Howard Devoto lead singer in The Buzzcocks has decided to take a break from band duties to concentrate on his less strenuous College Studies!!!!
"The break is to do with the fact that I'm tired of noise and short of breath. I'm sick of having to address people out of breath and under my breath!" - Howard Devoto Febbruary 1977
The Boys play the Roxy tonight and it's recorded live but never released!
play London's South Bank Polytechnic tonight.
play Crawley Technical college tonight.
The Damned had the first punk 45 and today they've let loose their first album!!! They celebrate by playing Scarborough, Penthouse tonight. AAnd it just so happens to be their guitarist, Bryan James is Birthday too.
Damned, Damned, Damned is issued a month before the Clash and a full seven months before Never mind the Bollocks, the first full length Punk album. Containing classics such as Fan Club, Neat Neat Neat and Scabies Stab Your Back. Damned, Damned, Damned was produced by Nick Lowe and Stiff Productions. It was again recorded at Pathway Studios in 10 days over a period of six weeks, produced by Nick Lowe and engineered by Bazza. Lowe says he did not put any instruments into air tight boxes, although at one stage during Born to Kill they had to put Captain Sensible in one. As a marketing gambit to push sales, some of The Damned's albums were sold with Eddie and the Hot Rods on the cover!!!! Hey, what do you expect by a record label called Stiff who uses the tagline: "if it ain't Stiff, it ain't worth a fuck." For a Don't Care review click the sleeve.