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New Rose was the first punk sin­gle to be re­leased by a Bri­tish band.this buz­z­saw clas­sic was made avail­able a whole month be­fore Johnny Rot­ten de­clared him­self to be the an­tichrist and an an­ar­chist on the Sex Pis­tols’ An­ar­chy In The UK.AND to put it into con­text, the pop charts at the time were po­litely pop­u­lated by the likes of ABBA and Chicago;

noth­ing sounded like The Damned. With sneer­ing lyrics that de­clared,

‘I’ve gotta feelin’ in­side of me/it’s

kinda strange like a stormy sea’, many thought the song was about the start of a brand new re­la­tion­ship. But in fact, its au­thor guitarist Brian James was sin­gle and was writ­ing about be­ing part of an ex­cit­ing new mu­sic scene.and, over four decades later, that open­ing drum pat­tern and riff still pro­vides a vis­ceral thrill. (SY) FIND IT: Damned Damned Damned (1977)

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