The Damned - Smash It Up: the Anthology 1976-1987 [Box set] £3.88 @ Amazon - HotUKDeals
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Smash It Up revisits the decade-long career of the Damned, who famously hitched a ride on the early Sex Pistols bandwagon and then beat them to releasing the first UK punk single, a crazed little beat ditty called "New Rose", in November 1976. Based visually around Dave Vanian's (aka Dave Letts) proto-goth vampire trappings and Captain Sensible's (aka Ray Burns) tutu-wearing wackiness, and musically around Rat Scabies's (aka Chris Miller) Keith Moon-like drum mania and Brian James's (aka Brian Robertson) high-speed thrash guitar, they followed up with the even better "Neat Neat Neat", a punk high point. Artistically, it was also The Damned's, as James left, Sensible moved to guitar, and they embarked upon a career of pub-metal anthems and cabaret punk nostalgia. The critics ignored them, but the hits kept on coming, including "Love Song", "Smash It Up" and their biggest, a ludicrous cover of the Paul and Barry Ryan's 1960s MOR hit "Eloise", which reached No. 3 in January 1986. They spilt the following year, leaving behind a legacy of making a little go a long, long way, the salient parts of which are all included on this two-CD, 35-track set.
Track Listings
Disc: 1
1. New Rose
2. Help
3. Neat Neat Neat
4. See Her Tonite
5. Fan Club
6. I Fall
7. I Feel Alright
8. Feel The Pain
9. Stretcher Case
10. Problem Child
11. Don't Cry Wolf
12. Your Eyes
13. Creep (You Can't Fool Me)
14. Idiot Box
15. Love Song
16. Smash It Up (Part 1)
17. Smash It Up (Part 2)
18. Machine Gun Etiquette
19. Melody Lee
20. Plan 9 Channel 7
21. I Just Can't Be Happy Today
Disc: 2
1. The History Of The World (Part 1)
2. Wait For The Blackout
3. Drinking About My Baby
4. Silly Kids Games
5. Curtain Call
6. Lovely Money
7. Dozien Girls
8. Life Goes On
9. Under The Floor Again
10. Generals
11. Grimly Fiendish
12. Eloise
13. Anything
14. In Dulce Decorum

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#1
Voted hot - although I've already got these tracks lots of times on other CD's and albums.

Have to disagree with Amazons claim that the Damned 'hitched a lift on the Pistols bandwagon' - John Lydon was supposed to turn up to audition for lead singer for the Damned - he didn't turn up, Dave Vanian did and the rest is hisrtory.
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Good track list, but no Video Nasty ! Heat added :thumbsup:
PS link doesn't work.
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Infiltrator
Voted hot - although I've already got these tracks lots of times on other CD's and albums.

Have to disagree with Amazons claim that the Damned 'hitched a lift on the Pistols bandwagon' - John Lydon was supposed to turn up to audition for lead singer for the Damned - he didn't turn up, Dave Vanian did and the rest is hisrtory.


I always take what HMV/Play/Amazon etc say with a huge pinch of salt:-D
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bigflump
Good track list, but no Video Nasty ! Heat added :thumbsup:
PS link doesn't work.


Thanks Flump. Fixed it. Have some post Xmas cheer and rep.:santa:
[Moderator]#5
andywedge
Thanks Flump. Fixed it. Have some post Xmas cheer and rep.:santa:

Cheers Andy, keep posting these crackin deals :thumbsup:
#6
voted hot..i just saw them live 2 weeks ago...this is a bargain price
[Moderator]#7
Saw them 20 years ago, good to hear their still touring :)
#8
bigflump
Saw them 20 years ago, good to hear their still touring :)


they are touring next year as well..go get yourself a ticket...with the captn ....i saw them about 14 years ago ..they were far better at the gig a few weeks back though
#9
bigflump
Good track list, but no Video Nasty ! .


I noticed that too - seems strange considering some of the lesser tunes included
#10
currently £3.88 (though it did briefly go up in price)

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