On their sixth album, the British punk band went full-on goth. With vampy singer Dave Vanian (and his frilly poet shirts) at the forefront, the band’s sense of humor took a turn for the black, with melodrama to spare. This is 80s goth at its most fun. Trivia: the female model on Phantasmagoria‘s cover is Susie Bick, Nick Cave’s wife.
Today, listen to The Damned’s Phantasmagoria. You can listen online on Spotify.
– Liisa Ladouceur