Damaged Goods (record label)

Damaged Goods (record label)

Damaged Goods is a British independent record label and online shop.



Damaged Goods started in 1988 from a living room in east London.Ian Damaged called it DamagedGoods. The first release was a re-issue of the 1977 single by Slaughter and the Dogs, "Where Have All the Bootboys Gone?". After great reviews in the UK weeklies it was followed swiftly by the band's debut album Do It Dog Style. Releases by Adam and the Ants, The Killjoys, Pork Dukes, and Snivelling Shits followed. Originally Damaged Goods was intended to be a re-issue punk label but by 1990, it released current bands with singles by The Roadholders, The Sect, and the debut Manic Street Preachers.

In early 1991, they released their first single by Billy Childish and Thee Headcoats, followed by many more, including the debut Headcoatees single as well. They now work closely with Childish, looking after his entire catalogue. 1992–1994, Damaged Goods released the debut single from Helen Love along with one off singles with Atari Teenage Riot, New Bomb Turks, Wat Tyler and Asian Dub Foundation. By 1995, DG was a full time occupation concentrating on the UK garage scene based around Toe Rag Studios in London and Slim Chance’s Wild Western Rooms in Archway as well as Indie and Punk releases.

In 1995, they released the debut Holly Golightly album The Good Things. They have released thirteen albums by Holly.

Over the next twelve years they released records with J Church, TV Personalities, Armitage Shanks, Honeyrider, The Revillos, Mikabomb, and The Priscillas, The Buff Medways, The Buzzcocks, Pete Molinari and The Wolfmen which is (Marco and Chris from Adam and the Ants new band).

Damaged Goods has released over 340 different records on vinyl and CD.

In 2008 Damaged Goods released new albums from Billy Childish and his new band The Musicians of the British Empire and a second album from Holly Golightly & The Brokeoffs. Pete Molinari second album recorded at ToeRag. They've also got classic re-issues from Psykik Volts, Thee Headcoatees, Johnny Moped, Thee Headcoat Sect, Thee Milkshakes, Rudi

New signings Betty and the Werewolves have their debut single out in July, The Wolfmens debut album is out in August and new albums from Ludella Black, and Graham Day & The Gaolers, are due out later in the year.


Artists that are or have been carried by Damaged Goods include:

  • Action Painting
  • Adam and the Ants
  • Agebaby
  • Age af Jets
  • Anorak Girl
  • Armitage Shanks
  • Asian Dub Foundation
  • Baby Birkin
  • Bambi (band)|Bambi
  • Betty and the Werewolves
  • Bette Davis and the Balconettes
  • Big Boy Tomato
  • Billy Childish
  • Billy Childish And Holly Golightly
  • Blaggers ITA
  • Blubber
  • Bolsheviks
  • The Bristols
  • Buzzcocks
  • Cee Bee Beaumont
  • Clayson and the Argonauts
  • Cuban Boys
  • Cute Lepers
  • Cyanide Pills
  • Deep Wound
  • The Dils
  • Dirty Burds
  • Dustball
  • Dutronc
  • Dweeb
  • Fabienne Delsol
  • Fire Dept.
  • Formica
  • Genius Freak
  • Goldblade Featuring Poly Styrene
  • Graham Day and the Gaolers
  • Guaranteed Ugly
  • Guy Hamper Trio
  • Hard Skin
  • Helen Love
  • Holly Golightly
  • Holly Golightly and the Brokeoffs
  • Honeyrider
  • Hopper
  • Huegunius
  • Identity
  • J Church
  • Johnny Moped
  • Killjoys
  • Kyra Rubella
  • Lockjaw
  • Lovesick
  • Ludicrous Lollipops
  • Manic Street Preachers
  • Ludella Black
  • The Melons
  • Mikabomb
  • Monkhouse
  • Nat Johnson and the Figureheads
  • New Bomb Turks
  • Oizone
  • One Car Pile-Up
  • Pansy Division
  • Pebbles
  • Penetration
  • Period Pains
  • Pete Molinari
  • Phantom Pregnancies
  • Piney Gir
  • Pop Rivets
  • Pork Dukes
  • Pop Am Good
  • Psykik Volts
  • Reverse
  • The Revillos
  • Roadholders
  • Roxy Epoxy & The Rebound
  • Rugrat
  • Sect
  • Serious Drinking European Cup Squad
  • Sexton Ming
  • Shelley's Children
  • Shout
  • Singing Loins
  • Slaughter And The Dogs
  • Snap Her
  • Some Chicken
  • Spizzenergi
  • Stash
  • Stratford Sparrows
  • Stuckists
  • Supercute
  • Television Personalities
  • Thee Headcoats
  • Thee Headcoatees
  • Toast
  • Wild Billy Childish and the Blackhands
  • Wild Billy Childish and the Buff Medways
  • Wild Billy Childish and the Chatham Singers
  • Wild Billy Childish and the Musicians of the British Empire
  • Witch
  • The Wolfmen

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