The Damned - Music For Pleasure

The Dammed - Music For Pleasure - UK LP 1977 (Stiff - SEEZ 5)

Original Release Date

1977

Release Information

UK LP 1977 (Stiff - SEEZ 5)
UK CD 2002 (Castle Music - CMFCD 506)

1 Problem Child 2:11
2 Don`t Cry Wolf 3:10
3 One Way Love 3:40
4 Politics 2:22
5 Stretcher Case 1:50
6 Idiot Box 4:53
7 You Take My Money 2:00
8 Alone 3:32
9 Your Eyes 2:49
10 Creep (You Can't Fool Me) 2:14
11 You Know 5:02
CD Bonus Tracks
12 Help 1:45
13 Sick Of Being Sick 2:32
14 Singalong A Scabies 0:59

Chart Placings

None

Credits

LP:

Lu - guitar
Brian James - guitar & vocals
Captain Sensible - bass guitar & vocals
Rat Scabies - drums
Dave Vanian - vocals

Produced by Nick Mason
Engineered by Nick Griffiths, Brian Humphries
Recorded at Britannia Row Studios, London

Special thanks to Lol Coxhill (saxes on You Know) & Darren

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Dave Vanian - vocals
Captain Sensible - bass guitar, vocals
Rat Scabies - drums
Lu - guitar
Brian James - guitar, vocals

Produced by Nick Mason
Engineered by Nick Griffiths and Brian Humphries
Recorded at Britannia Row Studios, London

Special thanks to Lol Coxhill (saxes on 'You Know') and Darren

Additional Credits

CD Bonus tracks:

12: B-Side of New Rose, released October 1976
13: B-Side of the Stretcher Case freebie, released July 1977
14: B-Side of Neat Neat Neat, released February 1977

Reviews & Opinions

RECORD COLLECTOR, 1988: Originally released back in 1977, this second long player from The Damned was greeted with a universal thumbs-down by the critics and fans alike. And judging by comments in the recently published biography, band members still think it's a load of old rubbish. How wrong they all are! [read full review here]

IRA ROBBINS, THE NEW MUSIC RECORD & TAPE GUIDE, 1987: Surprisingly enough, the second Damned opus turned its back on new wave formalistics and was produced by Nick Mason, drummer of true blue old farts Pink Floyd. With added guitarist Lu Edmonds and no audible stylistic plan, the attack sounds blunted, and there aren't as many great songs as on the first LP. Despite a great cover, Music for Pleasure doesn't live up to the title.

Additional Notes

Song lengths given on original labels are incorrect. Correct lengths (based on the 2002 CD) are given above.

Images

The Dammed - Music For Pleasure - UK LP 1977 (Stiff - SEEZ 5) The Dammed - Music For Pleasure - UK LP 1977 (Stiff - SEEZ 5) Back Cover

UK LP 1977 (Stiff - SEEZ 5). Click here for more

The Dammed - Music For Pleasure - UK CD 2002 (Castle Music - CMFCD 506)The Dammed - Music For Pleasure - UK CD 2002 (Castle Music - CMFCD 506) Tray

UK CD 2002 (Castle Music - CMFCD 506). Click here for more

 

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