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Comments on The Damned [reply]
 
I'm know The Damned played in either '77 or early '78, it might not be listed cos it ended-up being a free gig, i think they'd only sold a few hundred tickets, so to get the punters in it was free at the door and any one with a ticket got a refund(1.50 as i remember!). Two of my mates had decided on the night not to go (and go to Shuffles Disco instead....sad) so i had all three tickets and felt rich with the 4.50 refund, unfortunately it meant i was on my own and gigs, i think, are always better with mates around, so i didn't enjoy it that much.
Support group was the Dead Boys, messed-up NYC junkies, and i felt sick when singer Stiv Bators stared pulling out his pubic hair, i thought things would get better with The Damned but they played their songs so fast and furious that you couldn't tell one from another...if i'd been with my mates i'd probably had a laugh and enjoyed it more...then in North Wales in 82 i seen them again, with my mates, and you still couldn't work out what song they were playing!!!
So maybe they were awful live but they made some killer records!
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I remember the  ******ed Christmas Party... The Zones blew them all off-stage. The Zones opened (for some reason, I thought they were an early incarnation of bits of Simple Minds, but www.allmusic*xx* disagrees), and played it fast and furious, but reasonably melodic. The Dead Boys were appalling - they'd read in the press how punks were supposed to act, and took it to the limit. The  ******ed weren't much better... they probably played some of their more notable stuff, but I can't say I could recognise any of it [reply]
 
The Zones were a later incarnation of Salvation/Slik/PVC2. Keyboardist/vocalist Billy McIsaac and drummer Kenny Hyslop - joined forces with guitarist/vocalist Willy Gardner and bassist Russell Webb in the Zones.

I agree with your comments but hey we got in for free.
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the  ******ed played a blinding set cant remember the support,but can remember sensibles trousers being ripped at the crotch and him throwing cans of beer into the crowd,music was fast heavy and the vocals raw an unnerved, superb to this day the memories are
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