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Thursday, 2 February 2017

40 Years of Punk & New Wave 1977: The Damned on Peel

With The Damned gearing up for the release of their second single - Neat, Neat, Neat - and also the release of their Debut Album - Damned, Damned, Damned - John Peel took the opportunity to repeat their Debut Session on his show on this night back in 1977.

The session included their debut Single New Rose and also their up and coming single Neat, Neat, Neat

Jeff Griffin who produced the Session said this for the The Peel Sessions book by Ken Garner: "I think I was apprehensive about it, because I hadn't seem them before or met them; but, in fact, when we got to the studio, I'm not sure who was more apprehensive, them, about being in a BBC studio, or me about working with them. The amusing thing was quite a few other people had heard that The Damned were in, and every now and again we got people creeping in through the door, looking through the window to see if they were being sick  all over the place or spitting at us. Which they weren't at all, of course; they were four of the nicest blokes I ever got to work with."

Recorded 30th November 1976
First Broadcast 10th December 1976
Repeat Broadcast 2nd February 1977

1. Stab Your Back
2. Neat Neat Neat
3. New Rose
4. So Messed Up
5. I Fall 

When the Session was broadcast in 1976 it was part of a special spotlight upon Punk. It's a brilliant show and well worth taking some time to listen. If I remember correctly I Fall was not originally broadcast in 1976.

John Peel Punk Special
10th December 1976
 The Damned: So Messed Up (session) The Seeds: Pushin' Too Hard (LP - Nuggets) Elektra 
Iggy & The Stooges: Your Pretty Face Is Going To Hell (LP - Raw Power) Embassy 
Eddie & The Hotrods: Horseplay (Weary Of The Schmaltz) (single) Island 
The Damned: Neat Neat Neat (session)  
Richard Hell & The Voidoids: Blank Generation (EP) Stiff 
Television: Little Johnny Jewel Part 1 (single) Ork 
Tuff Darts: Slash (LP - Live At CBGB’s) Atlantic 
Pere Ubu: Final Solution (LP - Max’s Kansas City 1976) Ram Stereo 
The Damned: New Rose (session) 
Sex Pistols: Anarchy In The UK (single) EMI 
Fast: Boys Will Be Boys (LP - Max’s Kansas City 1976) Ram Stereo 
New York Dolls: Personality Crisis (LP - New York Dolls) Mercury 
The Saints: (I’m) Stranded (single) Power Exchange 
The Damned: Stab Your Back (session)  
Shadows Of Knight: 'Light Bulb Blues (7 inch)' (Dunwich) 
Ramones: 'California Sun/I Don't Wanna Walk Around With You (7 inch-B side of I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend)' (Sire)
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