Machine Gun Etiquette featured a strong 1960s garage rock influence, with Farfisa organ in several songs. The Damned signed a contract with major label MCA, and the Phantasmagoria album followed in July 1985, preceded by the UK No. 21 single "Grimly Fiendish"
That best proved much better than expected; while singles ended up on the charts, Machine Gun Etiquette itself was deservedly hailed as another classic from the band. Over time, its reputation has grown to equal the original Damned Damned Damned; while no less strong than that record, the Damned here bring in a wide variety of touches and influences to create a record that most of their contemporaries could never have approached
The Damned chronology. Damned Damned Damned (1977). Music for Pleasure (1977). Machine Gun Etiquette (1979). Music for Pleasure is the second studio album by English punk rock band the Damned. It was released on 18 November 1977 by Stiff Records. In a brief interview for the documentary The Damned: Don't You Wish That We Were Dead (2015), Mason reported the band were accustomed to a much faster recording schedule than he was familiar with Pink Floyd. The Damned hoped to record several songs on their first day in studio, when Pink Floyd would still be fine-tuning the microphone set-up and tuning the drums. The album featured new member Lu Edmunds on guitar alongside original guitarist Brian James, as well as guest saxophonist Lol Coxhill.
Their first album, title ‘Damned Damned Damned’ was released early the following year and is considered a staple in British punk. A sophomore album, ‘Music For Pleasure’, followed later that year and was written off to many as merely a rehashed version of their debut
Band Name The Damned. Album Name Machine Gun Etiquette. Data de aparición 07 Noviembre 1979. Labels Chiswick Ace Emergo Records. Estilo MusicalPunk-Rock. Miembros poseen este álbum4.
|A1||Love Song (Ed Hollis Version)|
|B1||I Just Can't Be Happy Today (Radio Edit)|
|B2||Smash It Up Part 4|
NotesPromo sampler for the reissue of 'Machine Gun Etiquette' album on the same label.
Limited run of 300.