Win two tickets to see THE DAMNED at WARRINGTON - Parr Hall on Friday 24th August (Competition now closed)
The Damned formed in 1976, and played their first gig supporting The Sex Pistols at the 100 Club. They were the first of the London punk bands to release a single, ‘New Rose’, on the independent record label Stiff Records.
Brian James, left in 1978. The band splintered, but after a series of brief side projects and solo recordings, they reformed.
The Damned released a series of singles leading up to 1979’s Machine Gun Etiquette, which featured a strong 1960s garage rock influence. They had established a dark, melodic style that was sometimes fast and loud, and other times relaxed with dominant keyboards.
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