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Thursday, January 12, 2006

PLAY IT AT YOUR SISTER: Delayed Damned Christmas present arrives

Been trying to hunt down 'Play It At Your Sister', the Damned box set for a while now, but it is so limited usual sources have proven useless. Today it finally arrived.

Basically it is a box set containing everything the Damned ever recorded for Stiff Records, including demos. In addition there is a previously unreleased CD of the 1976 gig at Mont De Marsten festival in France and contemoraneous Peel Sessions. It also contains a 130 page book giving the history of the early years of the Damned, with a foreword by the late great john Peel RIP.

It is limited to 5,000 copies and I have not seen it in any shops, not even the legendary Spillers of Cardiff. I eventually tracked it down by ordering from the amazing Freak Emporium; even they had difficulty, it was ordered ages ago, but they have come through in the end (as they always do!). Not going to listen to it yet though, it was going to be a Christmas present from me mate squirrel, so i have promissed not to play it until we get together on the weekend for a feast of cider and old skool punk. Thank you very much Squirrel!

I really must get around to finishing off the Iguana website, at which point i will upload a review of the album, together with the interview i did with the band a while back.


At 12:06 am , Anonymous Anonymous said...

You paid well over the odds. It's £20 at

At 12:07 pm , Blogger Clint Iguana said...

Grrrrrrrrrrrr. There you go!

I would normally say i would rather give my money to the Freak Emporium than some faceless corporation, but that is a big difference. Did scout around a bit and the Freaks were the cheapest i could find, obviously did not look far enough. Will have to remember this site for reference.

Not sure if the one you have pointed out is the limited version or an import, but at the end of the day, it's done now; I got it, that's all that matters!


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