The Damned

Eternal Damnation Live

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Eternal Damnation Live is a rather low-budget reissue of some rare Damned concert performances; Dave Henson's liner notes offer no documentation about when or where these songs were recorded, instead simply recapping the band's career. The album-opening goth tracks seem odd when placed directly before a succession of songs from the band's earlier punk period; the performances range from entertainingly sloppy (a drunken, too-fast cover of "Ballroom Blitz") to somewhat dull (the ridiculous drum solo in the middle of the "Neat Neat Neat/New Rose Medley"). Overall, not a necessary addition to anyone's Damned collection, but diehards may find enough amusement here to justify picking it up anyway.

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