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|"Little Miss Disaster"|
|Single by The Damned|
|from the album So, Who's Paranoid?|
|A-side||"Little Miss Disaster"|
|Released||1 December 2005|
|Recorded||Chapel Studios, South Thoresby, 2005|
|Label||Lively Arts Records|
|Songwriter(s)||Captain Sensible, Louisa Carr|
|The Damned singles chronology|
"Little Miss Disaster" is a song by punk rock band the Damned, released 1 December 2005 on their own Lively Arts label. It was the band’s first single release since "Shut It" in 1996.
The band's lineup shifted again, with Stu West making his recording debut on bass guitar for the group, having taken over on live dates from Patricia Morrison, who had begun to concentrate on her daughter Emily and managing the band.
The song continued the style the band established for their Grave Disorder album, with their unique gothic/punk/psychedelic sound, fast guitars and swirling keyboards topped off with a dramatic vocal.
From 11 November 2005, the band began selling copies of the single on their Little Miss Disaster Tour. The sleeve featured Emily Strange as a result of a collaboration between the band and the Emily Strange website.On 1 December, the single was made available via the band’s website, with a limited edition of 1,000 vinyl copies (with a red-splattered vinyl pattern), and on CD. The B-side, a live version of "Anti-Pope", was taken from the DVD MGE25, recorded live at Manchester Academy on 4 December 2004 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of their album Machine Gun Etiquette .
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The Damned are an English rock band formed in London, England, in 1976 by lead vocalist Dave Vanian, guitarist Brian James, bassist Captain Sensible, and drummer Rat Scabies. They were the first punk rock band from the United Kingdom to release a single, "New Rose" (1976), release an album, Damned Damned Damned (1977), and tour the United States. They have nine singles that charted on the UK Singles Chart Top 40.
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