Paul Gray returns to the arms of The Damned

‘The Damned – Stiff Singles 1976-1977’

The Damned and BMG proudly present ‘The Damned – Stiff Singles 1976-1977’ box set comprising of 5 × 7″ vinyl singles, including the famed first ever punk single ‘New Rose’ and all the other early hits from the impressively chaotic punk quartet. All the singles have been recreated with their original artwork, including the ultra-rare, previously fan club only ‘Stretcher Case Baby’. These are all packed in a superb box, collaged with original press cuttings from back in the day. Also included is a Damned embroidered patch, exclusive to this boxset. Shipping on 26th Jan 2018 you  can pre-order your copy now from https://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/the-damned-new-album/items/252564

 

SINGLE ONE:

  1. New Rose
  2. Help

 

SINGLE TWO:

  1. Neat Neat Neat
  2. Stab Yor Back
  3. Singalonga Scabies

 

SINGLE THREE:

  1. Problem Child
  2. You Take My Money

 

SINGLE FOUR:

  1. Don’t Cry Wolf
  2. One Way Love

 

SINGLE FIVE:

  1. Stretcher Case Baby
  2. Sick Of Being Sick

 

BBC 6 Music’s Christmas Punk Party!

The Damned Christmas Jumper

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Album #11 And More News…

Preparations are underway: album #11 is coming. 

The as-yet-unnamed new album will be The Damned’s first new album for nearly ten years, released via Search and Destroy Records and is the follow up to, ‘So, Who’s Paranoid?’ which came out in 2008.

The band enter the studio this October in Brooklyn, NY with famed Producer Tony Visconti who for over five decades has produced some of the world’s most influential artists and their greatest albums (David Bowie, T.Rex, Morrisey, U2, The Stranglers, Iggy Pop and Thin Lizzy). On Engineer duties is four time Grammy-winning Producer /Engineer/Mixer Kevin Killen, who has also worked with Bowie and has spent the last several decades compiling an impressive list of credentials featuring premiere pop artists Peter Gabriel, Elvis Costello, Burt Bacharach, Bryan Ferry and Brandon Flowers.

It’s rather fitting that the band who in 1976 launched an alchemic, heady new British rock sound collaborates with one of the most important and influential producers in the history of rock. “We want to do the unexpected,” noting that the new album will offer some of the old and a lot of the new. “We’ve never been predictable and well, neither has Tony. There will be a measure of experimentation and we know he’ll do his best to artistically challenge us. He’s been at the top of our producer list since we first started thinking about recording the album, dream come true he’s on board!”

This news also comes with a change in The Damned’s line up: the band announce the bitter sweet news of the departure of bassist Stu West. “We had a great time with Stu on this long journey. We have infinite respect for him and are forever grateful for his contributions to The Damned. As a result of this mutual understanding, we respect his decision, support him wholeheartedly and wish him the best of luck and success.”

Furthermore, The Damned reveal that once again they will reunite with their former bass player Paul Gray (Eddie and the Hot Rods/Johnny Thunders (New York Dolls, Rob Tyner (MC5)/UFO), who was an essential part of the Damned during the 80s and who played bass on previous Damned albums “The Black Album” and “Strawberries”. Gray will be joining the Damned in the studio this fall.

 

The Damned Announce The Evil Spirts Tour UK 2018

We’re heading out on a 16-date tour in January/February 2018! Tickets on general sale 10am Friday 7 July.

The Damned play Camden Rocks 3rd Jun 17