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Psychocandy
07-08-2003, 03:38 PM
Just heard the debut album from The Darkness. It's hilarious, dumb, catchy, dumb, loud, rifftastic and really, really dumb. I think that cheeks must have been pretty seriously skewered by tongues whilst this album was being recorded.

http://www.thedarknessrock.com/images/biogs/justinhawkins.jpg

http://www.thedarknessrock.com/images/biogs/danhawkins.jpg

http://www.thedarknessrock.com/images/biogs/frankiepoullain.jpg

Did I mention how dumb it is?

BadCoverVersion
07-08-2003, 03:47 PM
Originally posted by Psychocandy
http://www.thedarknessrock.com/images/biogs/frankiepoullain.jpg

Jesus, Mary & Joseph!

Is that moustachioed PORN legend, John Holmes stroking that wood?

BakeTheMooCow
07-08-2003, 03:53 PM
Sounds good.. but I dunno if I'll be able to find time to listen to them. Not like I'm super-busy.. not at all.. but whenever I buy an album, I spend a LOT of time listening to it. I'm still immersed in Elephant and Hail To The Thief. Psychocandy, I envy you because you seem to be jumping from album to album and band to band all the time. It boggles my mind.

Psychocandy
07-08-2003, 03:58 PM
Originally posted by BadCoverVersion
Jesus, Mary & Joseph!

Is that moustachioed PORN legend, John Holmes stroking that wood?

Heh. :D

It could be...could very well be. That or his reincarnation (or more likely his illegitimate son).

What is certain though is that that is a humdinger of a porn star moustache. U2's The Edge circa the Pop album and especially the Discotheque video would be jealous. :D

Psychocandy
07-08-2003, 03:59 PM
Originally posted by BakeTheMooCow
Sounds good.. but I dunno if I'll be able to find time to listen to them. Not like I'm super-busy.. not at all.. but whenever I buy an album, I spend a LOT of time listening to it. I'm still immersed in Elephant and Hail To The Thief. Psychocandy, I envy you because you seem to be jumping from album to album and band to band all the time. It boggles my mind.

By way of explanation...I HAVE NO LIFE!!! :eek: :rolleyes: :p

Psychocandy
07-19-2003, 11:23 AM
These guy absolutely sold themselves to the audience at T In The Park. I'd be willing to bet that the vast majority of the punters had probably not heard any of their songs except perhaps the recent single Growing On Me. They had the audience bouncing and clapping and generally eating out of the palm of their hands. It was fucking ace.

Oh...and the album just keeps getting better with each listen.

bedhead_dl
07-19-2003, 12:01 PM
This is a band that has just catapulted...

*waits for the pun...*

...out of the darkness! (there it is!)


Glam rock and spandex again...funny or what. They're suposed to be amazing live from all the reviews I've read. And most of my friends caught them at Glastenburry where they opened the festival.

These and electric six...wOw!

I think these are supporting Robbie Williams on tour...rwas a rumour I heard.

Weird.

BadCoverVersion
08-16-2003, 07:19 PM
I honestly can't think of ANYTHING more fun that listening to The Darkness.

This is possibly my favourite album of the year, as far as replay value is concerned.

Think Spinal Tap+Queen+FUN+Free+Spandex.

RAWK ON MOFO'S.

Dossipeni
08-16-2003, 10:17 PM
I was reading a friends Kerrang! magazine a few weeks ago, and they did a review of this album, giving it 5 stars, a classic rating. Intrigued, I downloaded the album and to my enjoyment, I discovered a band that has completely changed my opinion of new rock music.

The Darkness is "Cock" rock at its finest. Each song on this album is full of ballsy solos, and the best singing to be heard in quite sometime

Call it them a "gay AC/DC or a straight Queen", just relieze that this band is going to start a resurgance of great rock and roll.

PS. I haven't listened to any other music besides The Darkness for over 3 weeks.

bowieee
12-30-2003, 12:21 PM
Oh man I'm a late comer to The Darkness. I finally picked up this album last night and I've been a happy camper ever since. This record is fun times from the first note till the last. This cd is going to get w-o-r-n out. :)

scottish-movie-freak
12-30-2003, 02:09 PM
Originally posted by bowieee
Oh man I'm a late comer to The Darkness. I finally picked up this album last night and I've been a happy camper ever since. This record is fun times from the first note till the last. This cd is going to get w-o-r-n out. :)

Same here, except I got my copy for Christmas.

An excellent wee album, full of great songs! :)

Jewbo
12-30-2003, 03:49 PM
god i hate the darkness. when i first heard get your hands off of my woman i thought it was ok but then i heard growning on you. they are possibly the biggest sellouts i have ever seen in my life.

The Heart Collector
12-30-2003, 07:37 PM
They should have titled it Permission To Suck.

chilli pepper
12-30-2003, 08:02 PM
i love there latest single (the name of it escapes me) but i think ill have to steal a few more songs off the internet before i deem it purchase worthy

Lynn Minmei
12-31-2003, 01:34 AM
The Darkness is one of the few recent bands I can stomach. They're so lovingly tongue-in-cheek :D

spacemonkey
01-02-2004, 09:04 AM
They are preatty cool in my book.

I love that song "giving up", actually most of the songs on the album are really damn good, if you like that sort of old school, queen, kiss, ac/dc type of rock and roll. I love it, therefore I love this band.

Listen to "your really growing on me" "love is only a feeling" and "I believe in a thing called love" oh fuck just buy it, its awesome.

chilli pepper
01-03-2004, 04:29 AM
actually most of the songs on the album are really damn good, if you like that sort of old school, queen, kiss, ac/dc type of rock and roll. I love it, therefore I love this band.

:D i'm there

mattjk_17
01-03-2004, 08:44 AM
I love them! Their album was something unexpected, I thought that 'I Believe In A Thing Called Love' would be the only deasant song, 'Permission To Land' proved me wrong. Great band, hope to hear more from them soon.

bedhead_dl
01-08-2004, 05:54 PM
It ACTUALLY does play like a 'Best Of...' album. Hows about that for a debue?

Someone said that they've sold out... how so? By being successful? (I can never spell that word).

Their Xmas single was a great laugh also... reached number two and was heavily played around christmas, it filled me with joy...

I miss Christmas already... sigh...

Benny
03-04-2004, 06:32 PM
Alright, so I'm a little late in the game, but I heard "I Believe in a Thing Called Love" for the first time earlier today (on VH1 :D). I loved it, reminds me of Boston, Queen, AC/DC, very 70's-esque sounding, and the first real awesome guitar solo I've heard in a decade. I'm a big classic rock fan, so this was an awesome song to come across. I'll probably buy the album this weekend.

therealjohng
03-04-2004, 10:01 PM
These guys are so fucking hilarious

Sigur509
03-08-2004, 09:24 PM
Originally posted by therealjohng
These guys are so fucking hilarious

Yep they rule.

JivaFox
03-09-2004, 01:40 PM
It's the only rock album in my CD collection and I really like it! I adore "Givin' Up" and "Love Is Only A Feeling" :cool:

Shiny Demon
03-11-2004, 02:57 PM
I don't know what to think of them, because I've only heard the single. But I think it's really fun and it rocks, which is missing from a lot of today's "I wanna slit my wrists because my dad was a dick to me when I was seven" shit...

I like it :D

"be you angels?"

Shiny Demon

therealjohng
03-11-2004, 03:25 PM
"Get Your Hands Off My Woman" is a fucking great song. In reality they all are.

XCoRyX
03-12-2004, 09:16 AM
these guys are coming to the TLA here in Philly,they sold out in like 2 fucking minutes,im so pissed...

they supposedly put a GREAT show on live.

JivaFox
03-12-2004, 04:00 PM
Darkness ARE a live band! What you hear on record isn't a fraction of the quality you get when you see them up on the stage live.

Benny
03-14-2004, 10:41 AM
Got the CD, been listening to it nonstop ever since. The songs are great, dumb, and hilarious, and the riffs rock. Gotta love "Black Shuck," what a great song. I love their music video too, especiall when the guitarist starts playing the solo and the beam of light comes flying out of the guitar. Awesome.

bedhead_dl
03-14-2004, 04:50 PM
Sorry to lower the tone...

But is "You're Really Growing On Me" about genital warts?

Seriously... read the lyrics.

It's got to be.








I'm not weird.

Johnny Handsome
03-29-2004, 10:36 AM
Wow, I won tickets from a local radio station to see The Darkness last night. It was SO much fun. These guys are really great, and really fun to see live. Absolutely the most fun concert I've seen, and I have seen Aerosmith, Kiss, Tool, and lots of others. These guys are great!!!

killbillbaby
03-29-2004, 02:15 PM
Dude the Darkness CD was so not dumb. It was total genius in my way of thinking. I mean only somebody with a total genius of a brain would be able to write lyrics as poetic as those lyrics are but oh well thats your opnion. But I can tell you that the Darkness is totally awesome as hell in concert

erinachan
03-31-2004, 11:43 PM
I absolutely adore this band!! great replay value and the "I Believe In a Thing Called Love" music video, fucking brilliant!! I wish there were more like it! very fun and creative :)

therealjohng
04-01-2004, 09:25 AM
Here's this band that has released a great song as a single. In today's age, that would lead you to believe that, they have no other good songs on the album. Fucking wrong! That whole album is awesome. I suggest everyone go get it.

JivaFox
04-01-2004, 02:26 PM
Originally posted by bedhead_dl
Sorry to lower the tone...

But is "You're Really Growing On Me" about genital warts?

Seriously... read the lyrics.

It's got to be.








I'm not weird.


LOL Ewww, I can't listen to that song the same again now. :p

But yeah, you're right, they do say in their official book that it's a song about STDs. ;)

Raoul Duke
04-01-2004, 02:31 PM
I just started listening to this band. Good stuff. The songs are great and catchy.

Are they supposed to be kind of like a parody/tribute band or something? One of my friends said that.

JivaFox
04-01-2004, 02:41 PM
Yeah, they're supposed to be a tongue-in-cheek tribute to "hair-metal" of the 70s/80s

Scarface98.9
04-02-2004, 09:06 PM
I've only heard "I Believe in a Thing Called Love" but I love it. If I hear another good song or two, I may consider buying it

KcMsterpce
04-04-2004, 01:20 AM
BAREBACK is perhaps one of the best song titles. Ever.

Hahaha bareback. (Having gay sex without a condom - or is it?):p

LedFloyd
04-05-2004, 01:36 PM
Very good album! Catchy songs, over-the-top and sing-along lyrics that aren't afraid to overuse bad words (Black Shuck drops the C-bomb, gasp!), and the have loud, rollicking riffs. I like em.

hail
04-06-2004, 09:48 PM
i thought that 'Permission to Land' was a great album. It has the whole, 80's Riffs going on. I dug it. That and Justin Hawkins sounds just like Freddy Mercury

therealjohng
04-07-2004, 03:47 PM
Originally posted by hail
i thought that 'Permission to Land' was a great album. It has the whole, 80's Riffs going on. I dug it. That and Justin Hawkins sounds just like Freddy Mercury



Only with balls

LedFloyd
04-07-2004, 06:05 PM
Originally posted by therealjohng
Only with balls
Gasp... sacrilige! Freddy Mercury is one of the greatest vocalist of all time... Arghhh!

bowieee
04-13-2004, 10:37 AM
*does a dance of joy*

Last night my friends and I won some tickets on ebay for the sold out show here on friday. It's going to kick so much ass!

BadCoverVersion
04-13-2004, 10:44 AM
Originally posted by LedFloyd
Gasp... sacrilige! Freddy Mercury is one of the greatest vocalist of all time... Arghhh!

I must agree.

I've never been the biggest Queen advocate, but Mercury had a VOCAL to die for.

Hawkings lacks that same bite...his larger-than-life warble is far too CAMP to rival the pitch-perfect chords of the late great Freddie.

rushmore beauty
04-14-2004, 12:06 AM
Being in a southern glam folk rock band myself, I was pleased to hear some more glammy heavy metal back on the radio when I heard "I Believe in a thing Called Love". I bought the album and I dig them, but my favorite album of 2003 was still The White Stripes: Elephant.

bowieee
04-17-2004, 06:14 PM
I just saw these guys last night and let me tell you.... I haven't seen a band that much fun up on stage pretty much EVER. That was a performance for the record books.