Damaged Goods was started in 1988 from a living room in East London by Ian Damaged. The first release was a re-issue of the 1977 single by Slaughter And The Dogs ‘Where Have All The Bootboys Gone?’. After great reviews in all the UK weeklies it was followed swiftly by the bands Debut album ‘Do It Dog Style’. Releases by Adam & The Antz, Killjoys, Pork Dukes and Snivelling Shits followed.
Originally DG was going to be a re-issue punk label but by 1990 the temptation to release current bands got too much and singles by The Roadholders, The Sect and the debut Manic Street Preachers followed.
In early 1991 we released our first single by Billy Childish & Thee Headcoats, many more swiftly followed including the debut Headcoatees single as well. We now work closely with Billy looking after his entire catalogue.
Between 1992 & 1994 we released the debut single from Helen Love along with great one off singles with Atari Teenage Riot, New Bomb Turks, Wat Tyler & Asian Dub Foundation.