- Love Song (The Damned song)
Name = Love Song
from Album =
Machine Gun Etiquette
B-side = "Suicide" "Noise Noise Noise"
Released = April
Format = 7" single
Genre = Punk/Rock
Length = 2:21
Label = Chiswick CHIS 115
Chart position = #20 (
Last single = "
Don't Cry Wolf"
This single = "Love Song"
Next single = "
Smash It Up"
Love Song was a single by
It was the first fruits of the reformed line-up's deal with
Chiswick Records. Boosted by four variant picture sleeves, each one featuring a member of the band, with an additional 20,000 copies pressed on red vinyl - 5,000 for each sleeve. This, combined with radio airplay and a catchy song, led to The Damned's first hit, peaking at UK #20 and leading to the band's debut on Top of the Pops.
In February 1982, Chiswick reissued the single on their Big Beat imprint, releasing only the covers featuring
Dave Vanian, Captain Sensibleand Rat Scabieswere reissued, Algy Wardhaving left the band by this stage.
The single was also issued in
France, Germanyand the Netherlands.
# "Love Song" (Scabies, Sensible, Vanian, Ward) - 2:21
# "Noise Noise Noise" (Scabies, Sensible, Vanian, Ward) - 3:10
# "Suicide" (Scabies, Sensible, Vanian, Ward) - 3:14
Dave Vanian: Vocals
Captain Sensible: Guitar
Rat Scabies: Drums
Algy Ward: Bass
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