"Eloise" is one of the great songs from the last century. I don't have the Barry Ryan original recording, but I do have this 12" mix/version of the song by The Damned. Time-to-time I walk into a room, and someone is playing a best of The Damned album, and it's like "why don't I have the entire catalog from this band?" That I don't answer for nor will I go into it in this particular post. One thing I do know for sure, The Damned has good taste. They do the song with great pomp, but respect to the original as well. It must have been hard to believe that a band starting out with "New Rose" (another incredible record) had somehow led to "Eloise." Plus the fact that they further their good taste by doing a great version of John Barry's "Beat Girl." A record can't get more fun.