The Sex Pistols wanted anarchy, the Clash wanted to foment revolution, and this third part of the British punk trinity -- well, the Damned just wanted a beer. Okay, several beers. The cover of this, the quartet's debut -- and, incidentally, the first British punk album ever -- lets you know what you're in for, what with food-fight detritus splattered across the mugs of Rat Scabies, Dave Vanian, and company. What lurks inside is pretty much the sonic equivalent, with guitar riffs flying in all directions and cranked-up drum beats barreling through the buffet on such classic rave-ups as "Neat Neat Neat" and "So Messed Up." But despite all the antics, remarkably precise tracks like "New Rose" prove that the Damned (or at least guitarist/songwriter Brian James) had a firm grasp on song structure as well as noisemaking. Of course, if it's the latter you're looking for, Damned Damned Damned has plenty -- including the one-minute sprint "Stab Yer Back" and a cover of the Stooges' "I Feel Alright."