Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Give Daddy The Knife Cindy

Give Daddy The Knife Cindy is totally authentic retro '60s garage psych mock up done by the clever lads in The Damned under the alias of Naz Nomad and the Nightmares. All the tones and performances are perfect. If you didn't know better you'd think it was the genuine article. It's no secret that The Damned were influenced by this era, and the choice of songs is perfect. A really fun listen and far better than The Damned record that followed it.


14 comments:

sephim said...

I know a lot of people who will be into this because of the whole The Damned thing... I will be downloading this, but let it be known that I think The Damned suck.

If you want me to leave, I'll understand.

Marko said...

This is great! Thank You and keep it comin'!

Marko said...

It's OK. We all have different tastes but that's the whole point , isn't it? :) Greetings!

iSapien 1956672 said...

Thank You Mr. Hearse. for your neat finds.

Ambassador MAGMA said...

I love The Damned but always shied away from this, thinking it would be awful (it honestly sounds like a terrible idea).

The Damned without Captain Sensible is complete shit and I thought he wasn't involved in this (but maybe I'm wrong?) I know he left right around this time and the bad 80s goth bonanza that followed really takes the trash cake.

Thanks for posting this, It will be my soundtrack for the next hour!

Aesop said...

This was before the Captain left.

cdb said...

Two Thumbs Up

leibstandarte said...

The Damned switched from NYC garage punk to being influenced by the Gothic side of 60's Psych, probably due to Sensible replacing Brian James on guitar and depending on your own personal taste 'The Black Album' by The Damned which combines how they really are with 13th Floor Elevators gothic psych influences is their masterpiece.

However you can really tell on 'Cindy' its Dave Vanian singing and you can really tell its Scabies drumming he just cant hide his lifelong homage to Mick Tucker the drummer from 'The Sweet' no matter what he does he cant play or wont play any other way bless him. (Check out The Damned's cover of Ballroom Blitz by 'The Sweet')

On the other hand when 'The Dukes Of Stratosphear' mini album '25 O' Clock' came out none of us could tell it was really XTC!!! at the time, as it came out quietly at the same time as 'Big Express' and although The Damned's Psych tribute 'Cindy' is 'fun' '25 O' Clock' is the one that fooled everyone 'back in the day' even the 'Journalists???' at New Musical Express.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting - I'm a huge fan of both garage punk and The Damned, and have been holding out for a vinyl of this, but may well download.

The Damned remain a great live act - hope to catch them touring with Motorhead and Girlschool in the fall.

Anonymous said...

Captain Sensible is actually Lemmy's cousin

Anonymous said...

Thanks for another kick ass listen. Been waiting to hear this album for a while.

jb said...

holy crap what a great record! even though i already have this lp (actually bought it when it came out!) i give you mad props for posting this and turning on the unknowing. and i agree that it's much better than the record after (phantasmagoria, which saw the departure of the good captain sensible).

for anyone who loves this record and wants more may i suggest checking out "strawberries", which was the record they made before this. an underappreciated record in its time, i think it's the apotheosis of their melding of punk/psych/garage. possibly my favorite damned record, and truly the "sgt. pepper" of punk records, if such a thing were possible.

thanks again for the great blog

Mike Desert said...

Nick turned me on to this album years ago, and I remember liking it a lot. Thanks for the mp3s!
XTC actually had a pretty decent psychedelic side project called "The Dukes of Stratospheare" if you haven't heard them

Anonymous said...

Wasn't this on blue vinyl? I know on my copy the track listings on the label were sequenced incorrectly.

toke!