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Captain Sensible (born Raymond Burns, April 24, 1954 in Balham, London, England) is a singer and guitarist (and sometimes bassist) who founded the punk rock band The Damned in 1976. After leaving the band, he reinvented himself as a new-wave singer with a rebellious, self-conscious image. His solo hits included "Wot?", "Happy Talk" (a UK number one hit) both songs backed by Dolly Mixture, "One Christmas Catalogue" and…

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  • I just saw him at El Rey Theatre in LA. He's such a hilarious guy!
  • The Russians Are Coming.
  • Captain's on BBC6 music this very hour playing through his fave tracks, great picks! It'll probably be on iplayer afterwards too.
  • I'm a spider!!
  • Good interview: http://www.3news.co.nz/Full-interview-with-Captain-Sensible-of-the-Damned/tabid/312/articleID/240534/Default.aspx
  • the last 4 tracks on Revolution Now are so incredibly awesome i can't get enough of it. most of his solo albums are pretty crappy though i think.
  • "we're talking about one hit wonder case" Not sure who You're talking about, he had more than one hit.
  • "The Universe Of Geoffrey Brown"...heard it for the first time yesterday,and I absolutely loved it..I've heard The Captain compared to the likes of Ray Davies and the like for this album,and I can honestly say ...that isn't as far-fetched as people might imagine...the guy's a bit of a legend imo. And a total gent as well
  • captain sensibles is a legend
  • I saw him play naked in DC in 1979...

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