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Old 01-08-2004, 11:14 PM   #1
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Normal Tell me about this band The Darkness!

Am I the only one who hasn't heard of them before? Or are they just big in the UK?
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Old 01-09-2004, 12:51 AM   #2
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They get more play than Goulet here in Western Canada...

that means a lot.

Stuck in a rut, and Get Your Hands Off My Woman...

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My favorite songs of theirs aren't even singles: Love Is Only a Feeling and Holding My Own.

They were definitely a huge thing across the pond before I ever heard them mentioned in the U.S. I hear them compared to Queen quite a bit with the catsuits and falsetto vocals and whatnot. I would say they're worth checking out.

I think Salome is the resident expert on The Darkness. I'm sure he'll be making an appearance in here any minute now...
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I think Salome is the resident expert on The Darkness.
Wait, HG, didn't you start a thread on The Darkness recently??

I bought Permission to Land because people here were saying good things about it and my curiosity was piqued. It's a fun album.
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their music is usually compared to AC/C and 80's hairbands because of the guitar sound
the singer is usually compared to Freddie Mercury

I applaud them for writing the best melodies of 2003 and finally give fun a place in music again

band of the year
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the darkness are what a rock&roll band should be!

mtv2 are playing a show they played live(its great) and they will be on the headbangers ball(mtv2)
oh and my band(no drummer yet) will cover some darkness songs why because they rock!

love on the rocks. guitars
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finally give fun a place in music again



I also like the fact that Justin Hawkins just makes up crap during interviews.
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they're definitely 80's hairbands but without the embarrassment, they're fun without being trite and novelty, they're catchy without being one hit wonders, they're retro musically without risking dating too quickly and they write love songs which dont make you want to barf.

what more can you ask for?
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Wait, HG, didn't you start a thread on The Darkness recently??

I bought Permission to Land because people here were saying good things about it and my curiosity was piqued. It's a fun album.


Yes. Yes, I did. But I still defer to Salome, unless he wants to be co-experts.

I'm glad you picked up the album, too, by the way! I've enjoyed listening to it more than I thought I would. And Angela's description of the band is spot on.

I also to The Darkness!
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all i know is that i still need to purchase permission to land.
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there like an 80's glam rock band
there great ^^, " i believe in a thing called love" is a cool song, and even if you dont like the music. you can just laugh at the band
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there like an 80's glam rock band
there great ^^, " i believe in a thing called love" is a cool song, and even if you dont like the music. you can just laugh at the band
i can listen to that song on repeat for quite some time
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Yay! The Darkness well and truly rock! I saw them live last summer and they were really good fun to watch. My best friend is actually at uni with Frankie(bass)'s brother, they've gotten access all areas passes and everything Why do I live 300 miles away from them?
Best song is definatley "Get yours hands off my woman".
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even if you dont like the music. you can just laugh at the band
I saw them a couple of nights ago on a Letterman rerun.... all i could do is laugh at the band! The songs are fine, but the entire 80s hairband side of them .... should've been left back in the 80s.
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