Totton, Southampton

Very early UK Punk Rock band from outta Southampton in Hampshire who were active in the late seventies.


(Press Play button to listen)


Chris White - Vocals Dave Oakley - Guitar
Glen Dawson - Bass Neil Bryant - Drums


Glen Dawson Dave Oakley Chris White Neil Bryant
"Damage" in 'Telecomms Recording Studio", Portsmouth 1978.


We now know that the band recorded three separate sessions at "Telecomms" in Portsmouth and below are some of the track titles.

25 Years
Lovers Of Noise
Young Mother
Animal Magnetism
Capital Credibility
God Exists
Judy's Girl
Rule Britannia


We are now in touch with the band so watch this space for more details and a possible release as all three reel to reel masters have been found!

After the demise of 'Damage', some of the members formed a band called 'The YaYa's', who played a Mod style R&B around Southampton in the early 80's and had a residency at the Rum Runners pub on Queens Park Terrace. (before it was turned into a bank)

 Dave Oakley was also in a Mod band called 'The Hideaways' who recorded a compilation track for the 'Biff Bang Pow' label and now plays in the excellent  'Bang Bang Lulu', who do Northern Soul and 2 Tone stuff.


Thanks to Charlie Mason, Mark Barker, Ian Canty & Rut Harwood



©Detour Records