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|Single by The Damned|
|Released||18 June 1982|
|Label|| Bronze |
|Songwriter(s)||Scabies, Sensible, Vanian, Gray|
|Producer(s)||The Damned, Tony Mansfield|
|The Damned singles chronology|
"Lovely Money" is a single by The Damned, originally released 18 June 1982.
Their first release with new label Bronze, it showcased the band's willingness to experiment, being a seemingly lightweight slice of pop thanks to a disco-style electronic drumbeat, which contrasted with a voiceover provided by former Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band frontman Viv Stanshall that criticised the nationalism that had arisen following the Falklands War in 1982. The "Disco Mix" was essentially the same track, with the backing sped up by the mischievous band.
Bronze attempted to boost sales by issuing a picture disc version of the single as well, and also issued the single in France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Australia and New Zealand.
All songs by Scabies, Sensible, Vanian, Gray.
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.
Strawberries is the fifth studio album by English punk rock band the Damned. It was released in October 1982 by record label Bronze.
"Smash It Up" is a song by The Damned, released as a single on 28 September 1979 on Chiswick Records. It is considered the band's unofficial anthem.
"Thanks for the Night" is a single by the Damned, released in May 1984.
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. It was released on 13 November 1981, which fell on a Friday.
"Problem Child" is a single by the Damned, released 28 September 1977 by Stiff Records as a preview for the band's second album, Music for Pleasure. The tracks were produced by Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason, and were the first to be released featuring new member Lu Edmunds. The single again failed to chart in the official UK Top 75, though it did reach No. 27 on the NME chart, which used a different sample of record shops.
"Love Song" is a single by the Damned, released in April 1979. It was the first fruit of the reformed lineup's deal with Chiswick Records, boosted by four variant picture sleeves, each one featuring a member of the band, with an additional 20,000 copies pressed on red vinyl. Combined with radio airplay and a catchy song, this yielded the Damned's first hit, peaking at No. 20 in the UK Singles Chart, and leading to the band's debut on Top of the Pops.
"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.
"There Ain't No Sanity Clause" was a single by the Damned, released in November 1980.
"Dozen Girls" is a single by the Damned, released 17 September 1982 on Bronze Records.
"Generals" is a single by the Damned, released in November 1982 on Bronze Records.
"Grimly Fiendish" is a single by the Damned, released in 1985.
"Is It a Dream?" was a single by the Damned, released 9 September 1985 on MCA.
"Anything" is a single by the Damned, released 6 November 1986 on MCA.
"Wait for the Blackout" is a single by The Damned. Initially, Chiswick issued Wait for the Blackout instead of The History of the World Part 1 as a single to promote The Black Album in Spain, with "Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde" as the B-side.
"Lively Arts" is a single released by The Damned.
The Light at the End of the Tunnel is a double compilation album by the Damned, released by MCA in 1987 as a retrospective collection. The same name was also given to a concurrently released video cassette and an approved band biography by Carol Clerk.
"Live at Newcastle" is a live album by The Damned, released in 1983.
Live Shepperton 1980 is a 1982 album by The Damned. The first live album from the band.
Smash It Up: The Anthology 1976–1987 is a compilation album by the English punk and gothic rock band the Damned, released on 22 October 2002. It collects tracks spanning the first eleven years of the band's career, beginning with their debut single "New Rose" (1976) and continuing through their first seven studio albums—Damned Damned Damned (1977), Music for Pleasure (1977), Machine Gun Etiquette (1979), The Black Album (1980), Strawberries (1982), Phantasmagoria (1985), and Anything (1986)—along with the non-album singles "Stretcher Case Baby" (1977), "Lovely Money" (1982), and "Eloise" (1986).