I haven’t been a regular here since RobC was last a fixture. See he’s back tho. Rob: Licorice or Rose?
Anyway, during a regular bit of insomnia I started thinking about punk, and The Damned came to mind. Whenever, some clip-driven TV program brings up music in the late 70s, The Pistols and The Clash are pulled out, but no one seems to mention The Damned. Now, correct me if I am wrong, but at the time Rat Scabies and his boys were part of a triumvirate of bands and New Rose was even the first “official” punk single. Why are they relatively forgotten? Is it simply cos they were shite? Or are only two rival bands allowed to encapsulate an era (The HJHM VS The Stones, Oasis Vs Blur).
Just idle 3.00am speculation that’s all. Anyway, on the back of it I reminded myself of New Rose on YouTube. It is quite good innit?