Today December 3rd, the ultimate version of the first ever British Punk album Damned, Damned, Damned is released. The Damned's current line up includes original members Dave Vanian and Captain Sensible and they are currently on The Loco-A-Gogo UK tour, which finishes on December 15th at the Roundhouse in London.
Damned, Damned, Damned features the first punk single New Rose and 11 further tracks, that in just over 30 minutes re wrote musical landscape. To The Damned Punk Rock was all about the the music they played and the attitude required to play itThis anniversary edition contains not only the original album but also a disc of BBC sessions and rarities and the bands first gig supporting the Sex Pistols at the 100 Club, an exclusive 4th disc contains a rare hour long documentary on the making of the album and the events leading up to it, with comments from the band and contempories such as Chrissie Hynde and Glenn Matlock.
The box set is packed with rare photos (some never seen before) as well as a brand new essay from Mojo’s Kieron Tyler who for the first time interviews all 4 members of the band to provide a great background to the album all encased in a fanzine style book.
The Damned Song Book (in hard back) is available in this set for the first time since 1976 as well as 3 badges and a poster containing Pete Frames legendary family tree.
“I thought the Damned caught the true spirit of punk , as understood by punks, better than their rivals’ - John Peel
This is truly the last word on this classic punk album.