Machine Gun Etiquette featured a strong 1960s garage rock influence, with Farfisa organ in several songs. In 1982, The Damned released their only album for Bronze Records, Strawberries. The band had now expanded to a quintet, with the addition of new full-time keyboardist Roman Jugg. At this time, Sensible was splitting his time between The Damned and his own solo career, which had seen success in the UK with the number one hit "Happy Talk" in 1982.
This version bears the wrong label on side B. While everything else is similar to the regular, 1980 Greek issue of the album (Chiswick 4. 02), side B of this pressing bears the label of Chiswick Records 4. 01 (Sniff'n'the Tears' Greek pressing of Fickle Heart, from 1979). The matrix and the tracks are exactly the same as on the regular Greek pressing of Machine Gun Etiquette, but the label is wrong. On this version someone has applied a hand-typed label over the Sniff'n'the Tears 'Fickle Heart' label.
Possibly the best Damned album ever, released here in a cardboard facsimile of the LP as part of our ongoing Hip Pocket series. Features all of their Chiswick hits.
Machine Gun Etiquette. Damned Format: Audio Cassette. Finally, the Damned's crowning glory in superbly remastered form, and a well annotated booklet. If any Damned release deserves the deluxe treatment, it is Machine Gun Etiquette. Smart pop hooks, razor sharp playing, humor and a wild sense of abandon permeate the songs. And oh the songs: Smash It Up, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Anti Pope, Plan 9 Channel 7, all classics!
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Tracklist Hide Credits
|2||Machine Gun Etiquette||1:48|
|3||I Just Can't Be Happy Today
Written-By – Dadomo*
|7||Plan 9 Channel 7||5:08|
|8||Noise, Noise, Noise||3:10|
|9||Looking At You
Written-By – MC5
|11||Smash It Up (Part I)||1:59|
|12||Smash It Up (Part II)||2:53|
Bass – LemmyWritten-By – Mike Chapman, Nicky Chinn
Producer – Ed Hollis
|15||Rabid (Over You)
Written-By – Le Vien*
|16||White Rabbit (Extended Version)
Written-By – Grace Slick
- Manufactured By – Island Def Jam Music Group
- Distributed By – Island Def Jam Music Group
- Licensed From – Ace Records Ltd.
- Bass – Algy Ward
- Design – Phil Smee
- Drums – Rat Scabies
- Guitar, Vocals – Captain Sensible
- Liner Notes – Jack Rabid
- Producer – Roger Armstrong (tracks: 1 to 13, 16), The Damned (tracks: 1 to 13, 16)
- Remastered By – Adam Skeaping, Roger Armstrong
- Vocals – Dave Vanian
- Written-By – Ward* (tracks: 1 to 8, 10 to 12, 14), Sensible* (tracks: 1 to 8, 10 to 12, 14, 15), Vanian* (tracks: 1 to 8, 10 to 12, 14, 15), Scabies* (tracks: 1 to 8, 10 to 12, 14, 15)
NotesDigitally remastered CD issue of the 1979 LP, with different cover design and bonus tracks (13 to 16).
Production on "Rabid (Over You)" credited to "all sorts of people."
The ending of "Smash It Up (Part II)" segues into the "Ballroom Blitz" intro. "Rabid (Over You)" is a new mix.
Songwriting credits are incorrectly printed on this release, Dadomo is shown as co-writer of track 4 instead of 3.
℗1979 Ace Records Ltd./Roadrunner Records And Music Publishing
©1980 Ace Records Ltd.
Made in U.S.A.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode: 016861933821
|CWK 3011, OC 062 63 363, CWK 3011 (I)||The Damned||Machine Gun Etiquette (LP, Album)||Chiswick Records, Chiswick Records, Chiswick Records||CWK 3011, OC 062 63 363, CWK 3011 (I)||UK||1979|
|TECW-15302||The Damned||Machine Gun Etiquette (CD, Album, RE)||Chiswick Records||TECW-15302||Japan||1996|
|EMC 9338||The Damned||Machine Gun Etiquette (Cass, Album, RE)||Emergo||EMC 9338||US||1991|
|TECI-20065||The Damned||Machine Gun Etiquette (CD, Album, RE, RM, Min)||Imperial Records||TECI-20065||Japan||2001|
|TC-CWK-3011||The Damned||Machine Gun Etiquette (Cass, Album)||Chiswick Records||TC-CWK-3011||Australia||1979|