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|"I Just Can't Be Happy Today"|
|Single by The Damned|
|from the album Machine Gun Etiquette|
|Label|| Chiswick |
CHIS 120 Motown
|Songwriter(s)||Captain Sensible, Giovanni Dadomo|
|Producer(s)||Roger Armstrong, The Damned|
|The Damned singles chronology|
"I Just Can't Be Happy Today" is a song by the Damned from their 1979 album, Machine Gun Etiquette . Released as a single in November on Chiswick Records, it peaked at No. 46 in the UK Singles Chart.
The single was heavily edited for radio airplay, removing the spoken word monologue, though the version on the record is unaltered. The first track on the B-side, a cover of Sweet's "Ballroom Blitz", was recorded with Lemmy of Motörhead fame on bass guitar. "Turkey Song" was not credited on the sleeve.
The Damned performed "I Just Can't Be Happy Today" alongside "Smash It Up" on the BBC2 television show The Old Grey Whistle Test in 1979, where they infamously trashed the stage towards the end of the song.
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