Da punk kom til verden

22. oktober 1976 udsender Stiff Records den første britiske punk single. London-bandet The Damned, der kun tre måneder tidligere har live-debuteret som opvarmning for Sex Pistols, er først ude af startblokken med den Nick Lowe-producerede ‘New Rose’ (læs: ‘neurose’), der med sin hæsblæsende lyd og presserende levering dels kører samtidige engelske retro-elskende rocknroll-bands som Dr. Feelgood og Eddie and the Hot Rods af banen, dels sætter en for konkurrenterne motiverende tårnhøj standard for den nye britiske punk…

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  1. De debuterede også begge på Stiff Records. London var en lille by dengang. Ialfald hvis man lavede larm.

    “There was a brief period between when you broke up and re-formed in which you were playing with Lemmy Kilmister from Motörhead. What do you remember about that time?

    Captain Sensible: We knew Lemmy because he was a permanent feature in Dingwalls, a club in London. He was famous for propping up the [coin-slot] fruit machine all night. And he’d run out of money, the fruit machine had taken it all, and he’d go, “Lend-me a fiver,” so people called him Lemmy. You have to understand, before Motörhead made Ace of Spades and those albums that went stratospheric, they were a pub-rock band.

    Vanian: We didn’t have a bass player, because Captain had gone onto guitar. Someone said, “Why don’t we ask Lemmy?” It seemed like a crazy idea. And he accepted.

    Captain Sensible: We were pranksters at the time. I remember making a bet with Rat Scabies, “I’ll bet you can’t get Lemmy to play an Abba song.” So he said all right, “Twenty quid.” So at rehearsal, Rat says, “Lemmy, we’ve got a great idea to do a cover version of an Abba song, a real punk-rock version of ‘S.O.S.’ how about that?” Lemmy said, “Tell me the chords, gentlemen, and I’m there.” [Laughs] He fucking played it. He was game. There will never be another Lemmy.

    Vanian: We did a couple of shows together as the Doomed, and then obviously Lemmy went back off to Motörhead, because it was only just to fill in for a couple of shows until we got another bass player.”

  2. Men Motorhead har ikke levet forgæves! The Damned ej heller. De to bands kendte hinanden godt og turnerede sammen.

  3. Motorhead pladedebuterer først i ’77, året efter denne single, så jo, de har måske levet forgæves. Sætter hellere samtlige penge på Iggy and the Stooges’ Raw Power-album fra 1973 som hovedinspiration her.

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