Thanks for the Night

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"Thanks for the Night"
Single by The Damned
B-side "Nasty"
Released May 1984
Format 7" & 12" single
Recorded 1984
Genre Punk Rock
Length 03:30
Label Damned Records
DAMNED 1
Producer(s) Hein Hoven
The Damned singles chronology
"Generals"
(1982)
"Thanks for the Night"
(1984)
"Grimly Fiendish"
(1985)

"Thanks for the Night" was a single released by The Damned in 1984.

It was recorded at something of a transitional stage for the group, being the last studio recording completed with Captain Sensible until 2001's Grave Disorder album. It was also the first released recording to feature bass player Bryn Merrick, and also the first to see Strawberries keyboardist Roman Jugg as a full member of the band. The song also bore a strong resemblance to the Strawberries album track "Ignite".

The B-side, "Nasty", was recorded for the BBC comedy series The Young Ones, which was performed during the episode of the same name in 1984.

The single was also issued in Germany, by Bellaphon Records. While it was not attached to any Damned album, it has since been included on a number of Damned compilations and live albums, as have the B-side tracks.

A version of the song also appears on Captain Sensible's solo album The Power of Love.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Thanks for the Night" (Sensible) - 3:30
  2. "Nasty" (Scabies, Sensible, Vanian, Jugg, Merrick) - 2:51

Bonus Track on 12" single: -

  1. "Do the Blitz" (Scabies, Sensible, Vanian, Gray, Jugg) - 1:55

Production credits[edit]

  • Producers:
    • Hein Hoven on "Thanks for the Night"
    • The Damned on "Nasty" and "Do the Blitz", credited as 'Us for Them Ltd'