(review + pix by neil crud)
Captain Sensible & Dave Vanian share a moment
Good grief! How deaf? That high pitched sound that screams in your ears for the next day tells you it was very loud. The eardrums will still be reverberating into next week! But the pain is worth it for I have a mission during this review to get you to buy 2 CDs; Stuntface‘s ‘The Incredible Unstoppable Titan of Terror’ & The Damned‘s ‘Grave Disorder.’ Two recordings of stunning quality, worthy of a place in your collection. ‘Grave Disorder’ ranks right up there with The Damned’s finest, taking the best elements from the raw punk of the debut LP, the refined glory of ‘Machine Gun Etiquette’, the psychedelic purity of ‘The Black Album’ & ‘Strawberries’ and the gothic subtleties of ‘Phantasmagoria.’ Thankfully the poorer sides of ‘Music for Pleasure’ & ‘Anything’ were omitted.