The Damned played a number of Christmas/New Year dates in 1983, including this appearance, headlining a punk all-dayer which also feature, among others, UK Subs, Angelic Upstarts, GBH, The Partizans and Screaming Lord Sutch (who joined The Damned onstage for the encores). The sound on this isn't the best (Leeds Queens Hall is a former bus station, so the acoustics are dreadful) but it's OK, and is a very lively performance. Sadly, the taper didn't record the interlude while Captain Sensible and Rat Scabies clowned around onstage while the guitars were off being re-tuned mid-set, though the recorder was turned back on as they started to play 'Happy Talk'. The last track is mis-labelled as 'Good Goll Miss Molly' on the mp3 file, by the way.

01 Intro
02 there Ain't no Sanity Claus
03 Disco Man
04 ignite
05 Stranger on the Town
06 Wait for the Blackout
07 Do the Blitz
08 Melody Lee
09 Born to Kill
10 Feel the Pain
11 Love Song
12 Neat Neat Neat
13 Happy Talk
14 Smash it Up
15 Noise Noise Noise
16 Looking at You
17 New Rose
18 Hippy Hippy Shake
19 Roll Over Beethoven

Source: Audience recording
Quality: Listenable
Encoding: 192kbps mp3
File size: 92Mb

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