The Damned

The Damned

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Hometown: London (UK)


The Damned are an English gothic punk band formed in London in 1976. They were the first punk rock band from the United Kingdom to release a single ("New Rose"), an album (Damned Damned Damned), to have a record on the UK music charts, and to tour the United States. The Damned later evolved into one of the forerunners of the gothic genre.

They have incorporated numerous styles into their music and image, including: garage rock, psychedelic rock, cabaret, and the theatrical rock of Screaming Lord Sutch and Alex Harvey. Lead singer Dave Vanian's vocal style has been described as similar to a crooner.[4] The Damned have dissolved and reformed many times, with Vanian as the sole constant member. However, the lineups have always included either guitarist Captain Sensible and/or drummer Rat Scabies, who are both founding members. The current line–up includes Vanian, Captain Sensible, Monty Oxy Moron, Pinch and Stu West.

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The Damned/T.S.O.L. Live in Philadelphia

The Damned/T.S.O.L.

Live in Philadelphia (2014)

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The Damned / The Cute Lepers Live in San Francisco

The Damned / The Cute Lepers

Live in San Francisco (2011)

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The Misfits / The Damned live in Minneapolis

The Misfits / The Damned

live in Minneapolis (2003)

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The Damned/Tiger Army/Tsunami Bomb live in New York City

The Damned/Tiger Army/Tsunami Bomb

live in New York City (2002)

live show

The Damned/The Dwarves live in San Francisco

The Damned/The Dwarves

live in San Francisco (2002)

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The Damned Grave Disorder

The Damned

Grave Disorder (2001)


The Damned Machine Gun Etiquette

The Damned

Machine Gun Etiquette (1979)


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The Damned

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