead vocalist Dave Vanian, guitarist Brian James, bassist (and later guitarist) Captain Sensible, and drummer Rat Scabies. They were the first punk rock band from the United Kingdom to release a single, "New Rose" (1976), release an album, Damned Damned Damned (1977), and tour the United States. They have nine singles that charted on the UK Singles Chart Top 40.

The band briefly broke up after Music for Pleasure (1977), the follow up to their debut album, was critically dismissed. They quickly reformed without Brian James, and would release Machine Gun Etiquette (1979). By the 1980s, they evolved into one of the forerunners of the gothic rock genre. That decade they released four studio albums, The Black Album (1980), Strawberries (1982), Phantasmagoria (1985), and Anything (1986). The later two albums did not feature Captain Sensible, who had left the band in 1984. In 1988, James and Sensible rejoined to play what was said to be The Damned's final live show. This was released the next year as the live album Final Damnation.

The Damned would again reform for a tour in 1991. In 1995, they released a new album, Not of This Earth, which would be Scabies last with the band. This was followed by Grave Disorder (2001), and So, Who's Paranoid? (2008) ... (read more at Wikipedia).

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Six sessions. All commercially released on Sessions Of The Damned CD except for "Liar" and "Hit Or Miss" (which are on The Radio One Sessions).

THE DAMNED John Peel 30th November 1976

THE DAMNED John Peel 30th November 1976

1.First broadcast 10 December 1976. Repeated 02 February 1977, 31 October 1978, 07 August 1980.

  • Stab Your Back / Neat Neat Neat / New Rose / So Messed Up / I Fall

2. First broadcast 16 May 1977. Repeated 14 June 1977, 04 March 1981.

  • Sick Of Being Sick / Stretcher Case / Fan Club / Feel The Pain

3. First broadcast 08 January 1979. Repeated 31 January 1979, 22 March 1979, 28 May 1979.

  • Melody Lee / Love Song / I'm A Burglar / Looking At You

4. First broadcast 29 October 1979. Repeated 21 November 1979, 19 February 1980, 26 June 1980, 24 December 1979.

  • Just Can't Be Happy / Smash It Up / Liar / I'm So Bored
  • "Probably would have been a hit if it hadn't been vetoed by top of the pops."

5. First broadcast 20 October 1980. Repeated 20 November 1980.

  • Curtain Call Pt 1 / Hit Or Miss / Therapy

6. First broadcast 06 August 1984. Repeated 30 August 1984.

  • Thanks For The Night / Nasty / We Love You / Is It A Dream?

Festive Fifty Entries

Featured in shows

  • 20 June 1984: Do The Blitz (12" - Thanks For The Night) Damned
  • 06 August 1985: Would You [10" - The Shadow Of Love (The Ten Inches Of Hell Mix)] MCA


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