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 Misfits / The Damned live in Minneapolis

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live in Minneapolis (2003)

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The Damned/The Dwarves live in San Francisco

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live in San Francisco (2002)

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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)

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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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Videos: METZ: "Neat Neat Neat" (The Damned)
Toronto's METZ stopped in with The AV Club for their Undercover series, and the trio chose The Damned's classic "Neat Neat Neat" to perform. The original appears on The Damned's 1977 debut…
August 02, 2013
Videos: LA Weekly posts their Top 20 Punk Albums in History, Rollins' list
LA Weekly's West Coast Sound column has weighed in with their list of the 20 top punk albums in history, which of course really just means the last four and half decades for obvious reasons. Along with an editorial list, the paper gave columnist Henry Rollins his own list. The…
July 11, 2013
Tours: The Damned (UK)
The Damned have announced a two week tour of the UK for August. Along with those shows, the band has confirmed appearances at the Looe Music Festival in September and another at the Roundhouse in London in December. You can click Read…
June 10, 2013
Tours: Devo added to Punk Rock Bowling lineup
Devo have been added to the headliners for this year's Punk Rock Bowling, the organizers have announced, joining the previously announced lineup, which includes Bad Religion, The Damned, Turbonegro, D.R.I., and…
January 30, 2013
Tours: Bad Religion, members of Black Flag, and more to play Punk Rock Bowling
Some of the headliners for the 15th annual Punk Rock Bowling weekend have been announced. The non-bowling related portion of the weekend will include performances from Bad Religion, The Damned, D.R.I., Lagwagon,…
January 14, 2013
Tours: The Damned documentary announced
Seminal British punk band, The Damned have announced via their website that they are working with New York based film-maker Wes Orshoski, with a view to producing a…
October 25, 2011
Tours: The Damned (Australia)
The Damned have added a short run of Australian dates to their previously announced 35th anniversary travelling damnedstravangza (our word). The North American and UK runs kick off next week and the the band is promising…
October 14, 2011
Tours: Fun Fun Fun Fest adds Hum, Hot Snakes, Cave In, Bane, Touche Amore, Henry Rollins, Danzig
The promoters have confirmed the rest of the lineup for this year's Fun Fun Fun Fest in Texas. The event takes place November 4th,5th and 6th. The event features notable reunions from…
August 01, 2011
Tours: The Damned
The Damned will celebrate their 35th anniversary this year with a North American and UK tour in the fall. Kicking off October 20th, the band are promising two full albums performed each night; the band's debut, 1977's Damned Damned Damned and their…
June 15, 2011
Streams: Grave Return: 'Demo'
Our stream today comes from Orlando, FL's Grave Return in the form of the band's new four-song demo. The group cites Descendents,…
January 05, 2011


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