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Croydon, England (1976 – present)

The Damned are a group originally from Croydon, England, a suburb of London, who were formed in 1976. Despite being one of the definitive early bands they were also one of the most ambitious; with their later albums moving away from the breakneck sound of their debut and taking in elements from and to and .

They are notable for being the first of the British punk bands to release a single, put out an album, and tour the United States. Their debut album, Damned Damned Damned, was released six months before The Sex Pistols’ debut, Never Mind The Bollocks.

The Damned have dissolved and reformed many times, with singer Dave Vanian remaining the sole constant. They have incorporated many styles in their music, most notably , music, the British of Screaming Lord Sutch and The Sensational Alex Harvey Band, and New Romantic.

In addition to serving as inspiration for many of the young bands who created in the US, The Damned are also generally regarded as one of the founders of music.

Original members Dave Vanian (David Lett), Captain Sensible (Raymond Burns), and Rat Scabies (Chris Millar) were all members of the semi-legendary Masters of the Backside which included future Pretenders frontwoman Chrissie Hynde.


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  • Lynnan

    I listened to a lots of their live performances, they're so funny and easy-going.

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  • jessyitalien

    Love this Music

    1 Mar 1:58pm Reply
  • Luuh_132

    The Damned should come to Brazil :'(

    29 Jan 6:47pm Reply
  • HighEllaGuru

    Anyone have a spare ticket for tonight's NYC show I can buy?

    31 Oct 2014 Reply
  • witsi

    I second benxander. It's been a long time since So Who's Paranoid and Grave Disorder. I liked how they got their goth back on with GD. I'm glad they're touring but they should release new material, as well. I'd also like to see another Phantom Chords album happen, I love that stuff!

    23 Sep 2014 Reply
  • skinnydrifter

    The Damned's I Need A Life (remixed by Birmingham 6) is such a great song

    5 Sep 2014 Reply
  • benxander

    Hoping The Damned will release a new album some day soon. Something along the lines of The Black Album, Strawberries or Phantasmagoria would be great. Remember Curtain Call?, I want another punk/goth rock epic from these guys.

    15 Aug 2014 Reply
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  • S1D1991

    Greetings from Ukraine)

    6 Jun 2014 Reply
  • Old_Punka

    Great set for Captains birthday bash at The Forum

    28 Apr 2014 Reply
  • iuliux1

    "The History Of The World (Part 1)", very underrated song

    23 Mar 2014 Reply
  • HaHaHaYoureDead

    уважуха ребятам, хотя как готы они всегда выглядели комично

    22 Feb 2014 Reply
  • iagomelo2

    Damned, please come to BRAZIL!!!!!!

    22 Jan 2014 Reply
  • caraleojoe

    South American TOUR PLEASE!!!!

    30 Dec 2013 Reply
  • wolvinglacialis

    i have to see them live, at least once in my life... southamerican tour please

    21 Dec 2013 Reply
  • caraleojoe

    Damned, please come to BRAZIL!!!!!!

    20 Dec 2013 Reply
  • caraleojoe

    love them! <33

    19 Dec 2013 Reply
  • wretched-one

    Brilliant in Edinburgh...Ruts DC were Amazing also!!

    12 Dec 2013 Reply
  • legnadibrom

    sounds like misfits

    7 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Old_Punka

    Nice set in Chesterfield, quite a bit of stuff not done for ages..even did Don't Cry Wolf and Sick of Being Sick...fantastic!

    5 Dec 2013 Reply
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