Friday, January 25, 2008

Dave Vanian Writes.....



Hello I'm Dave Vanian of The Damned
You may know me from songs like 'New Rose', 'Neat Neat Neat', 'Smash It Up' 'Eloise' and 'I Just Can't Be Happy Today'. Well I'm not happy today - in fact I'm in a right steaming rage, I don't mind a bit of light fingered 'pop lifting' but have you seen the Sweeney Todd posters? Johnny Depp's only gone and reanimated my 80's proto Goth look for his role as the Demon Barber hasn't he. And do I get any credit like Keith Richards did - do I bugger! What the devil am I barking on about ? Have a peep at these 80's hits and you'll see - what a damned cheek. Grave robbery that's what it is.

*puff of smoke, takes form of a bat and flaps out of window gnashing fangs*

The Damned - 'Eloise'


The Damned - 'Shadow of Love'

12 comments:

bitterandrew said...

HAHAHA! Yes!

The wife had something similar to say about the "strange" resemblance a few weeks back:

http://little-puppett.livejournal.com/20420.html

BLTP said...

On the subject on V'dammed I took my copies of Eloise and Grimly fiendish to a party in about 1986 and have not seen them since have look round evryone! ;)

Planet Mondo said...

BA she's right - and I've suddenly discovered my favourite sport too 'Roller Derby', what a great poster, it looks like long lost New York Dolls artwork.

And don't get me started on how Nirvana lifted parts of 'Smash It Up part 1' for 'Come As You Are'(that's not me playing in the clip)


BLTP - Not the white vinyl 12" Bad Trip Mix of Grimly, that would be tragic.

Vincent the Soul Chef said...

yep, Goth does get a very bad rap these days. At least Johnny Depp isn't a tweenaged little girl who hasn't a clue about Janet Ballion. And speaking of which, I haven't forgotten about you PM. I want to do a once in a lifetime mix of some uber rare Goth shit. I'll keep you posted on the progress.

Peace and blessings.

Vincent the Soul Chef said...

...and what about Killing Joke's "Eighties". It's a wonder that Jaz Coleman didn't sue the pants off of Kurt Cobain.

Planet Mondo said...

Hey Hey vince great to see on you Channel Mondo - buzzing for that uber goth mix, funnily enough I'm working on an early 80's mix myself 'snakebite classics' tunes from the alt.club scene - including Killing Joke's 'Follow The Leader'

PS whoops did say Nirvana ripped off 'Smash It Up' I meant
Life Goes
On

Piley said...

spot on Mondo - the 1st time i saw aq pic of ol Deppy in his Todd gear I thought the same thing. I'm sure Vanian will be getting a cut of all box office receipts tho eh??

Anonymous said...

I couldn't believe the resemblence, lots of us eighties tragics took one look at sweeney todd aka Depp and thought that's dave vanian!! surely there must be a copyright issue with the white streak? :)

Planet Mondo said...

The 'badger stripe' as I thinks it's called. There's also a touch of Marc Bolan going on too, have a peep at this

Egle said...

hahaha.. amazing, absolutely amazing. 'you might know me from songs..' god you're brilliant!:D

Vampira said...

Well Mr Vanian you are still a lovely looking Man

tom hofer said...

Has everyone forgotten that Mr. Vanian got the stripe from Elsa Lanchester?