Grave Disorder - The Damned

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Grave Disorder - The Damned

Post by Burn e 77 » 23 Jan 2016, 17:43

Grave Disorder by The Damned is a rather splendid quintisentially British album (rather like XTC's always were) with interesting lyrics coupled with some of their best psychedelic pop punk melodies. Captain's guitar soars, dips, sparkles and 'Wah Wah's it's way through every quality song. Dave Vanian's vocals on Thrill Kill (spoken word & sung choruses) is uniquely vampiric... All in a TOP album for me personally, It's not STRAWBERRIES or the BLACK ALBUM of years gone by BUT it is a Damned fine effort. Anyone else on this fine Forum think it's a tasty morsel of melodies?
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Re: Grave Disorder - The Damned

Post by parasiteinblack » 23 Jan 2016, 18:28

Yep, one of the best Damned albums imo, at least top five. Sounds punchy and modern with a great range of styles and humour. The only downside is I got it for Christmas in 2001 and I was ill so it usually reminds me of lying in bed all day with a big jumper on feeling sorry for myself haha.
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Re: Grave Disorder - The Damned

Post by Rockula » 23 Jan 2016, 19:54

It's one of the best and sounds like a follow up to 'Strawberries' as if they'd just ignored everything else between 1982 and 2000.
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Re: Grave Disorder - The Damned

Post by db63 » 23 Jan 2016, 20:07

One of my favourite albums really great .

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Re: Grave Disorder - The Damned

Post by Sinister » 23 Jan 2016, 20:51

It's a damned fine album. 8)
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Post by jason » 23 Jan 2016, 22:03

Yes a decent album.

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Re: Grave Disorder - The Damned

Post by ThruBeingCool » 23 Jan 2016, 22:59

Up there with the best.

'Would You Be So Hot If You Weren't Dead' is one of The Damneds finest moments IMHO.

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Re: Grave Disorder - The Damned

Post by Burn e 77 » 24 Jan 2016, 09:30

ThruBeingCool wrote:Up there with the best.

'Would You Be So Hot If You Weren't Dead' is one of The Damneds finest moments IMHO.
Agreed, a fine tune (about Lennon) and interestingly the song 'Neverland' I guess from its lyrics is about M. Jackson?
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Re: Grave Disorder - The Damned

Post by Rockula » 24 Jan 2016, 14:47

Burn e 77 wrote:
ThruBeingCool wrote:Up there with the best.

'Would You Be So Hot If You Weren't Dead' is one of The Damneds finest moments IMHO.
Agreed, a fine tune (about Lennon) and interestingly the song 'Neverland' I guess from its lyrics is about M. Jackson?
Yet another Damned album track that had been previously recorded by Captain Sensible as a solo track.
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Re: Grave Disorder - The Damned

Post by gizzard » 24 Jan 2016, 15:30

Just a shame that recent shows haven't had anything from GD played.
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Re: Grave Disorder - The Damned

Post by Rockula » 24 Jan 2016, 16:47

gizzard wrote:Just a shame that recent shows haven't had anything from GD played.
Agreed. But as Captain has stated that they'll be playing a 3 hour set with songs from all eras at the RAH I'm hopeful.
But I bet they don't include any NOTE songs. :lol:
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Re: Grave Disorder - The Damned

Post by pigeon » 26 Jan 2016, 00:15

Democracy, Thrill Kill, Would you be so hot if you werent dead?, Neverland, Abseinth all great songs. One of their best albums.

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