On Thursday, October 27th, The Damned played at Seattle's Showbox at the Market and fully delivered the goods. Now touring for the 35th anniversary of "Damned Damned Damned" they played the album in its entirety, taking a quick break before returning to the stage to drop a bonus set of their entire 1980 proto-goth masterpiece "The Black Album." The songs were delivered like a blitzkrieg despite original band leaders Dave Vanian (like "Transyl- Vanian") and Captain Sensible being 35 years down the road from their teen-aged punk beginnings.
After a two song encore, Sensible bid adieu with the words "remember us this way." Kinda sad to think they may be throwing in the towel after so many years of unparalleled singularity and tongue-in-cheek derring-do. But if they do, I'll be damn sure to remember them thrashing madly with me pogoing along like a true punk bozo.