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The Black Album


Download links and information about The Black Album by The Damned. This album was released in 1980 and it belongs to Rock, Punk, Alternative genres. It contains 27 tracks with total duration of 01:48:51 minutes.

Artist: The Damned
Release date: 1980
Genre: Rock, Punk, Alternative
Tracks: 27
Duration: 01:48:51
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No. Title Length
1. Wait For the Blackout 3:51
2. Lively Arts 2:55
3. Silly Kid's Games 2:15
4. Drinking About My Baby 3:28
5. Twisted Nerve 4:35
6. Hit Or Miss 2:36
7. Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde 4:31
8. Sick of This And That 1:47
9. The History of the World (Part 1) 3:52
10. 13th Floor Vendetta 5:04
11. Therapy 6:11
12. Curtain Call 17:14
13. Love Song (Live) 2:10
14. Second Time Around (Live) 1:46
15. Smash It Up Parts 1 & 2 (Live) 4:24
16. New Rose (Live) 1:49
17. I Just Can't Be Happy Today (Live) 3:55
18. Plan 9 Channel 7 (Live) 5:12
19. White Rabbit (7" version) 3:00
20. Rabid (Over You) 3:44
21. Seagulls 2:36
22. The History of the World (Part 1) [Single Version] 3:48
23. I Believe the Impossible 2:54
24. Sugar & Spite 1:30
25. There Ain't No Sanity Clause 2:29
26. Looking At You (Live) 5:51
27. White Rabbit (Extended Version) 5:24



This was titled The Black Album since it's a sprawling, stylistically diverse double album in the spirit of The Beatles' The Beatles, known as The White Album. New bassist Paul Gray (formerly of Eddie & The Hot Rods) joins the team, and The Damned's songwriting takes a few more unexpected turns. "Wait for the Blackout" and "Drinking About My Baby" are far more subtle pieces than their titles and the band's punk pedigree would suggest, with jangling guitars and harmonies putting the melodies in place. "Hit or Miss" packs its punch in two and a half minutes. "Sick of This and That" throws the power chords out in less than two minutes. "Curtain Call" takes up 17 minutes (!) and the album's entire third side; it's held together by a church organ and is the band's most bizarre composition. The album's fourth side includes six live cuts from a concert that became the Live at Shepperton 1980 album ("Machine Gun Etiquette" is renamed "Second Time Around"), along with additional songs. This edition of the album adds nine bonus cuts, including the single and extended cover versions of Jefferson Airplane's "White Rabbit."