August 29, 2009
Original punks, The Damned, were avid fans of sixties garage rock and psychadelia. In 1984 Dave Vanian and Rat Scabies formed a one-ff side project called Naz Nomad & the Nightmares and published a single album, Give Daddy the Knife Cindy, that featured mostly covers. They did the songs straight, as they were meant to be played, for all the world sounding just like a 1966 garage punk outfit. They covered Paul Revere and the Raiders, The Human Beinz, and the Seeds among others, and also contributing two original tracks, both of which I've got here. The band did a handful of shows throughout the 80s, and the Damned have covered several of the same songs in live shows over the years. They're coming to Seattle soon so I'll finally get a chance to see them live and see if they're still flirting with getting in touch with their mod side.
Naz Nomad & The Nightmares -- Just Call Me Sky Naz Nomad & The Nightmares -- (Do You Know) I know