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|"Thanks for the Night"|
|Single by The Damned|
|The Damned singles chronology|
"Thanks for the Night" is a single by the Damned, released in May 1984.
It was recorded at something of a transitional stage for the group, being the last studio recording completed with Captain Sensible until 2001's Grave Disorder album. It was also the first released recording to feature bass player Bryn Merrick, and also the first with Strawberries keyboardist Roman Jugg as a full member of the band. The song also bore a strong resemblance to the Strawberries album track "Ignite".
The B-side, "Nasty", was recorded for the BBC comedy series The Young Ones , and was performed during the episode of the same name in 1984.
The single was also issued in Germany by Bellaphon Records. While it was not attached to any Damned album, it was later included on several Damned compilations and live albums, as were the B-side tracks.
A version of the song also appeared on Captain Sensible's solo album The Power of Love.
Bonus track on 12" single: -
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.
Final Damnation is a live album by the Damned. The album was recorded at The Town & Country Club in London on 13 June 1988. It was originally released in August 1989 by Essential, and was later re-released on DVD.
Anything is the seventh studio album by the Damned, released by MCA Records in 1986. On the album's release, it charted in the United Kingdom, peaking at No. 40, and was certified as silver by the British Phonographic Industry. Four singles were released that all charted in the UK.
Phantasmagoria is the sixth album by the Damned, released by MCA in July 1985. Special editions were available on white vinyl or picture disc; some versions included a free 12" of their No. 3 hit "Eloise".
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"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.
"The Shadow of Love" was a single by the Damned, released by MCA on 10 June 1985.
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"Anything" is a single by the Damned, released 6 November 1986 on MCA.
"Gigolo" was a single by the Damned, released 23 January 1987 on the MCA label.
"In Dulce Decorum" was a single by the Damned, released 16 November 1987 on the MCA label.
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"Live at Newcastle" is a live album by The Damned, released in 1983.
Dave Vanian and the Phantom Chords were a 1990s British rock band, featuring The Damned's Dave Vanian on vocals. Playing rockabilly and gothic rock, sometimes referred to as gothabilly, they performed a mixture of covers and new material.
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).