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The Damned live in Hong Kong: The Damned, The Pansies

英國朋克搖滾傳奇The Damned為慶祝其成軍四十年週年,將遠赴海外巡演與各地粉絲一同分享這個特別的年頭。2月28日就會抵達香港,演出一系列大熱歌曲。The Damned 被認為是繼Sex Pistols和The Clash之後,第三大英國朋克樂隊,亦是唯一一隊能於第一波朋克潮發跡後仍存在至今的樂隊。

The Damned於1976年發行第一張單曲和專輯,但很快的在77年解散。於76年十二月,在經典的Anarchy tour,他們因開罪了Sex Pistols經理人Malcolm McLaren而被禁止在全國公演。他們希望為其樂迷演出,但其他人都因不希望與建制對著幹而多孤立了The Damned. 

儘管The Damned 曲風在80年代轉向哥德搖滾,但他們仍在朋克歷史中有相當地位。作為第一隊在美國演出的英國朋克樂隊,加上Damned Damned Damned等冰冷如鐵的專輯都大獲好評並成為經典。雖然40年當中樂團經歷高潮低潮,但這些成就卻是不能被否定。

於明年春天的巡演前,The Damned將埋首錄音室製作新專輯。雖然40年來,他們的隊員多次轉換,但主音David Vanian 和Captain Sensible依然在列。他們連同Monty Oxymoron, Andrew “Pinch” Pinching和Stu West將於2017年2月28日在九龍灣展貿Music Zone為巡演拉開序幕。
本地朋克樂隊Pansies將作為暖場嘉賓。活動於當日7時開始,門票現於thepointofsale.hk有售。欲知更多詳情可電郵至contact@undergroundhk.com或致電(852) 9486 4648。  官方酒店:Hotel Icon

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2017年2月28日星期二
九龍灣展貿徑1號九龍灣國際展貿中心music zone
7:00pm-11:00pm
早鳥票:HK$600(至2016年12月31日止)
預售票:HK$650
可從http://thepointofsale.hk購買

 

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The Damned

The Damned formed in 1976, and played their first gig supporting The Sex Pistols at the 100 Club. They were the first of the London punk bands to release a single, 'New Rose', on the independent record label Stiff Records. 

Brian James, left in 1978. The band splintered, but after a series of brief side projects and solo recordings, they reformed. Sensible had switched to guitar and keyboards. and the bassist position was filled by Algy Ward, formerly of The Saints. The band gained a deal with Chiswick Records, and went back to the studio to record another album. 

The Damned released a series of singles leading up to 1979's Machine Gun Etiquette, which featured a strong 1960s garage rock influence. They had established a dark, melodic style that was sometimes fast and loud, and other times relaxed with dominant keyboards. 

From the beginning, Vanian affected a vampire-like appearance onstage, with chalk-white makeup and formal dress. With The Black Album, the band turned into a proto-gothensemble. Ward had left at this point, and was replaced by Paul Gray. The band released the album Strawberries featuring new full-time keyboardist Roman Jugg in 1982. Sensible played a last concert with the band at Brockwell Park (from which a bootleg was issued, called Captain's Last Stand), before he left to pursue a solo career, and Jugg took over the guitar slot. 

With Sensible gone, Vanian's Gothic influence took over unimpeded, and his smart crooning and spooky theatricality ended up more or less founding goth rock inadvertently.

The Phantasmagoria album followed. Phantasmagoria's official follow-up, Anything (1986), was another critical and commercialflop, which ended the band's record deal and original run. However, the non-album single "Eloise," a cover of a 1968 hit by Barry Ryan, was a success. 

The Damned received exposure to a new audience when two groups each covered a Damned song: Guns N' Roses recorded "New Rose" for their "The Spaghetti Incident?" (1993), while The Offspring covered "Smash It Up" for the Batman Forever soundtrack (1995). 

In 1993, a new line-up of The Damned appeared featuring Scabies, Vanian, guitarists Kris Dollimore (formerly of The Godfathers), and Alan Lee Shaw, and bassist Moose Harris in 1995. They toured regularly following the release of a new full-length album, Not of This Earth. The Damned split, yest again, partly as the result of legal battles.

Sensible rejoined Vanian in 1996 and yet another incarnation of The Damned appeared. This featured bassist Patricia Morrison, previously of The Sisters of Mercy. In 2001, the band released Grave Disorder and this has been followed by continual touring. Morrison and Vanian were eventuallymarried and they have a daughter, Emily, born on February 9, 2004. While she has been replaced by ex-English Dog Stu West, her return to the band's lineup in the future has not been ruled out. .

In 2006 The Damned released the new single "Little Miss Disaster", and the live DVD MGE25 documenting the 25th anniversary of Machine Gun Etiquette.

The Pansies

 Local HK band formed in 2014; loud, fast and to the point. They've played in numerous venues in Hong Kong, from Orange Peel bar to the mainstage of the Picnic in the Park festival. Their influences are The Stooges, The Sex Pistols, Black Flag, The Clash, The Ramones...etc and they play punk.
https://www.facebook.com/thepansieshk