DVD review

The Damned - Tiki Nightmare: Live In London 2002

The Damned were always a proficient and exciting live band, and they still are. However, their air of danger disappeared with Rat Scabies, and it's disturbing to find a keyboard-playing goon with a perm and a drummer in a gorilla costume compounding Sensible's permissible buffoonery.

Rating: 2 / 10

Retail dvd (union square pictures, widescreen)


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