The DamnedStrawberries

Label:Bronze – BRON 542
Vinyl, LP, Album
Style:Punk, Goth Rock


BrassSimon Lloyd
A3Stranger On The Town5:14
A4Dozen Girls4:26
A5The Dog7:34
B1Gun Fury2:57
B2Pleasure And The Pain
B3Life Goes On
VocalsCaptain Sensible
B4Bad Time For Bonzo3:32
B5Under The Floor Again5:20
B6Don't Bother Me
VocalsCaptain Sensible

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Thanks to Rockfield Studios.
This is a synth-free-album.
Original sound recording made by Bronze Records Ltd.

Limited Editions included a 12" square strawberry smelling picture/lyric insert, printed on both sides.

Track durations do not appear on this release.

In runouts:
-all data is machine-stamped except for "STRAWBERRIES" and "FOR PIGS" which are hand-etched.
-the use of X's represents crossed out text.

Inner sleeve printed by DRG Malago.

Promos are standard issues with a gold 'promotional copy not for resale' stamp on the back of the cover. (See images)

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1, runout side A): BRON 542 A//4∇420 H TOWNHOUSE STRAWBERRIES
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1, runout side B): BRON 542 B//1∇420 H TOWN HOUSE FOR PIGS
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2 runout side A): BRON 542 A//4∇420 H TOWNHOUSE 1 1 STRAWBERRiES 3 XXXXXXXXXX
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2, runout side B): BRON 542 B//1∇420 H 1 1 4 TOWN HOUSE FOR PIGS
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 3, runout side A): BRON 542 A//5∇420 H TOWNHOUSE STRAWBERRIES
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 3, runout side B): BRON 542 B//1∇420 H 1 1 6 TOWN HOUSE FOR PIGS
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 4, runout side A): BRON 542 A//4∇420 H TOWNHOUSE 1 1 STRAWBERRiES 1 XXXXXXXXXX
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 4, runout side B): BRON 542 B//1∇420 H 1 2 8 TOWN HOUSE FOR PIGS
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 5, runout side A): BRON 542 A//5∇420 H 1 1 TOWNHOUSE STRAWBERRiES
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 5, runout side B): BRON 542 B//1∇420 H 1 1 6 TOWNHOUSE FOR PIGS
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 6, runout side A): BRON 542 A//4∇420 H TOWNHOUSE 1 1 STRAWBERRiES 3
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 6, runout side B): BRON 542 B//1∇420 H 1 1 2 TOWN HOUSE FOR PIGS

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Strawberries (LP, Album)Bronze205 009-320Germany1982
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Strawberries (LP, Album)BronzeBRON 542Ireland1982
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Strawberries (LP, Album)Bronze, BronzeVIL-6014, BRON-6014Japan1982
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Strawberries (LP, Album, Promo)BronzeVIL-6014Japan1982


  • DarBalck's avatar
    Edited 11 months ago
    A great album. My first vinyl album in fact..
    I moved away to CD and never went back to the black stuff, having sold all my records. BUT, Casper the pig adorning the cover of my beloved original Strawberries vinyl copy is still lovingly hanging from my wall in a frame - and will be until my last breath. Never going to part with it. I swear Captain Sensible's guitar solo on Under The Floor Again is as good as anything I have heard from anybody except a certain Mr Gilmour on Comfortably Numb....
    • terrysuki's avatar
      I bought this when it first came out back in 82, and the scratch n sniff strawberry insert STILL smells of strawberries to this day!
      Oh yeah, and the music is still as blinding as it ever was....probably their best album! It’s my favourite.
      • janhead's avatar
        If only I had known how great this record is I would have bought it decades earlier... just got it some weeks ago and listen to it nearly every day. But I guess I would have hated it at the age of 17, now I'm loving it at 47.
        • reggaehustlers's avatar
          Being a damned fan from very young I left school in 82 and went to many damned gigs the die hard fans loved it amazing live at the time great days.
          • Kn1200's avatar
            Wow was this really not issued in US until 1993?
            • mojo_navigator's avatar
              On a musical level this is their best album IMO

              “Damned Damned Damned” may have changed lives back then (mine being one) but who can really listen to it today? Being an icon and being a good piece of music are not the same things. The punk stuff has faded and dated, best left in history books and museums, whereas Strawberries’ clever mix of ‘60s psychedelia and power-pop still sounds fresh today. Lot of Barrett and Strawberry Alarm Clock vibes here and yet it all sounds curiously timeless, never pastiche; the only thing that might date it somewhat is the angry polemic of Bad Time For Bonzo but even that’s done so tastefully that one barely notices

              When Strawberries came out (I bought it at the time) it created huge controversy among the punk fraternity who didn't understand it and couldn’t move on from Smash It Up etc; in fact that’s actually where the title comes from. When gigging the newer material prior to the release the reaction was so negative from the fans that at one point Vanian was exasperated enough to say to the crowd “it’s like giving strawberries to pigs”.

              My only complaint was that the scratch and sniff card was of the strawberries instead of the pig. A true landmark for the Damned
              • Rplx69's avatar
                Mine still smells faintly of strawberries after all these years :)
                • sensuikun's avatar
                  Well, ok.... sorry, but when does that shit becomes "Goth"?
                  • sklerici's avatar
                    Edited 2 years ago
                    Back in 1982 i couldn't understand. We were all between hardcore and goth. What's this kind of music? Neither electro dark nor neo psychedelic.. yes I secretely liked it, but in those years i'd never sayd that this was for sure the best album never done by the Damned during their long carrier.. It's simply rock and roll! They gave us strawberries but we were too pigs to appreciate.. I hope some young guys could hear this record and love it. A r'n'r masterpiece!



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