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#27. The Damned
The Damned are an English gothic punk heritage act that formed way back in 1976. The band has had a gazillion lineup changes, countless break ups/reformations, and a myriad of studio albums.
The one constant member has been frontman Dave Vanian who’s been around for the entire ride. Beside an eleven year break from 1985 to 1996 to work on a solo career, co-founding member Captain Sensible is another mainstay. The current lineup of Vanian, Sensible, Monty Oxymoron, Pinch, and Stu West have been together since 2004, most recently releasing the album So, Who’s Paranoid? in 2008.
Coachella is always good for a heritage act or two on the poster every year, some years are better than others. Someday when there’s more time, I’ll list them all out.
The Damned will probably play the Gobi Tent at quarter past midnight to a room of 25 people. Just sayin’.