The Damned – 40th Anniversary Tour: Live in Margate (2017)

Posted by on July 29, 2017as

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It wasn’t quite “The Sex Pistols at the 100 Club”, but many who saw The Damned in Grappa’s Cellar, Central, in January 2012 still speak of the blistering experience in reverential terms. Here was that rarest of beasts: a band that could play – and fast – and who were happy to interact with the crowd. If you weren’t at Grappa’s, Live in Margate – recorded in December and available only through “direct-to-fan” website Pledge Music – will give you a sense of what you missed, or can look forward to when the veteran punks reappear, at Kitec, on February 28.

Margate was the last stop on a UK tour celebrating the band’s debut, Damned Damned Damned, which was released 40 years and 10 days before the date of their second Hong Kong show. They may not play the entire record at Kitec, as they did on the Kent coast, but you can be sure the likes of Neat Neat Neat, Born to Kill, I Fall and, of course, New Rose (the first punk song ever committed to vinyl) will be aired in all their ferocious glory. The other 19 songs in this two-disc set are taken from the band’s fertile, 1979-86 period and 2001’s Grave Disorder. All are delivered with the urgency you might expect from the 60-something stars of a documentary called Don’t You Wish That We Were Dead. To Donald Trump, Captain Sensible dedicates Generals (last line: “The whole world is going insane”).


01. Neat Neat Neat
02. Fan Club
03. I Fall
04. Born To Kill
05. Stab Your Back
06. Feel The Pain
07. New Rose
08. Fish
09. See Her Tonight
10. 1 Of The 2
11. So Messed Up
12. I Feel Alright
13. Street Of Dreams
14. Nasty
15. Generals
16. Amen
17. Love Song
18. Alone Again Or
19. Grimly Fiendish
20. Eloise
21. Under The Floor Again
22. Ignite
23. White Rabbit
24. Twisted Nerve
25. Stranger On The Town
26. Absinthe
27. Plan 9 Channel 7
28. Smash It Up
29. Life Goes On
30. Melody Lee
31. Noise Noise Noise
32. Would You Be So Hot (If You Weren’t Dead)? {Margate soundcheck session}
33. Danger To Yourself {Margate soundcheck session}
34. Under The Wheels {Margate soundcheck session}
35. Democracy {Margate soundcheck session}

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