Having seen the Damned in the 80s, I was looking forward to seeing them again recently on their 35th anniversary tour. When I found out that they were playing their first two albums, I was well excited but then, to my horror, discovered that my 'Black Album' had vanished from the attic. Thank goodness for mp3 downloads! I quickly bought the album - and what an album! Yes, 'Damned Damned Damned' and the early punk stuff was fantastic but in terms of musical talent, well this was possibly the Damned at their very best. Every song is epic and I have fallen in love with this album all over again.
Oh and by the way, the 35th anniversary gig was just amazing. Sensible and Vanian do not seem to have aged at all and performed with the same gusto and style, as well as almost the same hairstyles, that they did when I first saw them. I wish I could say the same for me!