The Damned - Wait For The Blackout / Jet Boy, Jet Girl

The Dammed - Wait For The Blackout

Original Release Date

1982

Release Information

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 Placings

UK Indie Hit: 3, 17 wks

Credits

Side A:
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.

Additional Notes

This was reissued again in 1985 by Big Beat.

Images

The Dammed - Wait For The Blackout UK 7” 1982 (Big Beat - NS 77)The Dammed - Wait For The Blackout UK 7” 1982 (Big Beat - NS 77) Back Cover

UK 7” 1982 (Big Beat - NS 77). Picture sleeve. Click here for more

The Dammed - Wait For The Blackout UK 7” 1982 (Big Beat - NS 77). Picture disc A-SideThe Dammed - Wait For The Blackout UK 7” 1982 (Big Beat - NS 77). Picture disc B-Side

UK 7” 1982 (Big Beat - NSP 77). Picture disc. Click here for more

 

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