Lost and found: 'Alone Again Or' by The Damned
The Damned are considered by many to be the forefathers of punk rather than The Sex Pistols. The Damned changed styles many times over the years and in 1987, they made a faithful cover of the ‘60s classic Alone Again Or first performed by a band called Love.
The song and the video was shot in Cinemascope and has the classic spaghetti western look and sound with singer Dave Vanian trading in his vampire cape for a duster and a Zorro mask. I still consider it one of the most hypnotic music videos of all time. Proving that punks don’t always die before they get old, The Damned are still playing music almost 40 years later after their genesis.
- Kevin Wuench, guest blogger