Machine Gun Etiquette: 25th Anniversary CD (2005)

Artist: Damned

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Product Overview


Label Big Beat Records
SKU 63922125
UPC 029667425025
UPC 14 00029667425025
Format CD
Release Date 1/25/2005
Author Damned
Technical Info
CatalogID 674 250
Lable Name Big Beat/Undeas Recordings
Released n/a
Original Release 1979
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
Album Notes and Credits
The Damned: Dave Vanian (vocals); Captain Sensible (guitar); Algy Ward (bass); Rat Scabies (drums).
Producers: Roger Armstrong, The Damned, Ed Hollis, All Sorts Of People.
Includes liner notes by Jack Rabid.
Digitally remastered by Adam Skeaping & Roger Armstrong.
Two years after their debut and a year after they'd split up, the Damned became the first punk band to make a comeback. Their timing was great; two years being a very long time on the UK music scene, a "second wave" of punk was getting underway. The Damned shocked critics and fans alike by releasing an album as good as their first, DAMNED DAMNED DAMNED.
Kicking off with the cynical "Love Song," MACHINE GUN ETIQUETTE is a reflection of the best that late '70s punk could offer. Driving Rat Scabies beats, a little guitar mastery, and some '60's flashbacks (witness the percussion on "Anti Pope"--surely there's a Stones classic in their somewhere?). Catch the pretty piano intro on "Melody Lee" which morphs into punk perfection, while in contrast "Noise Noise Noise" is reminiscent of Buzzcock's "Noise Annoys," with kicking drums. Covers include MC5's "Looking at You," The Sweet's "Ballroom Blitz" (with Motorhead's Lemmy on bass), and a strange version of Jefferson Airplane's "White Rabbit."
Professional Reviews
Q (5/02 SE, p.137) - 4 stars out of 5 - Included in Q's "100 Best Punk Albums" - "...Viscerally delightful..."
Mojo (3/03, p.76) - Ranked #16 in Mojo's "Top 50 Punk Albums".
Disc 1
1 Love Song
2 Machine Gun Etiquette
3 I Just Can't Be Happy Today
4 Melody Lee
5 Anti-Pope
6 These Hands
7 Plan 9 Channel 7
8 Noise, Noise, Noise
9 Looking at You
10 Liar
11 Smash It Up, Pts. 1-2
12 Love Song - (previously unreleased)
13 Noise, Noise, Noise
14 Suicide
15 Smash It Up, Pt. 2 - (previously unreleased)
16 Smash It Up, Pt. 4 - (previously unreleased)
17 Burglar
18 I Just Can't Be Happy Today - (alternate take)
19 Ballroom Blitz
20 Turkey Song
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