They may be one of the most enduring bands to have emerged from 1976's foetid punk rock womb, but never let it be said that that longevity implied any king of stability within.... few bands, with the exception of the fall can boast more musicians passing through its turbulent ranks!
At this stage in 1978, Rat had already left once before becoming a White Cat that was certainly devoid of nine lives. Like-wise Captain had enjoyed an even shorter reign in King and Dave was briefly one of the Doctors of Madness. Each of these post Damned Mk I ventures were doomed to failure, so why not come together once gain as a unified Doomed!
At this gig at the Royal College of Arts in London, bass duties were fulfilled by Henry Badowski but earlier in the summer Lemmy had filled in and a month later Algy Ward appeared.
The Doomed themselves were a fleeting incarnation of their more famous parent outfil as within a year, The Damned proper would again be on our TV and radios with material from the mighty 'Machine Gun Etiquette'.
Thanks to Barry Hutchinson for the audio.
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