Captain Sensible Approves Ghetto Juice!!

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One of the greatest and most historical punk bands ever, the Damned recently hit the Orange County shores for a stop on their 35th anniversary tour at HOB. Formed in '76, they were the first punk band to release a single, release an album, get on the UK charts and tour the US…Long before the Pistols! The tour was comprised of two of their most influential albums in entirety: Damned, Damned, Damned-Released in '77 marks the beginning of the UK punk movement and the Black Album-Released in 1980, which saw the Damned add Goth and Physchedelia to their hard driving punk rock repertoire!

interview by Kurt Steinmetz

Ghetto Juiceā€™s Kurt Steinmetz was on hand for the show and got a chance to sit down with original member Captain Sensible for a chat!

Ghetto Juice: So do you guys enjoy playing the OC?
Captain Sensible: Yes! We have friends here, especially Stu, the bass player. For the most part, I just jump in the van, get carted off and they shove me on stage, they put me guitar around my neck and I do my job you know?…Occasionally and sometimes, I misbehave!

GJM: What has been the highlight of this tour?
CS: Playing the Black Album, because I don't think it was ever intended to be played live. It was a collection of experiments, we were just trying to make the best record possible and to do that stuff live is a real workout, physically and mentally!

GJM: After 35 years of playing and being on the road, do you still enjoy touring?
CS: Yes! I genuinely enjoy touring. It's nice to get out and about and meet people. I want to do what the locals do…Bars and Cafe's, where no tourists go. I try to find the most intimidating place to go and I get off on that!

GJM: The album Damned, Damned, Damned was the 1st punk album to be released in the UK, how does it feel to perform it on stage after all these years?
CS: Fairly frantic, as it's a collection of riffs and it's over within a half an hour. We get off stage for a quick break and all the audience heads for the bar because you need a breather after that! It's really intensive! —Kurt Steinmetz

caption: The Captain of The Damned, May 22, 2013. Photo: Kurt Steinmetz


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One of the greatest and most historical punk bands ever, the Damned recently hit the Orange County shores for a stop on their 35th anniversary tour at HOB. Formed in '76, they were the first punk band to release a single, release an album, get on the UK charts and tour the US…Long before the Pistols! The tour was comprised of two of their most influential albums in entirety: Damned, Damned, Damned-Released in '77 marks the beginning of the UK punk movement and the Black Album-Released in 1980, which saw the Damned add Goth and Physchedelia to their hard driving punk rock repertoire!

interview by Kurt Steinmetz

Ghetto Juiceā€™s Kurt Steinmetz was on hand for the show and got a chance to sit down with original member Captain Sensible for a chat!

Ghetto Juice: So do you guys enjoy playing the OC?
Captain Sensible: Yes! We have friends here, especially Stu, the bass player. For the most part, I just jump in the van, get carted off and they shove me on stage, they put me guitar around my neck and I do my job you know?…Occasionally and sometimes, I misbehave!

GJM: What has been the highlight of this tour?
CS: Playing the Black Album, because I don't think it was ever intended to be played live. It was a collection of experiments, we were just trying to make the best record possible and to do that stuff live is a real workout, physically and mentally!

GJM: After 35 years of playing and being on the road, do you still enjoy touring?
CS: Yes! I genuinely enjoy touring. It's nice to get out and about and meet people. I want to do what the locals do…Bars and Cafe's, where no tourists go. I try to find the most intimidating place to go and I get off on that!

GJM: The album Damned, Damned, Damned was the 1st punk album to be released in the UK, how does it feel to perform it on stage after all these years?
CS: Fairly frantic, as it's a collection of riffs and it's over within a half an hour. We get off stage for a quick break and all the audience heads for the bar because you need a breather after that! It's really intensive! —Kurt Steinmetz

caption: The Captain of The Damned, May 22, 2013. Photo: Kurt Steinmetz

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