‘ELOISE’ By THE DAMNED – Released In 1986…

3 January 2020

Band: The Damned
Song: Eloise – cover of British pop singer Barry Ryan‘s 1968 hit
B-side: Temptation
Released: 27 January 1986
Score: It peaked at #3 in the UK

The Damned didn’t turn the song into a punk anthem,
on the contrary, it sounded sweeter than the original.
But they looked cool on Top Of The Pops, 34 years ago…

THE DAMNED: Facebook

Here’s the original 1968 version sung by Barry Ryan, but written by his twin brother Paul…

FIVE INFLAMMABLE SUMMER BANGERS – Part 8…

Weekly series of five rolling ripsnorters to go completely bananas to this summer

This week we unleash five classic punk sledgehammers to bang your head to…

1. ‘No Fun’ by The Stooges 
(Self-titled debut LP – 1969)

2. ‘New Rose’ by THE DAMNED
(Album: Damned Damned Damned – 1977)

3. ‘Bodies’ by SEX PISTOLS
(Album: Never Mind The Bollocks Here’s The Sex Pistols – 1977)

4. ‘Janie Jones’ by THE CLASH
(From self-titled Debut LP – 1977)

5. ‘Blitzkrieg Bop’ by RAMONES
(From self-titled debut LP – 1976)

All 40 Summer Bangers so far
collected here on Spotify

See/hear you next week, music junkies…

WORST ALBUM COVERS EVER – Part 6 – ‘Music For Pleasure’ By THE DAMNED


Bad cover, bad music

Band: THE DAMNED
Album: MUSIC FOR PLEASURE
Released: November 1977
Why bad artwork: because it’s just totally arty farty.
It’s 1977, folks, the year punk exploded, the same year
the cover of the band’s debut ‘Damned Damned Damned
(released 9 months earlier) was smashing fun. So why try
to look stupidly smart suddenly is beyond my understanding…

damned
Great cover, great music