Thursday, October 28, 2010

Archival Thursdays: The Damned - Phantasmagoria (1985)

Just in time for Halloween I bring you 'Phantasmagoria'. It's the sixth studio album from goth-punk legends The Damned. Released in 1985, it reached #11 in the charts and was the bands highest charting album ever. Dark chords, eerie tones and driving lyrics are the best way to describe the sound of this divine record. By now I'm sure you've heard their classic "Shadow of love". If you haven't by all means do so now! Another great, creative song off this release is the opening track "Street of dreams" which has that dark, grimey punk sound only The Damned can produce.

I picked this up not too long ago actually at Yesterday & Today records here in Miami.