The Damned - Lineups

Lineup #1 (June 1976 - July 1977)

The Damned - Lineup 1: Brian James, Dave Vanian, Captain Sensible, Rat Scabies

L-R:
Brian James - guitar
Dave Vanian - vocals
Captain Sensible - bass
Rat Scabies - drums

Recorded: New Rose 7" (1976), Neat Neat Neat 7", Damned Damned Damned LP and Stretcher Case Baby 7" (all 1977).

Lineup #2 (July - October 1977)

The Damned - Lineup 2: Dave Vanian, Captain Sensible, Rat Scabies, Lu Edmunds, Brian James

L-R:
Dave Vanian - vocals
Captain Sensible - bass
Rat Scabies - drums
Lu Edmunds - guitar
Brian James - guitar

Recorded: the underrated Music For Pleasure LP and the two singles that came off it, Problem Child and Don't Cry Wolf / One Way Love (all 1977)

Lineup #3 (October 1977)

The Damned - Lineup 3: Dave Berk, Lu Edmunds, Dave Vanian, Captain Sensible, Brian James

L-R
Dave Berk - drums
Lu Edmunds - guitar (sitting at front)
Dave Vanian - vocals
Captain Sensible - bass
Brian James - guitar

Lineup #4 (October 1977 - April 1978)

The Damned - Lineup 4: Dave Vanian, Brian James, Captain Sensible, Jon Moss, Lu Edmunds

L-R
Dave Vanian - vocals
Brian James - guitar
Captain Sensible - bass
Jon Moss - drums
Lu Edmunds - guitar

Moss was at the time a member of London. He later joined The Edge and Culture Club.

Interim Linups (September - December 1978)

In September 1978 Vanian, Scabies, Sensible played a gig as Les Punks with Lemmy (from Motorhead) on bass. Bouyed by the reaction, they decided to reform The Damned, but were required to play as The Doomed because James refused to relinquish the name. Henry Badowski played with The Doomed before they settled on a new member and a change of name back to the Damned.

Lineup #5 (January 1979 - February 1980)

The Damned - Lineup 2a

L-R:
Rat Scabies - drums
Dave Vanian - vocals
Algy Ward (ex-The Saints) - bass
Captain Sensible - guitar, vocals

Recorded: Love Song 7", Smash It Up 7", Machine Gun Etiquette LP and I Just Can't Be Happy Today 7" (all 1979).

Lineup #6 (February 1980 - Autumn 1981)

The Damned - Lineup 4

L-R:
Rat Scabies - drums
Dave Vanian - vocals
Paul Gray - bass
Captain Sensible - guitar, vocals

Recorded: White Rabbit 7", History Of The World Part I 7"/12", The Black Album LP, Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde 7", There Ain't No Sanity Clause (all 1981).

Lineup #7 (Autumn 1981 - February 1983)

The Damned - Lineup 7: Roman Jugg, Captain Sensible, Paul Gray, Rat Scabies, Dave Vanian

L-R:
Roman Jugg (ex-Victimize) - keyboards
Captain Sensible - guitar
Paul Gray - bass
Rat Scabies - drums
Dave Vanian - vocals

Recorded: Friday 13th EP (1981), Lovely Money, Dozen Girls, Strawberries and Generals (1982).

Lineup #8 (February 1983 - August 1984)

The Damned Lineup 8: Dave Vanian, Captain Sensible, Roman Jugg, Bryn Merrick

L-R:
Dave Vanian - vocals
Captain Sensible - guitar, vocals
Roman Jugg - keyboards, guitar
Bryn Merrick (ex-Victimize/pre-The Phantom Chords) - bass
Rat Scabies - drums (not seen)

Recorded: Thanks For The Night 7" (1984). Image from here.

Lineup #9 (August 1984 - 1988)

The Damned - Lineup 9: Roman Jugg, Dave Vanian, rat Scabies, Bryn Merrick

L-R:
Roman Jugg - guitar
Dave Vanian - vocals
Rat Scabies - drums
Bryn Merrick - bass

The band's "Goth" period lineup. Recorded: Phantasmagoria (1985) and Anything (1986). This lineup also recorded: Give Daddy The Knife Cindy as Naz Nomad & The Nightmares. Steve McGuire was also a temporary keyboardist during this period.

Lineup #10 (1991):

Brian James - guitar
Dave Vanian - vocals
Rat Scabies - drums

This short-lived lineup managed as U.S. tour and a single, Prokoviev (1991).

Lineup #11 (1993-1995):

Dave Vanian - vocals
Rat Scabies - drums
Kris Dollimore - lead guitar
Alan Lee Shaw - rhythm guitar
Jason "Moose" Harris - drums

Kris Dollimore was ex-The Godfathers, Alan Lee Shaw had punk previous (Guts / Buzz / ZZZ / The Rings / The Physicals / The Hellions / Brian James / Heaven & The Angels / The Dripping Lips /Mischief), and Moose was formerly in New Model Army. They recorded Not Of This Earth (1995). Then things got messy. Scabies was accused of releasing the record without permission (Vanian apparently considered it a demo).

Lineup #12 (1996-1997)

David Vanian - vocals
Captain Sensible - guitar, keyboards
Paul Gray - bass
Monty Oxy Moron (Laurence Burrow) - keyboards
Garrie Dreadful - drums

Lineup #13 (1998-1999)

David Vanian - vocals
Captain Sensible - guitar, keyboards
Patricia Morrison - bass
Garrie Dreadful - drums
Monty Oxy Moron - keyboards, backing vocals

Lineup #14 (1999)

David Vanian - vocals, Theremin
Captain Sensible - guitar, keyboards
Patricia Morrison - bass
Spike Smith - drums
Monty Oxy Moron - keyboards

Lineup #15 (1999-2005)

The Damned - Lineup 13

Clockwise from top middle:
David Vanian - vocals, Theremin
Pinch (Andrew Pinching) (ex-English Dogs) - drums
Patricia Morrison - bass, backing vocals
Captain Sensible - guitar, keyboards, backing vocals
Monty Oxy Moron - keyboards, backing vocals

This is the lineup that recorded Grave Disorder in 2001.

Lineup #16 (2005-present)

The Damned - Lineup 16

L-R:

Pinch - drums, backing vocals (at front)
Monty Oxy Moron - keyboards, backing vocals
Captain Sensible - guitar, backing vocals
Stu West - bass
Dave Vanian - vocals

This lineup recorded So, Who's Paranoid? (2008).

 

 

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