Raymond Ian Burns born 24 April known by the stage name Captain Sensibleis an English singer, songwriter and guitarist. Lonely Night - Creation - Creation Greatest Hits co-founded the punk rock band the Damnedoriginally playing bass before switching to guitar.
He embarked on a solo career during the s, 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.
Sensible was born in BalhamLondon, in The first musical instrument he played was a Bontempi organ. Originally a member of the Johnny Moped band, Sensible joined the Damned in on the suggestion of his colleague Rat Scabiesthe band's drummer, filling a number of positions during his tenure including bassist, lead guitarist and keyboardistand eventually becoming the band's main songwriter following the departure of Lively Arts - Captain Sensible - Glad Its All Over / Damned On 45 James.
He left in the s to concentrate on solo projects, but rejoined in after Scabies left, and co-wrote Grave Disorderthe band's first new studio album for 8 years, in He continues to tour and record with the band. Sensible's first solo release came in with the single " Jet Boy, Jet Girl ", recorded while the Damned were on hiatus. He has also toured with his solo band Punk Floyd. Burns in November . In Septemberhe 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. Lively Arts - Captain Sensible - Glad Its All Over / Damned On 45 suggestions would then be voted on by the membership, resulting in a "rolling manifesto. The party entered into a sponsorship deal with Seabrook Crisps in Septemberwith the party logo and details on joining for free printed on their packets.
The first candidate was Carl Finlan, who stood in the local elections in Thornton and Allerton ward, Bradford. 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. Burns adopted his stage name Captain Sensible ironically because he used to be a "debauched maniac" who had fun "regardless of the consequences.
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