The Damned - History Of The World Part I

The Dammed - History Of The World Part I

Original Release Date

1980

Release Information

UK 7” 1980 (Chiswick - CHIS 135)
UK 12” 1980 (Chiswick - 12 CHIS 135)

A The History Of The World - Part 1
B1 I Believe The Impossible
B2 Sugar & Spite

Chart Placings

UK Chart Hit: 51, 4 wks


UK Indie Hit: 36, 3 wks (charted 1982)

Credits

A-Side Produced by The Damned/Hans Zimmer
B-Side Produced by The Damned

Photography by Alan Ballard
Gravestone model by Humphrey Ledbitter

Additional Credits

Dave Vanian - vocals
Captain Sensible - guitar, vocals on 'I Believe The Impossible'
Paul Gray - bass
Rat Scabies - drums

Recorded at Rockfield Studios
Hans Zimmer - synthesizer on 'The History Of The World - Part 1'

Reviews & Opinions

DAVID HEPWORTH, SMASH HITS, OCTOBER 2ND, 1980: Having been outflanked by The Rejects and UK Subs in the slapstick punk stakes, The Damned seem to making overtures to the mainstream, knocking timidly on the door of daytime radio and asking to be let in. With keyboards to the fore instead of the usual guitars, this is not unlike the kind of half baked effort you'd expect from Supertramp, if they were trying to grab a bit of new wave credibility.

PUNKY GIBBON: The title track is a great over-the-top pop song with a kitchen-sink production and one-handed drumming by Scabies. 'I Believe The Impossible' is a whimsical Sensible number - okay but no great shakes; 'Sugar & Spite' an enigmatic instrumental.

Additional Notes

A-Side is slightly different mix of the track from The Black Album.

Images

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The Dammed - History Of The World Part I  - UK 12” 1980 (Chiswick - 12 CHIS 135)The Dammed - History Of The World Part I  - UK 12” 1980 (Chiswick - 12 CHIS 135) Back Cover

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