the damned Archive

Class Reunion: The Damned, Stars of Punk’s ‘Class of ’77’ Tour America

Note: I recently had the pleasure of interviewing not one but two members of the Damned. Here’s Dave Vanian; tomorrow it’s Captain Sensible. — bk The Damned were part of British punk rock’s so-called “class of ’77,” a group that included the Sex Pistols, the Clash, the Buzzcocks, the Stranglers and select other bands. But

An American in London: The Shel Talmy Interview, Part Two

Continued from Part One… While Talmy was busy producing hits for The Who, The Kinks and others, he found time to produce quite a few lesser-known artists. As an independent producer, he saw his productions released on Andrew Loog Oldham’s Immediate, Pye, Columbia, Decca, London, Fontana, Atco and many others. He started his own label,