the damned Archive

Take 5: Notable Nick Mason Production Credits

Nick Mason is best-known as the drummer, sonic fiddler and unofficial/de facto archivist of Pink Floyd. (He currently leads his own group, the amazing Saucerful of Secrets.) But his interests […]

Album Review: Professor and the Madman – Séance

Don’t let the goofy name dissuade you from checking this one out: they may call themselves Professor and the Madman, but this group features some heavyweights. Led by Alfie Agnew […]

Up Close and Personal with The Damned’s Captain Sensible

Among the most irreverently good-natured bands to come out of the mid 1970s London punk rock scene, the Damned made their indelible mark on music with their debut album, 1977’s […]

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 […]

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 […]