Punk, post-punk, pop Goth.
Dark, melodic, psychedelic.
Active (again) UK. Formed May 1976, supporting Sex Pistols two months later at the 100 Club. Split in 1978, year later reformed as the Doomed, before changing back to the Damned. Used horror kitsch, sixties psychedelia. Had trouble getting a manager, so Rat did it until Andy McQueen took over.
Releases: Damned Damned Damned (1977, credited as being first released punk album); The Black Album (1980); Phantasmagoria (the Goth album); Anything (also considered 'gothic'); I'm Alright Jack...; Summer; Grave Disorder (2001?).
1979 Machine Gun Etiquette, third album, released. Darker and more melodic than previous albums, influenced by psychedelic music.
1980 The Black Album released, dark melodies and themes, classical influences.
1982 - Strawberries, more pop
1985 - Phantasmagoria, pop Goth hybrid (with Gothic imagery and artwork). Anything, follow-up to Phantasmagoria continuing same themes.