[kj] Clip of US punk documentary/riots

B. Oliver Sheppard bigblackhair at sbcglobal.net
Tue Feb 20 01:31:16 EST 2007

I guess by that point they'd broken up, reformed briefly as The Doomed,
then came back as The Damned in '79 without Brian James, which, yeah, I
guess from a certain perspective maybe folks like that would see as
selling out. Of course, I forst got into The Damned in 1988 whe I was
14, so I'm one to talk. It was still hard to find punk-type albums here
(this is Texas, after all) so I grabbed what I could. I remember
listening to Phantasmagoria and then Damned, Damned, Damned, which I
bought both at the same time, and being like, huh, what the hell is
going on here? Is this the same band?


Neil Perry wrote:

> Well that always confused me to about the Damned - I think

> the 'real' punks gave them the benefit of the doubt over the

> second album, but Machine Gun Etiquette was considered a

> major sell out by the hardcore - it was the album that

> all the younger kids like myself really got into, which was the

> kiss of death for any self-respecting original fan.

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