The Damned

Photo by Dod Morrison The Damned's Captain Sensible and Dave Vanian


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The Belasco Theater
1050 S. Hill St.
Los Angeles, CA  90015-1614
Even with just two remaining original members — singer Dave Vanian and guitarist Captain Sensible — The Damned are still capable of causing a ruckus more than four decades after they shook up London with their madly silly brand of punk rock. Although their most recent album, 2008’s relatively poppy So, Who’s Paranoid?, doesn’t approach the brash, elemental exuberance of their recently reissued 1977 debut, Damned Damned Damned, it was still a strong comeback, which bodes well for the duo’s untitled upcoming release of long-overdue new material. For all their punk tendencies, Sensible and Vanian have always infused their merry anthems with hints of goth darkness and garage-rock psychedelia. These Brits have a longtime connection with opener Alice Bag’s original group, The Bags — whose bassist, Patricia Morrison, used to play in The Damned and is married to Vanian.
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