‘ELOISE’ By THE DAMNED – Released In 1986…

3 January 2020

Band: The Damned
Song: Eloise – cover of British pop singer Barry Ryan‘s 1968 hit
B-side: Temptation
Released: 27 January 1986
Score: It peaked at #3 in the UK

The Damned didn’t turn the song into a punk anthem,
on the contrary, it sounded sweeter than the original.
But they looked cool on Top Of The Pops, 34 years ago…

THE DAMNED: Facebook

Here’s the original 1968 version sung by Barry Ryan, but written by his twin brother Paul…


Weekly series of five rolling ripsnorters to go completely bananas to this summer

This week we unleash five classic punk sledgehammers to bang your head to…

1. ‘No Fun’ by The Stooges 
(Self-titled debut LP – 1969)

2. ‘New Rose’ by THE DAMNED
(Album: Damned Damned Damned – 1977)

3. ‘Bodies’ by SEX PISTOLS
(Album: Never Mind The Bollocks Here’s The Sex Pistols – 1977)

4. ‘Janie Jones’ by THE CLASH
(From self-titled Debut LP – 1977)

5. ‘Blitzkrieg Bop’ by RAMONES
(From self-titled debut LP – 1976)

All 40 Summer Bangers so far
collected here on Spotify

See/hear you next week, music junkies…