The Damned - Love Song

The Dammed - Love Song

Original Release Date

1979

Release Information

UK 7” 1979 (Chiswick - CHIS 112)
UK 7" 1982 (Big Beat – NS 75). Remixed

A Love Song
B1 Noise, Noise, Noise
B2 Suicide

Chart Placings

UK Chart Hit: 20, 8 wks


UK Indie Hit: 3, 12 wks (Big Beat reissue 1982)

Credits (UK version)

Produced by E.S. Hollis [E.S. Hollis is actually Ed Hollis]

Additional Credits

Dave Vanian - vocals
Captain Sensible - guitar, backing vocals
Algy Ward - bass
Rat Scabies - drums, vocals on 'Burglar'

Reviews & Opinions

PUNKY GIBBON: The band at its absolute best, a rip-roaring A-Side with one of the most frantic bass intro ever, a barnstorming chorus, and hilarious lyrics as required for a punk rock love song ("I'll be the rubbish, you'll be the bin"). Both B-Sides are excellent, too. 'Love Song' and 'Noise, Noise, Noise' were subsequently re-recorded for Machine Gun Etiquette. A classic single.

Additional Notes

The 1979 version was issued in four covers, one with each member of the band. It was also issued on red vinyl. To complete the set, therefore, you need to but it eight times! Alternatively, you could just buy it once. The Big Beat version is a very slight remix, and it too came in multiple sleeves (just three, though, as Algy was no longer in the band), and came on either blue or black vinyl. This remixed version was also issued again by Big Beat in 1985 in three sleeves, but black vinyl only.

Images

The Dammed - Love Song - UK 7” 1979 (Chiswick - CHIS 112)  Captain Sensible SleeveThe Dammed - Love Song - UK 7” 1979 (Chiswick - CHIS 112) Back

UK 7” 1979 (Chiswick - CHIS 112). Captain Sensible Sleeve - black or red vinyl. Click here for more

The Dammed - UK 7” 1979 (Chiswick - CHIS 112) - Dave  CoverThe Dammed - Love Song - UK 7” 1979 (Chiswick - CHIS 112) Back

UK 7” 1979 (Chiswick - CHIS 112). Dave Vanian Sleeve - black or red vinyl. Click here for more

The Dammed - Love Song - UK 7” 1979 (Chiswick - CHIS 112) Rat CoverThe Dammed - Love Song - UK 7” 1979 (Chiswick - CHIS 112) Back

UK 7” 1979 (Chiswick - CHIS 112). Rat Scabies Sleeve. Click here for more

The Dammed - Love Song - UK 7” 1979 (Chiswick - CHIS 112) Algy CoverThe Dammed - Love Song - UK 7” 1979 (Chiswick - CHIS 112) Back

UK 7” 1979 (Chiswick - CHIS 112). Algy Ward Sleeve - black or red vinyl. Click here for more

The Dammed - Love Song - UK 7” 1979 (Chiswick - CHIS 112) BackThe Dammed - Love Song - (Big Beat – NS 75) Back

UK 7" 1982 (Big Beat – NS 75). Captain Sensible Sleeve - blue or black vinyl. Click here for more

The Dammed - Love Song - UK 7” 1979 (Chiswick - CHIS 112) BackThe Dammed - Love Song - (Big Beat – NS 75) Back

UK 7" 1982 (Big Beat – NS 75). Dave Vanian Sleeve - blue or black vinyl. Click here for more

The Dammed - Love Song - UK 7” 1979 (Chiswick - CHIS 112) BackThe Dammed - Love Song - (Big Beat – NS 75) Back

UK 7" 1982 (Big Beat – NS 75). Raty Scabies Sleeve - blue or black vinyl. Click here for more

 

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