The Damned’s guitarist Brian James and drummer Rat Scabies tell Goldmine the 10 albums most influential in their musical lives.
A trio of jazz records on Blue Note accounted for nearly 40 percent of the total dollars spent in this edition’s countdown. Is it time to start collecting jazz?
When Jacques van Gool began planning Backstage Auctions’ 2010 game plan, it started with items from drummer Johny Barbata and continued with Walter O’Brien’s huge collection
It was the excesses of prog that spawned the punk movement. So says Captain Sensible of The Damned, one of punk’s earliest and perhaps its finest practitioners.
It’s no surprise that nearly every punk rocker from the original class of ’77 finds himself long retired, splayed over his punk rocking chair, reminiscing about being spit on in appreciation of his crude craft. Still, The Damned, The Buzzcocks and The Stranglers carry on, as do one of the misfit acts of the era, The Vibrators.
This April 1962 sampler album from Columbia Records includes excerpts from the label’s then-current crop of albums.