The Damned - The Best Of The Damned

The Dammed - The Best Of The Damned LP

Original Release Date

1981

Release Information

UK LP 1981 (Big Beat - DAM 1)

A1 New Rose
A2 Love Song
A3 Neat Neat Neat
A4 I Just Can't Be Happy Today
A5 Jet Boy, Jet Girl
A6 Hit Or Miss
A7 There Ain't No Sanity Clause
B1 Smash It Up (Parts 1 and 2)
B2 Plan 9 Channel 7
B3 Rabid (Over You)
B4 Wait For The Blackout
B5 History Of The World Part 1

A1, A3: From Damned Damned Damned LP, 1977
A2, A4, B1, B2: From Machine Gun Etiquette LP, 1979
A5: by Captain Sensible & The Softies, recorded 1978, released on the Wait For The Blackout / Jet Boy Jet Girl 7", 1980
A6, B4, B5: From The Black Album 2xLP, 1980
A7: A-Side of There Ain't No Sanity Clause 7", 1980
B3: B-Side of White Rabbit 7", 1980

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UK CD 1987 (Ace/Big Beat - CDDAM 1)

1 New Rose 2:44
2 Neat, Neat, Neat 2:42
3 Don't Cry Wolf 3:09
4 Love Song 2:04
5 Smash It Up 2:52
6 I Just Can't Be Happy Today 3:35
7 White Rabbit 3:16
8 History Of The World Part 1. 3:57
9 Wait For The Blackout 3:57
10 Lively Arts 3:07
11 Looking At You (Live) 5:55
12 There Ain't No Sanity Clause 2:30
13 Disco Man 3:18
14 Billy Bad Breaks 3:17
15 Dozen Girls 4:19
16 Stranger On The Town 5:14
17 Generals 3:24
18 Thanks For The Night 3:58

1-2: From Damned Damned Damned LP, 1977
3: From Music For Pleasure LP, 1977
4-6: From Machine Gun Etiquette LP, 1979
7: A-Side of White Rabbit 7", 1980
8-10: From The Black Album 2xLP, 1980
11-12: There Ain't No Sanity Clause 7", 1980
13-14: From Friday 13th EP, 1981
15-17: From Strawberries LP, 1982
18: A-Side of Thanks For The Night 7", 1984

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US CD 1990 (Emergo – EMD 9337)

1 New Rose (Live Version) 1:48
2 Love Song 2:01
3 Jet Boy, Jet Girl 3:20
4 I Just Can't Be Happy Today 3:41
5 There Ain't No Sanity Clause 2:27
6 Hit Or Miss 2:35
7 White Rabbit 3:08
8 Smash It Up (Parts 1 And 2) 4:50
9 Plan 9 Channel 7 5:05
10 Rabid (Over You) 3:33
11 Wait For The Blackout 3:54
12 History Of The World (Part I) 3:57

1: ??
2: From Damned Damned Damned LP, 1977
3: by Captain Sensible & The Softies, recorded 1978, released on the Wait For The Blackout / Jet Boy Jet Girl 7", 1980
4, 5, 8, 9: From Machine Gun Etiquette LP, 1979
6, 11-12: From The Black Album 2xLP, 1980

Chart Placings

UK Chart Hit: 43, 11 wks
UK Indie Hit: 3, 40 wks


New Zealand Chart Hit: 41, 1 wk

Credits

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Additional Credits

Dave Vanian - vocals
Brian James - guitar
Captain Sensible - bass, guitar, vocals
Paul Gray - bass
Algy Ward - bass
Rat Scabies - drums, vocals
Roman Jugg - keyboards
'Jet Boy, Jet Girl' by Captain Sensible & The Softies

Reviews & Opinions

PUNKY GIBBON: A snappy package covering 1976-1980, including two songs not on any album - ‘Jet Boy Jet Girl’ and ‘(There Ain’t No) Sanity Clause’ - and all the hits. Beware though, for its CDs counterpart in the UK and US are actually not the same record, nor as good, despite more tracks. In yet another permutation, the original US version on vinyl has fewer songs, replacing ‘Neat Neat Neat’ with ‘White Rabbit’ and substituting ‘New Rose’ for a live version of same. A live version!

Additional Notes

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UK LP 1981 (Big Beat - DAM 1). Black or red vinyl. Click here for more

The Dammed - UK CD 1987 (Ace/Big Beat - CDDAM 1)The Dammed - UK CD 1987 (Ace/Big Beat - CDDAM 1) Tray

UK CD 1987 (Ace/Big Beat - CDDAM 1). Click here for more

The Dammed - The Best Of The Damned - US CD 1990 (Emergo – EMD 9337)The Dammed - The Best Of The Damned - US CD 1990 (Emergo – EMD 9337) Back Cover

US CD 1990 (Emergo – EMD 9337). Click here for more

 

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