Machine Gun Etiquette
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PS - I see that this has been released in a 'Deluxe' version - does it improve the slightly dodgy production? There's still the quirkiness (ahem, 'These Hands') that hints the band might end up heading in a very different direction in the near future, though nothing is overtly 'gothic' at this stage - just a hint of the perverse in a similar fashion to say, The Doors. Or ...*"Nibbled to death ..by an Okapi" i think. Or you don't think it's a good lp? , maybe you should be " Nibbled to Death .."??... its certainly one of their best & a .great return for the 4th/5th??? line up..& the Capt showing himself to be a very capable guitarist & Algy laying down some super deep bass runs - the high point of 'Antipope' .it would have been good for 'Liar' to have the full blown drum workout as heard on the Peel session ,but it could have been regarded as 'a joke' ..that the band certainly were not - 'serious fun' ,I think .The ending of "Smash It Up (Part II)" segues into the "Ballroom Blitz" intro. "Rabid (Over You)" is a new mix. Some great punk songs & some more ambitious songs but they're all relentless with hardly a gap between them, except for outbreaks of Monty Python style humour (the line at the top was from the Hitch Hikers Guide To The Galaxy and was on the runout groove of side 2 of the vinyl version and so repeated over and over until you took the needle off). It is a very 'British' sounding album, cancel that, it's a very English album! Hutchinson, Barry (2017). The Damned – the Chaos Years: An Unofficial Biography. Barry Hutchinson. p.119. ISBN 978-0-244-30256-6.
The Damned- ‘Machine Gun Etiquette’ Classic Album review The Damned- ‘Machine Gun Etiquette’ Classic Album review
It was also a Damned which – whatever the humour – was dead serious about setting its stall and making a mark. There was no filler: even the cover of the MC5’s ‘Looking At You’ slotted in without breaking the flow. “Machine Gun Etiquette” hit shops within weeks of “London Calling” and Public Image Limited’s “Metal Box”, both benchmark albums showing how far their creators had moved beyond what had been defined as punk. The same applied to the Damned, who likewise recognised no musical barriers and did what they wanted: the true defining characteristic of punk. They didn’t care about definitions anyway. Which is why this classic, essential album sounds as fresh now as it did in 1979.This album was the bridge from the bands early 'punk' days to their more creative and commercial eighties phase. without a doubt. there is so much excellence on this album. love song, s/t, melody lee, anti-pope, plan 9, smash it up