BRIAN JAMES MEETS FLATPIG: New Rose 2001: CD

Former Damned dude revisits two of their “hits” (the title track and “Neat Neat Neat”) and another track I know nothing about so I assume is a newer composition. Musically, this is on target, sounding like a dead-on update of the sound the Damned achieved on their first album, all slash, stutter and swagger. The vocals, though…well, let’s just say there was a reason that Dave Vanian was the singer.

 –jimmy (Boss Tuneage)