Gigolo (The Damned song)

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Single by The Damned
from the album Anything
B-side "The Portrait"
Released 23 January 1987
Format 7", 12"
Recorded 1986
Genre New wave, gothic rock
Length 3:59
Label MCA
Songwriter(s) Jugg, Scabies, Vanian, Merrick
Producer(s) Jon Kelly
The Damned singles chronology
"Alone Again Or"

"Gigolo" was a single by the Damned, released 23 January 1987 on the MCA label.

The single was released in a bewildering array of 7" variants - copies were pressed on standard black vinyl, green vinyl, blue vinyl, red vinyl and yellow vinyl, and the coloured versions also included a poster sleeve. "Gigolo" was substantially edited from the album version, with around two minutes of the introduction excised for single release.

The introduction to the song was closely derived from the song "Gigolo Aunt" by Syd Barrett, which is also referenced in the lyric.

A promotional clip directed by Gerard de Thame helped the single reach No. 29.

MCA also issued the single in Australia, Germany, Italy and Spain.

The B-side instrumental track "The Portrait" was used in the episode "A Womb with a View" of the television series Moonlighting. The extended version of "The Portrait" (on the 12" single) contained a sample of the Bernard Hermann-penned untitled theme song from the film Portrait of Jennie.

Track listing

  1. "Gigolo" (Jugg, Scabies, Vanian, Merrick) - 3:59
  2. "The Portrait" (Jugg, Scabies, Vanian, Merrick) - 3:50

Bonus track on 12" single:

  1. "The Portrait (Extended Version)" (Jugg, Scabies, Vanian, Merrick) - 4:41

Production credits

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