The Damned

The Damned: “We were horrible English hooligans”

In 1976, The Damned released the first punk single, “New Rose”. 40 years later, the band’s original lineup – Dave Vanian, Captain Sensible, Brian...

The Damned’s Smash It Up: “It’s about frothy lager… hardly a call to revolution”

“This is when Captain found his ear!” In 1979, the reformed London punks were shunted off to a studio to “make some noise” – result: a hippy-baiting powerpop hit of complex proportions.
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