Not the Captain's Birthday Party?

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Not The Captain's Birthday Party?
Live album by The Damned
Released July 1986
Recorded 27 November 1977
Genre Punk rock
Label Demon Music Group

Not The Captain's Birthday Party? is an album released on July 1986 by The Damned. The album is based on a live performance recorded by Engineer Tony Taverner, [1] using La Maison Rouge mobile, [2] on 27 November 1977 at the Roundhouse. [3]

The Damned (band) British rock band

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.

Roundhouse (venue) performing arts and concert venue in Chalk Farm, London, England

The Roundhouse is a performing arts and concert venue situated at the Grade II* listed former railway engine shed in Chalk Farm, London, England.


Essentially, the album is a swift re-issue of The Captain's Birthday Party release with the addition of "I'm Bored" on the LP and "I Fall" on the CD.

The Captain's Birthday Party is a live recording by The Damned. It was recorded in November 1977 at The Roundhouse, in London and released in June 1986. In 2002, this album was released on CD by Sanctuary Records.

Track listing

Brian James is an English punk rock guitarist, who is best known for being a founding member of The Damned as well as The Lords of the New Church.

Side One
  1. "You Take my Money" - 2:20
  2. "Creep (you can't Fool me)" - 2:10
  3. "Fan Club" - 2:46
  4. "Problem Child" - 2:14 ~ (Scabies, James)
  5. "I'm Bored" - ?:?? ~ (Vanian, Burns, Rat Scabies)
Side Two
  1. "So Messed Up" - 1:57
  2. "New Rose" - 2:17
  3. "I Feel Alright" - 4:32 ~ (Dave Alexander, Ron Asheton, Scott Asheton, Iggy Pop)
  4. "Born to Kill" - 2:46

(CD) [4]
  1. "You Take my Money" - 2:20
  2. "Creep (you can't Fool me)" - 2:10
  3. "Fan Club" - 2:46
  4. "Problem Child" - 2:14 ~ (Scabies, James)
  5. "I Fall" - ?:??
  6. "So Messed Up" - 1:57
  7. "New Rose" - 2:17
  8. "I Feel Alright" - 4:32 ~ (Dave Alexander, Ron Asheton, Scott Asheton, Iggy Pop)
  9. "Born to Kill" - 2:46


Captain Sensible English singer and guitarist

Raymond Ian Burns, known by the stage name Captain Sensible, is an English singer, songwriter and guitarist.

Rat Scabies English musician

Christopher John Millar, known by his stage name Rat Scabies, is a musician best known for his tenure as the drummer for English punk rock band the Damned.

Keith Morris American singer

Keith Morris is an American singer and songwriter known for his role as frontman of the hardcore punk bands Black Flag, Circle Jerks, and Off!. Born and raised in Hermosa Beach, California, he formed Black Flag at the age of 21 with guitarist Greg Ginn and performed on the band's 1979 debut EP Nervous Breakdown. Shortly after leaving Black Flag in 1979, he formed the Circle Jerks with guitarist Greg Hetson; the band released seven albums between 1980 and 1995 and are currently on hiatus. In 2009 Morris formed the supergroup Off! with guitarist Dimitri Coats, bassist Steven Shane McDonald, and drummer Mario Rubalcaba. Morris has also appeared as a guest vocalist on several albums by other artists.