Love Song (The Damned song)

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"Love Song"
Single by The Damned
from the album Machine Gun Etiquette
B-side "Suicide"
"Noise Noise Noise"
Released April 1979
Format 7" single
Recorded 1979
Genre Punk rock
Length 2:21
Label Chiswick
CHIS 112
Songwriter(s) Scabies, Sensible, Vanian, Ward
Producer(s) Ed Hollis
The Damned singles chronology
"Don't Cry Wolf"
(1977)
"Love Song"
(1979)
"Smash It Up"
(1979)
"Don't Cry Wolf"
(1977)
"Love Song"
(1979)
"Smash It Up"
(1979)

"Love Song" is a single by the Damned, released in April 1979. It was the first fruit of the reformed lineup's deal with Chiswick Records, boosted by four variant picture sleeves, each one featuring a member of the band, with an additional 20,000 copies pressed on red vinyl (5,000 for each sleeve). Combined with radio airplay and a catchy song, this yielded the Damned's first hit, peaking at No. 20 in the UK Singles Chart,[1] and leading to the band's debut on Top of the Pops.

"Love Song" was included on the band's third album, Machine Gun Etiquette, and was referenced in the album's title track.

In February 1982, Chiswick reissued the single on their Big Beat imprint, using only the covers featuring Dave Vanian, Captain Sensible and Rat Scabies (Algy Ward having left the band by this stage).

The single was also issued in France, Germany and the Netherlands.

Track listing

All songs written by Scabies, Sensible, Vanian, Ward.

  1. "Love Song" - 2:03
  2. "Noise Noise Noise" - 3:10
  3. "Suicide" - 3:14

Production credits

Producers
  • Ed Hollis
Musicians

References

  1. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. pp. 138/9. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 

External links

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