Grave Disorder

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Grave Disorder
Studio album by The Damned
Released 21 August 2001
Recorded 2000-2001
Genre Alternative rock, gothic rock, punk rock
Length 57:35
Label Nitro Records
Producer David Bianco
The Damned chronology
Not of This Earth
(1996)
Grave Disorder
(2001)
So, Who's Paranoid?
(2008)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Pitchfork 3.8/10[2]
PopMatters favourable[3]

Grave Disorder is an album from the punk rock band The Damned, released in August 2001.

It was their first release since signing to Nitro Records. The album is musically similar to Dave Vanian and Captain Sensible's previous Damned collaboration, Strawberries. It uses a combination of modern sampling and looping ("Absinthe"), gothic rock ("Thrill Kill"), punk rock ("Obscene" and "Amen"), deep gothic piano pieces ("Beauty Of The Beast" and "The End Of Time"), and more traditional pop songs. The song "Lookin' for Action" appeared on the Warped Tour 2002 Tour Compilation.

Songs like "W" (about the 2000 election and George W. Bush) have a sound very reminiscent of Britpop (such as the sound they exhibited on Strawberries). "song.com" offers a tongue-in-cheek commentary on the Internet, while "Democracy?" offers a rebuke of what they see as the futility of democracy and political revolution.

Track listing[edit]

  1. Democracy? (Captain Sensible) – 3:21
  2. song.com (Sensible, David Vanian) – 3:39
  3. Thrill Kill (Sensible, Pinch) – 5:37
  4. She (Sensible, Vanian) – 4:27
  5. Lookin for Action (Monty Oxy Moron, Patricia Morrison, Pinch, Vanian) – 4:04
  6. Would You Be So Hot (If You Weren't Dead?) (Sensible) – 4:13
  7. Absinthe (Vanian) – 4:17
  8. Amen (Sensible, Pinch) – 7:55
  9. Neverland (Sensible) – 3:31
  10. 'Til the End of Time (Sensible) – 3:51
  11. Obscene (Sensible, Vanian) – 2:46
  12. W (Pinch, Tom Savage) – 5:05
  13. Beauty of the Beast (Burrow, Vanian) – 4:44

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jack Rabid. "Grave Disorder". Allmusic. Retrieved 4 March 2012. 
  2. ^ Joe Tangari (5 December 2001). "The Damned: Grave Disorder". Pitchfork. Retrieved 4 March 2012. 
  3. ^ Jason Thompson (20 August 2001). "The Damned: Grave Disorder". PopMatters. Retrieved 4 March 2012.