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Captain Sensible - Punk from United Kingdom - Biography & Full Album Download MP3


Captain Sensible


Punk Band from United Kingdom

Raymond Ian Burns (born 24 April 1954), known by the stage name Captain Sensible, is an English singer, songwriter and guitarist, best known as a founding member of punk rock band the Damned.

Sensible co-founded the punk rock band the Damned, originally playing bass before switching to guitar. He embarked on a solo career during the 1980s, following a UK number one hit with his cover of "Happy Talk".

Sensible's distinctive appearance includes a red beret and sunglasses, typically with white frames.

Early life

Sensible was born in Balham, London, in 1954. He went to Stanley Technical School for Boys in South Norwood, Croydon. The first musical instrument he played was a Bontempi organ. Growing up, he listened to Brian Auger, Syd Barrett, Small Faces, Egg, Stray, Soft Machine and the Groundhogs.

The Damned

Originally a member of the Johnny Moped band, Sensible joined the Damned in 1976 on the suggestion of his colleague Rat Scabies, the band's drummer, filling a number of positions during his tenure (including bassist, lead guitarist and keyboardist), and eventually becoming the band's main songwriter following the departure of Brian James. He left in the 1980s to concentrate on solo projects, but rejoined in 1996 after Scabies left, and co-wrote Grave Disorder, the band's first new studio album for 8 years, in 2001. He continues to tour and record with the band.

Solo career

Sensible's first solo release came in 1978 with the single "Jet Boy, Jet Girl", recorded while the Damned were on hiatus. He followed this in 1981 with the This is Your Captain Speaking EP on Crass Records. He signed to A&M Records and had a UK number one hit in 1982 with a cover of "Happy Talk", the Rodgers and Hammerstein song from South Pacific, featuring backing by Dolly Mixture and a band including Robyn Hitchcock on guitar. This was later sampled for rap artist Dizzee Rascal's 2004 song "Dream". Other songs which became hits in the UK and various European countries were "Wot", "One Christmas Catalogue" and anti-Falklands War "Glad It's All Over", which was co-written and produced by Tony Mansfield. After quitting A&M Records he continued recording for various independent labels, including Deltic Records and Humbug Records. He has also toured with his solo band Punk Floyd.

His recording of "The Snooker Song" from Mike Batt's musical The Hunting of the Snark was used as the theme music for the BBC gameshow Big Break, and he also wrote and performed a song called "Brain's Theme" for the movie Skinned Deep in 2004.

Captain Sensible is also a member of Dead Men Walking, a supergroup featuring Mike Peters (The Alarm), Kirk Brandon (Spear of Destiny) and Slim Jim Phantom (Stray Cats), and The Sensible Gray Cells with former Damned mate Paul Gray.

On 25 June 2019, The New York Times Magazine listed Captain Sensible among hundreds of artists whose material was reportedly destroyed in the 2008 Universal fire.

Politics

In September 2006, he formed a new British political party known as the Blah! Party, saying, "We believe that voting is an important part of the democratic process, and we want the Blah! Party to be the party of protest, a channel through which the people of the U.K. can vent their dissatisfaction at nonsensical everyday things, and protest against the government and the current crop of political parties." The party was largely modelled on the principle of direct democracy, with suggestions being made by anyone on the party website. These suggestions would then be voted on by the membership, resulting in a "rolling manifesto." The party was launched on 24 September 2006 at a conference in Manchester. Initial policies included stopping "chav culture and the idolisation of airhead celebrities like the Beckhams, Paris Hilton and Jade Goody", alongside more serious policies of opposing the Iraq War and ID cards, instead spending money on public transport, hospitals and renewable energy.The party entered into a sponsorship deal with Seabrook Crisps in September 2006, with the party logo and details on joining for free printed on their packets. The party also received non-financial support from PR company Propaganda. The party received £168,309 in the last quarter of 2006. The party was debt-free in 2008, with a membership of 8,544, up from 5,000 in 2007.The first candidate was Carl Finlan, who stood in the 2007 local elections in Thornton and Allerton ward, Bradford. He gained 69 votes (1.6%). Deputy leader Melodie Staniforth stood in the Holme Valley North ward of Kirklees as 'Boney Maroney' in 2008. She gained 38 votes (0.68%). She resigned shortly afterwards.On 11 September 2007, Propaganda (the PR company responsible for the founding of the party) stepped down from the running of the party and handed total control to Captain Sensible, former Official Monster Raving Loony Party deputy leader Melodie Staniforth, Robert Staniforth, Sadie Ingoldby, Shaun Nightingale and Gary Spate. In December 2008, Propaganda closed the website. The party ended its association with Propaganda and Seabrook, launching a new website. At the same time it de-registered from the register of political parties, deciding to instead be a protest group.

Personal life

Captain Sensible was once married to Rachel Bor of Dolly Mixture. Sensible and Bor have three children together. He later remarried and now has four children.Burns adopted his stage name Captain Sensible ironically because he used to be a "debauched maniac" who had fun "regardless of the consequences." However, after living at Dial House (the commune where the anarcho-punk band Crass lived) for a week to record an EP in 1981, his life changed and he became a vegetarian who adhered to Crass' pacifist and creative aims. Sensible has written several songs about animal rights, including "Torture Me" and most notably the 1985 single "Wot! No Meat?".

Solo discography

Albums

Women and Captains First (1982), A&M – UK No. 64

The Power of Love (1983), A&M

Revolution Now (1989), Deltic

The Universe of Geoffrey Brown (1993), Humbug

Live at the Milky Way (1994), Humbug

Meathead (1995), Humbug

Mad Cows and Englishmen (1996), ScratchCompilations

Sensible Singles (1984), A&M

A Slice of Captain Sensible (1997), Humbug

The Captain's Box (1997), Humbug

Sensible Lifestyles: The Best of Captain Sensible (1997), Cleopatra

The Masters (1998), Eagle [reissue of Mad Cows and Englishmen, including bonus tracks]

The Collection (2003), Spectrum Music

EPs

This is Your Captain Speaking (1981), Crass

The Universe of Captain Sensible (1998), Jarmusic

Singles

"Jet Boy, Jet Girl" (1978), Dutch Poker [also appeared as the B-side to The Damned's "Wait for the Blackout"]

"Happy Talk" (1982), A&M – UK No. 1

"Wot" (1982), A&M – UK No. 26

"Croydon" (1982), A&M

"Stop the World" (1983), A&M – UK No. 82

"I'm a Spider" (1983), A&M

"Glad It's All Over" (1984), A&M – UK No. 6

"There Are More Snakes than Ladders" (1984), A&M – UK No. 57

"One Christmas Catalogue" (1984), A&M – UK No. 79

"Hey Jo" (1984) – "Wargasm"

"Wot, No Meat?" (1985), Animus – credited to 'Captain Sensible & the Missus' (duet with Rachel Bor of Dolly Mixture)

"Come on Down" (1985), A&M

"Revolution Now" (1987), A&M

"The Snooker Song" (1988), Trax

"The Toys Take Over" (1988), Deltic

"I Get So Excited" (1988), Deltic

"Smash It Up (part 4)" (1990), Deltic – [B-side of the 12" version is by the Brotherhood of Lizards]

"Holiday in My Heart" (1993), Humbug

"Wot '93" (1993), XYZ

"The Hokey Cokey" (1994), Humbug – UK No. 71

"Flip Top World" (1995), Humbug

"While Wrecking the Car" (1997), Empty

"Cigarette Sandy" (1998), Musical Tragedies – [split single with The Real People]

"Missing the Boat" (1999), Jarmusic

"Wot – I Say Captain" with Erkan & Stefan (2005)

"Wot!" with LaBrassBanda (2014)

References

External links

Interview with Captain Sensible (includes video of interview, and of The Damned's 35th anniversary tour), Rocker Magazine, 2011.

Captain Sensible discography

Extended discography
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- Biography -

56 albums

Captain Sensible - Wot!

Wot!

2014 - United Kingdom
Funk, Disco
Digital MP34 Tracks
Rca Deutschland


Captain Sensible - Too Much Reality E.P.

Too Much Reality E.P.

2013 - United Kingdom
Punk
Vinyl 7"4 Tracks
Time And Matter Records


Captain Sensible - Women And Captains First

Women And Captains First

2007 - United Kingdom
New Wave
CD Album14 Tracks
A&m Records


Captain Sensible - Wot (I Say Captain)

Wot (I Say Captain)

2005 - United Kingdom
New Wave, Disco
CD Maxi-Single4 Tracks
Sony Bmg Music Entertainment


Captain Sensible - My Baby Don

My Baby Don't Care

2004 - United Kingdom
Punk, New Wave
Vinyl 10"4 Tracks
Weizenheimer


Captain Sensible - The Collection

The Collection

2003 - United Kingdom
Alternative Rock, Synth-pop
CD Album Compilation19 Tracks
Spectrum Music , Spectrum Music


Captain Sensible - Smash It Up

Smash It Up

2001 - United Kingdom
Punk, Garage Rock
Vinyl 7"7 Tracks
Ndn Records


Captain Sensible - Poetry In Motion

Poetry In Motion

1999 - United Kingdom
CD Album16 Tracks
Eagle Records


Captain Sensible - Missing The Boat

Missing The Boat

1999 - United Kingdom
CD Single2 Tracks
Jarmusic


Captain Sensible - The Masters

The Masters

1998 - United Kingdom
Punk
CD Album Compilation14 Tracks
Eagle Records


Captain Sensible - The Universe Of Captain Sensible

The Universe Of Captain Sensible

1998 - United Kingdom
Psychedelic Rock
CD EP5 Tracks
Jarmusic


Captain Sensible - Lucky Seven Inch Record

Lucky Seven Inch Record

1998 - United Kingdom
Punk
Vinyl 7"6 Tracks
Incognito Records


Captain Sensible - Cigarette Sandy / Waiting For The World

Cigarette Sandy / Waiting For The World

1998 - United Kingdom
Punk, Brit Pop
Vinyl 6"2 Tracks
Musical Tragedies


Captain Sensible - While Wrecking The Car

While Wrecking The Car

1997 - United Kingdom
Alternative Rock, New Wave
Vinyl 7"2 Tracks
Empty Records


Captain Sensible - The Best Of Captain Sensible (Sensible Lifestyles)

The Best Of Captain Sensible (Sensible Lifestyles)

1997 - United Kingdom
CD Album Compilation15 Tracks
Cleopatra


Captain Sensible - The Captain

The Captain's Box

1996 - United Kingdom
Prog Rock
CD Album Compilation46 Tracks
Humbug


Captain Sensible - A Slice Of ...

A Slice Of ...

1996 - United Kingdom
Post-Punk, Psychedelic Rock, New Wave
CD Album Compilation14 Tracks
Humbug


Captain Sensible - Mad Cows & Englishmen

Mad Cows & Englishmen

1996 - United Kingdom
Alternative Rock, Power Pop
CD Album12 Tracks
Scratch Records


Captain Sensible - Fliptop World (Remix) / An (Abridged) Taste Of Humbug

Fliptop World (Remix) / An (Abridged) Taste Of Humbug

1996 - United Kingdom
Synth-pop
Vinyl 7"2 Tracks
Fear And Loathing


Captain Sensible - Meathead

Meathead

1995 - United Kingdom
Alternative Rock, Psychedelic Rock
CD Album32 Tracks
Humbug


Captain Sensible - The Hokey Cokey / One Foot In The Grave

The Hokey Cokey / One Foot In The Grave

1994 - United Kingdom
Soundtrack, Parody
Vinyl 7"2 Tracks
Pmw Records, Victa Records


Captain Sensible - Live At The Milky Way

Live At The Milky Way

1994 - United Kingdom
Punk
CD Album15 Tracks
Humbug


Captain Sensible - The Hokey Cokey

The Hokey Cokey

1994 - United Kingdom
Novelty
Vinyl 7"2 Tracks
Have A Nice Day Records


Captain Sensible - Holiday In My Heart / Life Up In The Stars

Holiday In My Heart / Life Up In The Stars

1993 - United Kingdom
Alternative Rock, New Wave, Indie Rock
CD Single2 Tracks
Humbug


Captain Sensible - Wot

Wot '93

1993 - United Kingdom
Synth-pop
CD Maxi-Single3 Tracks
Zyx Music


Captain Sensible - The Universe Of Geoffrey Brown

The Universe Of Geoffrey Brown

1993 - United Kingdom
Alternative Rock, New Wave, Indie Rock
CD Album11 Tracks
Humbug


Captain Sensible - Smash It Up (Pt. 4) / Market Day

Smash It Up (Pt. 4) / Market Day

1990 - United Kingdom
Punk
Vinyl 12"6 Tracks
Deltic Records


Captain Sensible - Revolution Now

Revolution Now

1989 - United Kingdom
Alternative Rock, Power Pop, Synth-pop
CD Album15 Tracks
Deltic Records


Captain Sensible - The Snooker Song

The Snooker Song

1988 - United Kingdom

Vinyl 7"2 Tracks
Trax Music, Adventure Records


Captain Sensible - The Toys Take Over

The Toys Take Over

1988 - United Kingdom
New Wave, Synth-pop
Vinyl 12"3 Tracks
Deltic Records


Captain Sensible - I Get So Excited

I Get So Excited

1988 - United Kingdom

Vinyl 7"2 Tracks
Deltic Records


Captain Sensible - Savage Amusement E.P.

Savage Amusement E.P.

1987 - United Kingdom
Folk Rock, Glam
Vinyl 12"4 Tracks
Barracuda Blue


Captain Sensible - Brenda / Surrender

Brenda / Surrender

1986 - United Kingdom
Rock & Roll, Theme, Synth-pop
Vinyl 7"2 Tracks
A&m Records, Epic


Captain Sensible - Wot! No Meat?

Wot! No Meat?

1985 - United Kingdom
Vinyl 7"2 Tracks
Animus Records


Captain Sensible - Come On Down

Come On Down

1985 - United Kingdom
New Wave
Vinyl 7"3 Tracks
A&m Records


Captain Sensible - Sensible Singles

Sensible Singles

1984 - United Kingdom
New Wave
Vinyl LP13 Tracks
A&m Records


Captain Sensible - A Day In The Life Of ...

A Day In The Life Of ...

1984 - United Kingdom
New Wave
Vinyl LP13 Tracks
A&m Records


Captain Sensible - Glad It

Glad It's All Over

1984 - United Kingdom
Punk, Synth-pop
Vinyl 7"2 Tracks
A&m Records


Captain Sensible - There Are More Snakes Than Ladders

There Are More Snakes Than Ladders

1984 - United Kingdom

Vinyl 7"2 Tracks
A&m Records


Captain Sensible - One Christmas Catalogue

One Christmas Catalogue

1984 - United Kingdom
Downtempo, Synth-pop
Vinyl 7"2 Tracks
A&m Records


Captain Sensible - Glad It

Glad It's All Over / Damned On 45

1984 - United Kingdom
Punk, Synth-pop
Vinyl 7"2 Tracks
A&m Records


Captain Sensible - The Cricket E.P.

The Cricket E.P.

1983 - United Kingdom
New Wave
Vinyl 7"6 Tracks
Pavilioned In Splendour


Captain Sensible - I

I'm A Spider

1983 - United Kingdom
New Wave
Vinyl 7"2 Tracks
A&m Records


Captain Sensible - The Power Of Love

The Power Of Love

1983 - United Kingdom
Punk, New Wave
Vinyl LP12 Tracks
A&m Records


Captain Sensible - Stop The World

Stop The World

1983 - United Kingdom

Vinyl 7"2 Tracks
A&m Records


Captain Sensible - Wot! / Croydon

Wot! / Croydon

1982 - United Kingdom
New Wave, Disco
Vinyl 7"2 Tracks
A&m Records


Captain Sensible - I

I'm So Excited / Wot!

1982 - United Kingdom
Disco, New Wave
Vinyl 12"3 Tracks
Alfa


Captain Sensible - Change / Wot!

Change / Wot!

1982 - United Kingdom
Disco
Vinyl 7"2 Tracks
Unlimited Gold, A&m Records


Captain Sensible - Croydon

Croydon

1982 - United Kingdom
New Wave
Vinyl 7"2 Tracks
A&m Records


Captain Sensible - Wot / Happy Talk

Wot / Happy Talk

1982 - United Kingdom
Disco
Vinyl 12"2 Tracks
A&m Records


Captain Sensible - Happy Talk

Happy Talk

1982 - United Kingdom

Vinyl 7"2 Tracks
A&m Records


Captain Sensible - Wait For The Blackout / Jet Boy, Jet Girl

Wait For The Blackout / Jet Boy, Jet Girl

1982 - United Kingdom
Punk, Alternative Rock
Vinyl 7"2 Tracks
Big Beat Records


Captain Sensible - This Is Your Captain Speaking

This Is Your Captain Speaking

1981 - United Kingdom
Punk, Power Pop
Vinyl 7"3 Tracks
Crass Records


Captain Sensible - Millionaire

Millionaire

1980 - United Kingdom
Vinyl 7"2 Tracks
Atomic Records


Captain Sensible - Disco Girls

Disco Girls

1979 - United Kingdom
Punk
Vinyl 7"2 Tracks
Gimp Records


Captain Sensible - Jet Boy, Jet Girl / Children Of The Damned

Jet Boy, Jet Girl / Children Of The Damned

1978 - United Kingdom
Punk
Vinyl 7"2 Tracks
Poker




- Videos Captain Sensible -

68 Videos

Captain Sensible ‎– 'This Is Your Captain Speaking' EP 1981
Captain Sensible
The Russians Are Coming
Captain Sensible
Oursouls To You
Captain Sensible
(What D'Ya Give) The Man Who's Gotten Everything?
Captain Sensible
Happy Talk [totp]
Captain Sensible
Captain Sensible & Dolly Mixture Happy Talk on TOTP
Captain Sensible
THE DAMNED - Damned on 45 ( Captain Sensible )
Captain Sensible
Glad its all over (HD)
Captain Sensible
Captain Sensible and The Softies Jet Boy, Jet Girl 1980 (single)
Captain Sensible
Wot (vinyl rip)
Captain Sensible
Wot
Captain Sensible
Wot (12 Version) **HQ Audio**
Captain Sensible
Wot (12'' version) [with Lyrics]
Captain Sensible
Captain Sensible – “Happy Talk” (A&M) 1982
Captain Sensible
I'm a Spider
Captain Sensible
Captain Sensible-11-The Power Of Love.
Captain Sensible
Stop The World - Captain Sensible (Official Video - VHS quality).
Captain Sensible
There are more snakes than ladders - folk version 1984
Captain Sensible
There are more snakes than ladders - remix 1984
Captain Sensible
Captain Sensible-There's More Snakes Than Ladders
Captain Sensible
One Christmas Catalogue
Captain Sensible
Happy Talk (singalong version)
Captain Sensible
Wot
Captain Sensible
Captain Sensible & the Softies - Jet Boy, Jet Girl
Captain Sensible
Captain Sensible-25-A Meat Sandwich.
Captain Sensible
Captain Sensible & The Missus - WOT ! No Meat ? .wmv
Captain Sensible
Croydon 7 ( Audio Only) 1982
Captain Sensible
One Christmas Catalogue (Promo Video)
Captain Sensible
One Christmas Catalogue: Song by Captain Sensible
Captain Sensible
RELAX
Captain Sensible
One Christmas Catalogue
Captain Sensible
KING - JET BOY JET GIRL (Captain Sensible)
Captain Sensible
King - My Baby Don't Care [Captain Sensible] (1978)
Captain Sensible
Smash It Up Pt 4
Captain Sensible
Captain Sensible ~ Stop The World
Captain Sensible
Captain Sensible stop the world.wmv
Captain Sensible
Captain Sensible-4-Back To School.
Captain Sensible
Stop The World - Captain Sensible (Official Video - VHS quality).
Captain Sensible
Love Policeman ( Audio Only) 1995
Captain Sensible
Sally Blue Shoes ( Audio Only) 1995
Captain Sensible
CAPTAIN SENSIBLE & NICHOLAS PARSONS Come on Down
Captain Sensible
Captain Sensible-29-The Ballad Of Shula And Mark.
Captain Sensible
Captain Sensible-28-Like Margarine.
Captain Sensible
Captain Sensible / Beggars Can Be Choosers
Captain Sensible
CAPTAIN SENSIBLE-THE TOYS TAKE OVER (Extended Version) (HD)
Captain Sensible
Charlie Harper & Space Virgins
Captain Sensible
Charlie Harper & Too Much Reality EP
Captain Sensible
Missing The Boat
Captain Sensible
Captain Sensible (Damned) - Revolution Now 1989 Full Vinyl 2LPs
Captain Sensible
Charlie Harper & Too much reality
Captain Sensible
Captain Sensible & Henry Badowski - The Coward of Treason Cove - Revolution Now - 1989
Captain Sensible
Exploding Heads and Teapots ( Audio Only) 1989
Captain Sensible
The Kamikaze Millionaire ( Audio Only) 1989
Captain Sensible
Phone In ( Audio Only) 1989
Captain Sensible
A Riot On Eastbourne Pier
Captain Sensible
Smash It Up Pt 4
Captain Sensible
Ride A White Swan (Cover Version) - Captain Sensible (1987)
Captain Sensible
Cigarette Sandy ( Audio Only) 1998
Captain Sensible
WOT '93 (12'' Mix) & Life Up In The Stars (Remix) - Captain Sensible
Captain Sensible
Wot - Captain Sensible (Karaoke Version) without VMT
Captain Sensible
Captain Sensible-8-Life Up In The Stars.
Captain Sensible
Wot
Captain Sensible
Some 'B' sides and comp. tracks.
Captain Sensible
The Snooker Song Promo
Captain Sensible
While Wrecking The Car
Captain Sensible
Captain Sensible I Get So Excited
Captain Sensible
Glad its all over (HD)
Captain Sensible
Hokey Cokey
Captain Sensible




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