The Damned are a punk band from London, England founded in 1976. Despite various lineup changes and short breaks throughout their history, the band is still active to this day. They broke up for the first time in 1978 but reformed almost immediately with Dave Vanian and Captain Sensible being backed by Rat Scabies and Algy Ward. Their first album back was Machine Gun Etiquette which was also released in 1978. The second single from the album was a track called "Smash It Up," which was released as a 7" to coincide with the album's release. This original The Damned shirt, worn in with a few holes and marks, is a vintage tee from the Machine Gun Etiquette era.