Damage does disco
Damage's singing hasn't changed one bit- still that humorous, slightly nasal voice, sounding a little bit like Jona Lewie. This is a real mixture of musical styles- sometimes it sounds a bit like The Stranglers, sometimes I could dance around my handbag to it; other tracks feature almost-spoken poetry over Blockheads-style funk, more like Punkdaddy's solo stuff. Here and there, Punkdaddy bursts in on guitar, obviously having the time of his life. There's a dog barking tunefully and timefully along with a trance track, too. I imagine it got bored in the studio and decided to join in.
(I wonder if Pundaddy was at that live Radio Sussex broadcast when Joby and the Hooligans did a cover version of 'We Were Guilty And Ashamed Of It But Now We're Rather Proud Of It, No Longer Do we Have To Live A Lie, Oh Me, Oh My, That Lie Can Lie Itself Right Down And Die', the Gay Pride anthem sung to the melody of 'Leaning On A Lamp-post', which featured Steve on Ukelele and a mad dog barking at the top of its voice?)
It's an oddly enjoyable listen, I think, even if you don't know Dick and Punkdaddy (but we all do, don't we?); true-to-form, Dick is still racing the musicians to the finale of each track. A true anarchist to the end, he sometimes wins, which is a triumph I well remember from the old days!
***** that's 5 stars, guys!