By The Moon And Dangly, That's Where, And They're A Good Bunch Of Blokes Too, I'm A Fan Of Football, And Being A Palace Supporter, This Can Be Difficult, Went To Last Season's Away Game Against Wimbim (Away Game????? It Was The Free Trade Hall Then Wasn't It, I'd Love To Come To Your Birthday Party, But They Don't Let Me Out Of Here Much These Days, Anyway I'd Drink The Place Dry, And Do A Embarassing But Convincing Version Of Just A Gigalo, Wearing Nothing But My Under Pants And 16.Hi Algy, MGE line up was the first time i saw the damned and to my mind still the best (no disrespect to any of the others) just wondering how the other bands that you've been in compare to "the damned", better or worse?

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Wot are your fondest and worst memories of your time in the Damned. Fondest Memory, Joining Playing The Lyceum, Love Song, Top Of The Pops, Glasgow Apollo, Kissing Debbie Harry, America, Setting Fire To Paul De Noyer, The Ruts Throwing Cow Shit At Us In Sound Check And Me Not Getting Any Of It,(Then They Had To Play Their Set With Supertramp Blaring Out Their Monitors) Annie Nightingale, Too Many To Mention, Worst Memory,... Alvin Gibbs (from the Subs) wrote in and defended you.8. Yes It Was Me, I Was Playing With All Sorts Of Strange Bands Back Then, They Were Called Throw The Dice, A Blues Band From Croydon, Keith Chegwin Was The Presenter, And The Panelists Were Melvyn Hayes(From It Ain't Half Hot Mum)And Clero Rocas(Kenny Everett's Bird With The Big Tits)The Band Played Good, But The Show Was Woeful .

Did I, or did I not see you and your band many moons ago appearing on Sky's talent search? Yes I Did, Apart From Writing Liar, I Did Bits And Pieces, Lyrics, We All Did, For Instance Rat Had Written Looking For Another(Teenage Dream)Machine Gun(Second Time Around)For The White Cats, And We Changed Them Around A Little, Captain Had Antipope From King/The Mopeds Dave Had These Hands, At The Time Captain Was The Main Music Writer, But Wasn't Too Hot On The Lyrics, Giovani Dadamo, Wrote Lyrics To Just Can't Be Happy, Rat's Girlfriend At The Time Also Wrote Some Stuff(Noise, Noise, Noise)Captain And Dave Went On To Become Excellent Writers, Because Brian James, Had Written Nearly All Of The Songs Up Till Then, Everybody Seemed To Be Learning How It Was Done.11. Did you enjoy your time in 'the saints',wot were they like to work with? And do ya still keep tabs on the Damned these days-what do you think of their new stuff? I Had A Great Time With the Saints, Two Albums And One U. Then As Now, I Listen To Everything, From Fela Kuti To Industrial Stinking Gourd Music(That's When They Take The Nose Flute OFF, Instead Of ON) I Enjoy Playing All Types Of Music, And I've Been Lucky Enough To Do So Over The Last Twenty Five Or So Years....

I recall not really paying much attention at the time until the presenter pointed at you, saying that you used to be in The Damned. K Tour In The Space Of A Year, They Were My First Professional Band, And It Was A Mindblast And Thrifty Most In The Bankybalancer, Oh Yes As I Sit Here By My Tripewiper, Where At Man, Where At? Well I'm Just Finishing Off The Lyrics To The Next Tank Album, Sturmpanzer, Then I'll Be In The Studio Doing Demo's Late September/October, No Current Pictures,(I Might Have Some Holiday Shots With Nora Crevice On The Pier At Hastings, Sat Next To Lord Bellpush Of Minge, On Your Left, Is Henry... Do you remember learning to play Feel the Pain for me, which I sang with you all at the Apollo Manchester 10/12/79? See the pic of me and you backstage at the Apollo Manchester on this web sites fangbase: Yes I Do, You Wonderful Example Of Womanhood, Was He The Milkman Or Was That Someone Else?

The Damned And Magic Michael, Had The Same Mis- Management(Ha! ) At The Time And Michael Needed A Band To Record Some Songs, So After We Got The Money!!!!

We Recorded Four Songs Of Which Two Were Released(At Sound Suite Studios Where We Recorded The Backing Tracks For Machine Gun Etiquette, Melody Lee, Burglar, Looking For Another (Teenage Dream), Arnold Layne, Happy Rat, Ednas Tune(What Ever That Turned Out To Be)The Magic Michael Single Was Greeted With Critical Distain, But We Got Paid...2.

Hi Algy, not by any means new to the Damned but relatively new to the message board, what I would like to know is, how has being a past member of the damned affected your musical career, help or hindered?

The MOTORDAMN Project Was Doomed From The Start, Motorhead And The Damned In The Same Studio!!!!!!!

, Eddie & Philthy Were More Interested In Shagging Some Bird On The Pool Table Upstairs, We Recorded Over The Top And Ballroom Blitz Together In Some Form Or Another, We Also Recorded The Backing Track Of Anti Pope There At The Workhouse Studio(Manfred Mann's Old Gaff) Bet He Was Impressed...4.

This might be a sore spot, but legend has it than Captain redid many of your bass parts on Machine Gun Etiquette because you were having a little too much fun with the bottle.

I think I read an interview with Roger Armstrong where he said that the only song on there that is you all the way through is Liar (which is a nice bit of bass playing and proof positive that you could've easily handled the rest). Well, Well, Well Naughty Captain, Bad Captain, On Your Rug, Captain Played Bass On Smash It Up, Just Can't Be Happy Today, And The Bass Solo On Antipope And I Played Bass On EVERYTHING ELSE, I Also Played Guitar On Machine Gun Etiquette(The Motorhead And Gary Glitter Bits)Rat Played The Motorbike, And I Also Played All Guitars On Liar(including The Solo) As For Enjoying The Bottle?

Of Course My Dear Old Things oh The Reason Why I Didn't Play On Those Songs/Smash It Up(Wasn't At Wessex Studios When Captain & Rat Recorded The Drums) Can't Be Happy(Wasn't At SMS Studios When Captain And Rat Recordrd The Drums) Antipope(Thought It A Bit Pompous, We Didn't Play The Song A Lot Live, I Couldn't Come Up With Any Thing Suitable In The Studio So Captain Did The Bass Solo, It's Funny How They Go On About MY Drinking, No One Else Was Pissed Or Speeding Were They? Love Song, Plan9, Smash It Up, They're All Classics Of The Genre(he Says In A Arfur Mullard Voice) 6. Do you remember getting slagged off in Sounds (I think) letters page way back in about 81?