Terraria free download apk. While The Damned were recording Machine Gun Etiquette in Wessex Studios in 1979, The Clash were in the same studio recording London Calling. Leading to this little gem being captured. He is, as he says, a “Bowie-fixated, Zeppelin-worshiping Stooges freak” but the Damned’s third album sets the bar for what follows, issuing a challenge to all his other favourites. “Machine Gun Etiquette” was by a different Damned to that which made 1977’s “Damned Damned Damned” and “Music For Pleasure”.
Formed in 1976, the Damned were Britain's first punk rock band. By 1979 they had managed to disintegrate and re-assemble, way before it was fashionable. By then punk rock and its neater sibling, new wave, were regularly producing real hits in the UK and the Damned were no exception, with three hit singles drawn from the MACHINE GUN ETIQUETTE LP released that year.
He is, as he says, a “Bowie-fixated, Zeppelin-worshiping Stooges freak” but the Damned’s third album sets the bar for what follows, issuing a challenge to all his other favourites. “Machine Gun Etiquette” was by a different Damned to that which made 1977’s “Damned Damned Damned” and “Music For Pleasure”.
The new version of the band that emerged in 1979 had Rat Scabies and Dave Vanian on drums and vocals as before, but Captain Sensible had switched to guitar with Algy Ward coming in on bass. They had improved immeasurably as a band, though the challenging personalities had been thankfully retained. In the Stalinist world of punk rock, the Damned stood out as dissidents, refusing to toe the party line from the off. They couldn't restrict themselves to a few power chords and a steady 4/4 alleviated.
by the occasional reggae off-beat. They didn't wear the bondage and Oxfam jacket regulation outfits. And they had a sharp, if at times brutal, sense of humour. The Commissariat didn't take to them much at all. However their engaging personalities and jolly japes endeared them to their fellow punk rockers. They were great fun (mostly) and live were monstrously good, attracting a loyal and enthusiastic following that endures to this day.
So anyway, they had broken up and reformed under the managerial eye of Rick Rogers, then the Chiswick Press Officer. After some tentative shows as the Doomed, with Lemmy on bass, they reverted to the Damned and issued the Dodgy Demo. As it name implies this was a demo cut of Love Song and it came out as a white label 45 pressing with a sticker over the hole in the middle as the label copy. They were playing the Lyceum one night and it was heaving. The Chiswick directors were all there, including Trevor Churchill for whom the term punk rocker was as inappropriate as it could possibly be. However he did see a couple of thousand people who would buy a Damned record, so it seemed reasonable that we sign them up. The rest is history or hysterics depending on where you were at the time.
Love Song charted and two Top of The Pops appearances ensued, but then Smash It Up was banned by the Beeb for fear of inciting revolution. I Just Can't Be Happy restored the balance a bit, and produced another TOTP appearance, but some momentum had been lost and so it was time to move on: but more of that next year.
For this silver anniversary edition of MGE I have added all of the single B-sides none of which were on the original LP. Also there are alternative versions of all three A-sides and finally the video clip for Plan 9, Channel 7. It is such a complete album that I didn't want to clutter it up with demos and out-takes. Maybe they'll appear elsewhere someday.
by ROGER ARMSTRONG
|Machine Gun Etiquette|
|Studio album by|
|Released||2 November 1979|
|Recorded||March–May and July–August 1979 in London, England|
|Genre||Punk rock, pop rock|
|The Damned chronology|
|Singles from Machine Gun Etiquette|
Machine Gun Etiquette is the third studio album by English punk rock band the Damned. It was released on 2 November 1979 by Chiswick Records.
The album was the group's first since reforming with a new lineup of Dave Vanian on vocals, Captain Sensible on lead guitar, Rat Scabies on drums and Algy Ward on bass guitar. On Machine Gun Etiquette, the band brought more variety to their usual punk rock to add wide-ranging pop rock.
The voice at the album's start is Jack Howarth, taken from his 1971 album 'Ow Do, a recording of Lancastrian monologues. The mispronounced album name would later be used in fusion with Thee Headcoats name as the Japanese band name Thee Michelle Gun Elephant by their former bassist.
|The Rolling Stone Album Guide|||
AllMusic's retrospective review reported that when it was released, Machine Gun Etiquette was 'deservedly hailed as another classic from the band'. The website praised the variety of styles explored and the group's typically strong wit. Scott Rowley of Classic Rock magazine, reviewing the 25th Anniversary Edition of the album, defined it as 'a riotous, ballsy rush of an album [..] the sound of a band coming into its own', adding that 'while the Clash looked to America for inspiration, the Damned remained resolutely British', perhaps ironically given that the front cover depicted the band in a New York street scene at 704 7th Avenue, New York City.
All tracks are written by Rat Scabies, Captain Sensible, Dave Vanian and Algy Ward, except as noted.
|2.||'Machine Gun Etiquette'||1:48|
|3.||'I Just Can't Be Happy Today'||Scabies, Sensible, Vanian, Ward, Giovanni Dadomo||3:42|
|5.||'Anti-Pope'||Scabies, Sensible, Vanian, Ward, Phillip Burns||3:21|
|7.||'Plan 9 Channel 7'||5:08|
|8.||'Noise, Noise, Noise'||Scabies, Sensible, Vanian, Ward, Jennet Ward||3:10|
|9.||'Looking at You' (MC5 cover)||Michael Davis, Wayne Kramer, Fred 'Sonic' Smith, Dennis Thompson, Rob Tyner||5:08|
|11.||'Smash It Up (Part 1)'||1:59|
|12.||'Smash It Up (Part 2)'||2:53|
|13.||'Ballroom Blitz' (B-side, Sweet cover)||Mike Chapman, Nicky Chinn||3:30|
|15.||'Rabid (Over You)' (B-side)||Scabies, Sensible, Vanian, Andy Le Vien||3:41|
|16.||'White Rabbit (Extended Version)' (Non-album single)||Grace Slick||5:13|
|2.||'Machine Gun Etiquette'||1:48|
|3.||'I Just Can't Be Happy Today'||Scabies, Sensible, Vanian, Ward, Dadomo||3:42|
|5.||'Anti-Pope'||Scabies, Sensible, Vanian, Ward, Burns||3:21|
|7.||'Plan 9 Channel 7'||5:08|
|8.||'Noise, Noise, Noise'||Scabies, Sensible, Vanian, Ward, Ward||3:10|
|9.||'Looking at You' (MC5 cover)||Davis, Kramer, Smith, Thompson, Rob Tyner||5:08|
|11.||'Smash It Up (Parts 1 & 2)'||5:11|
|12.||'Love Song (Ed Hollis Version)' (previously unissued)||2:03|
|13.||'Noise, Noise, Noise (Ed Hollis Version)' (B-side)||Scabies, Sensible, Vanian, Ward, Ward||3:25|
|15.||'Smash It Up (Part 2) (Backing Track - Singalonga Damned)' (previously unissued)||2:56|
|16.||'Smash It Up (Part 4)' (previously unissued)||1:57|
|18.||'I Just Can't Be Happy Today (DJ Edit)' (single version)||3:00|
|19.||'Ballroom Blitz' (B-side)||Chapman, Chinn||3:28|
|20.||'Turkey Song' (B-side)||1:32|
|21.||'Plan 9, Channel 7 (Video clip)' (previously unissued Chiswick video recording)||6:18|
Credits adapted from the 25th Anniversary Edition liner notes.