The HUGELY influential punk rock group English band, The Damned, originally formed in London in 1976. The got on it fast and set a record by becoming the first punk rock band from the United Kingdom to release a single, NEW ROSE, and their full length album DAMNED DAMNED DAMNED shocked everyone by breaking into the UK music charts. The Damned are often (rightly) credited with the early days of GOTH, which pretty much REALLY started with lead singer Dave Vanian’s vampire look. There is a HUGE amount of credit to be given to Andi Sex Gang for the Goth thing, but we’ll talk more about that later.
The incredible, exciting, and inspiring thing about The Damned is, they did their own thing. Fast rock with great guitar and a vampirish crooner at the helm. THAT is punk rock.
More on The Damned to come. This has been a punk rock pop kulture history moment, now piss off.