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.
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