You think I had forgotten about my weekly musical recommendation? No way! Gotta apologize though, for being so late, but considering Easter holidays and all the activities occupying much of my time, plus other posts written, this delay is admissible.
To be honest, I’ve been wondering about the album of the week quite often, changing my mind a lot, mainly due to my vinyl fever of the latest days, recovering albums such as Vol. 4, Grande Rock, Too Much Too Soon, or So Alone, among many others.
Eventually my ears appointed The Damned debut album, Damned Damned Damned, as the chosen one.
Curiously, I don’t usually listen to this band very often. There’s no certain reason for that, because whenever I do it, I always think they’re a great band, I’d dare say I prefer them over Sex Pistols no less.
Believe it or not, I associate them to good past memories. They were the first band I saw at a venue right after moving to London back in 1998, and the show was one of the wildest and funniest I’ve ever seen, due to audience completely mental, throwing full cans of beers, people jumping onto stage, everybody singing crazy…it was awesome! I was the typical Spanish dupe, flipping and thinking, where the fuck am I? I’ve seen The Damned 3 times, and definitely Dave Vanian is a cool frontman. Remember him dressed up as a doctor, giving latex surgical gloves to everyone…hahaha
Why Damned Damned Damned? I was in very good mood last week, full of energy, and this album is pure adrenaline. Starting with those powerful bass lines, Neat Neat Neat is another punch in the face. They’re wild and this album positive proves it.
Songs such as New Rose or Stab your Back are for me classic punk anthems I’ve been listening for many many years, and never get tired of them. They’re cool!
This was one of the first vinyls I’ve bought this year, and for my amusement and pleasure, the other day discovered it was plain opaque…love it!
Thus, if you wanna feel wild, shout, jump or just do air guitar at home, this could be a good album.