Classic UK punk band The Damned is celebrating their 40th anniversary this year and stopped by Denver earlier this year to include us in the fun. Significantly younger but definitely kick-ass band Bleached joined the party.
Damned lead singer Dave Vanian had dislocated his shoulder earlier in the tour, but no one would have known had he not been wearing a sling. His partner in crime Captain Sensible was as joyous as ever, somewhat of an oxymoron for a punk band – but that just adds to The Damned’s legend.
These guys have refused to be defined by pretty much anything for four decades, and it shows. Every time I have seen them, it’s raucous and raw. Right now they are back to the studio and will pick back up on tour next year.