I was catching up on some old Mojo's and saw a piece about the four original Damned members reuniting for a British tour. I was more interested in something else, a band called The Sensible Gray Cells led by Captain Sensible, who Mojo describes as being "driven by their love of classic pop and 60's garage psychedelia," while the Captain himself declares the songs "too melodic for the Damned."
Okay, I'm in.
"Get Back Into The World" is a great record. It is the second from The Sensible Gray Cells. It's hard to nail what it sounds like because it sounds like so many of my favorites all at the same time from 60’s nuggets like Paul Revere & The Raiders and The Yardbirds to 70’s punk and new wave like The Stranglers and XTC, and of course The Damned at their most melodic. There were more than a few moments where actual songs were being quoted, like a little bit of "Ticket To Ride" in "A Little Prick."
This album is full of earworms and after giving it another ride around the park, I'm going backward and picking up the debut, hoping for more of the same. Bonus points for anyone who can tell me what song they copped for the melody in "Black Spider Memo Man," specifically from about the 0:36 mark to the 0:44 mark. That run is driving me mad.