Nardwuar: Who are you?
You're Dave Vanian of The Damned!
You're Captain Sensible of The Damned!
Who else is in The Damned these days right now Dave?
What other people...come on, your wife (Damned bass player Patricia Morrison), your wife, don't forget your wife!
The English Dogs!
Well, this is kinda what I want to learn more about.
And who else is in the band, Captain Sensible? Please explain.
He's a punk Floyder isn't he?
So, Captain Sensible of The Damned, I understand you've got something to show us on the wall over here. This is a picture of your school. Could you please explain what this is all about.
Dave, how do you feel about that, giving away a vintage organ from the history of The Damned? What's the Captain doing?
Dave and Captain, it's great to have you back. Thanks for coming back together again, Grave Disorder!
Yes, a brand new record, a brand new record together. (The Captain grabs and shakes Nardwuar) Now how long has it been there Captain? How long has it been Captain since you guys did an album together. You got a brand new album out? How long has it been ? Out come the bananas! (The Captain starts eating a banana)
Twelve years of rock. Now you were almost lost to the Misfits there, weren't you Dave?
Did the Misfits approach you---
Oh yes they did, tell us Captain!
You were going to be singer of the Misfits for a little while, according to Jerry Only.
Ba-boom. Now let's move really forward to about two weeks ago. Guess who was in this very room? Billy...
That's what I was wondering, do you have any good Billy Idol stories? He was just here at the Commodore Ballroom two weeks ago Captain.
Rat isn't here right now, but how would he react to the knowledge that the Clash played their first North American gig here, at the Commodore Ballroom in 1979, two years after you guys played New York. The Clash played here, Dave, the Clash, where you're playing here tonight!
Just wondering if you have any Canadian connections? I want to bring out the Canadian connections.
I thought you didn't really come to Canada until you came to the El Mocambo in Toronto, in the early '80s when you destroyed the El Mocambo's sign. Do you remember that at all Captain Sensible?
Dave, you like Donald Sutherland though. He's a Canadian.
Do have any Canadian connections? Are there any Canadian connections at all for you guys in the Damned?
That's kind of Canadian. Billy Cowsill, he lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
What's Captain Sensible's obsession with Billy Cowsill there?
"Would be so hot" is the name of a new song on the Damned record, right there Dave?
"Would you be so hot"! Now, Mister Captain Sensible, excuse me, that has some Lennon-esque references in it, doesn't it?
Did he ever hear you guys? Did you ever run into John Lennon? Did they ever have a Damned record at all?
Because isn't there another connection between John Lennon and the song "W" on your new record too?
Yes there is, because "W" stands for Wings. And did you not displace Paul McCartney's Wings with "Love Song" in the charts years ago Captain Sensible?
What is the story behind that?
You guys also have a song called "Looking for Action" there, Dave from the Damned.
You also have a song called "Looking for Action." Now did not Robert Plant go looking for some action too at a Damned gig? Robert Plant checked out the Damned and actually enjoyed you guys?
So you have a lot of the old rockers checking you out and enjoying you, because I heard a story when you first came to New York in 1977, that the Rolling Stones left you guys some hookers and some b-b-blow--
The Rolling Stones supported the Damned, that's incredible.
Sir Cliff Richard didn't like you guys, did he? He didn't want to introduce you on some TV show, Dave?
He just wanted nothing to do with you?
But let's not say that America hates you, because you guys recently were at Joey Ramone's birthday party. That was a real touching event, maybe you could comment about that there Captain or Dave?
And you guys got flown over to that event, you're like one of the few bands from out of town that actually played.
Now the Damned weren't always New Yorker family-type people, were you? You have that song "Idiot Box" don't you Captain Sensible?
Jerry Nolan of The Heartbreakers, he dissed you guys too, that's another New York guy. He said you were kicked off the Anarchy Tour because you were sissies.
NW : "They" being the Sex Pistols right?
You're not afraid to say that word, are you Captain Sensible? "Sex Pistols," soon to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame! (The Captain then grabs Nardwuar and pretends to punch him) How do you feel about that there Captain Sensible?
Why was Sid always chucking stuff at you? Hey Dave, why was Sid always chucking stuff at you?