The Damned - Wait For The Blackout / Jet Boy, Jet Girl
Original Release Date1982
UK 7” 1982 (Big Beat - NS 77)
UK 7” 1982 (Big Beat - NSP 77). Picture disc
A The Damned - Wait For The Blackout
B Captain Sensible And The Softies - Jet Boy, Jet Girl
Chart PlacingsUK Indie Hit: 3, 17 wks
Dave Vanian - vocals
Captain Sensible - guitar, vocals
Paul Gray - bass
Rat Scabies - drums, vocals
Reviews & Opinions
PUNKY GIBBON: The poppiest cut from The Black Album two years earlier is coupled with an even older recording that isn't even The Damned. 1978's 'Jet Boy Jet Girl' was recorded by Captain Sensible And The Softies and is a great version of Elton Motello's non-hit. Lovely picture disc, too.
PUNK LIVES #2, 1982: Sitting in front of me now, having freed my hands this bondage a little, is a distressing symptom of the dread capitalist disease. An Ace Records (NSP 77) picture disc Damned single that would cost £1.95 should anyone be foolish enough to crave this sort of credibility. Called 'Wait For The Blackout' (an average moddy/Jam type work-out) its only saving grace is 'Jet Boy, Jet Girl' on the b-side, a paen to homosexuality that I remember coming out a few years ago under the name ' The Softies', not worth £1.95 though.
This was reissued again in 1985 by Big Beat.
UK 7” 1982 (Big Beat - NS 77). Picture sleeve. Click here for more
UK 7” 1982 (Big Beat - NSP 77). Picture disc. Click here for more