The Damned – The Black  Album – U.K. 1980, Chiswick Records

The Black Album U.K. 1980 Original First Issue

What’s up Numbnuts?

I can tell by the fact you clicked through here that you know a killer album when you see one.

This is The Damned’s 4th Studio Album release on the Chiswick label in October 1980.

If you’re afraid of the dark this one may just give you the spooks.

Its the classic Grave Yard Head Stone cover complete with Damned snails.

The Black Album Tracklist:

A1 – Wait For The Blackout
A2 – Lively Arts
A3 – Silly Kids Games
A4 – Drinking About My Baby
A5 – Twisted Nerve
A6 – Hit Or Miss

B1 – Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde
B2 – Sick Of This And That
B3 – History Of The World Part 1
B4 – 13th Floor Vendetta
B5 – Therapy

C – Curtain Call

Live Side (D)
D1 – Love Song
D2 – Second Time Around
D3 – Smash It Up (Parts 1 And 2)
D4 – New Rose
D5 – I Just Can’t Be Happy Today
D6 – Plan 9 Channel 7

Record Condition:

Sleeve EX, has some very light wear / Vinyl EX+.

Deadwax Info:

Matrix / Runout (Side A, Stamped): CWK 30151 A-1U
Matrix / Runout (Side B, Stamped): CWK 30151 B-2U
Matrix / Runout (Side C, Stamped): CWK 30152 A-1U
Matrix / Runout (Side D, Stamped): CWK 30152 B-2U



This release came in a glossy lightly embossed sleeve. The record insert sleeves were black polylined inners.

The last pairs of numbers in the matrices are stamped vertically at the 3 and 9 o’clock positions in the runout area, with the matrix number at the 6 o’clock position

The live side was recorded – “with no overdubs whatsoever” in front of the Damned Fan Club.