Friday 13th (EP)

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Friday 13th EP
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Released13 November 1981
RecordedOctober 1981 [1]
Studio Rockfield Studios, Rockfield, Wales [1]
Genre Punk rock
Label NEMS
Producer Tony "Broozer" Mansfield
The Damned chronology
There Ain't No Sanity Clause
Friday 13th EP
Lovely Money

Friday 13th EP is a four-track EP by English rock band the Damned, issued as the result of a one-off deal with the NEMS Records label. [2] It was released on 13 November 1981, which fell on a Friday. [3]


The EP was released in the UK and Sweden on 7" vinyl, and also in Germany on 12" vinyl. [4] In 1981, EPs were still eligible for the UK Top 75 Singles chart, and Friday 13th reached No. 50. [5]

The lead-off track, "Disco Man", was featured on many compilations, also becoming a live favourite. [3] Two of the other three tracks, "Billy Bad Breaks" and "Limit Club", were composed by the band; the final track was a cover version of The Rolling Stones song "Citadel". "Limit Club" was a tribute to the late Malcolm Owen of The Ruts.

Track listing

All songs written by Rat Scabies, Captain Sensible, Paul Gray and Dave Vanian, except where noted.

  1. "Disco Man" – 3:20
  2. "Limit Club" – 4:15
  3. "Billy Bad Breaks" – 3:53
  4. "Citadel" (Mick Jagger, Keith Richards) – 2:48


The Damned
Technical personnel
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Chart positions

Charts (1981)Peak
UK Singles Chart [5] 50
UK Indie Chart [7] 2

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