1976 was the year when the Apple Computer Company was founded, the year when the first space shuttle was launched by NASA & the year that British punk rock band The Damned were formed. The Damned came out of London and were lead vocalist Dave Vanian, guitarist Brian James, bassist (and later guitarist) Captain Sensible, and on drums Rat Scabies. They were the first punk rock band from the UK to release a single, New Rose, the first to release an album, Damned, Damned, Damned & also to tour the United States. 40 years later they were in Cardiff playing to a sell out crowd at the cities Tramshed arts & music venue. They played an energy filled set & the packed house loved it. The rattled through all their best loved songs including New Rose, Love Song, Grimly Fiendish & their highest charting song Eloise. All in all it was a top night of rock n roll & I for one will be looking forward to seeing the guys on their next tour. Here’s to the next 40 years!