Originally Posted by Hogan11
DenFan loves to throw this pure marketing crap called The Darkness at me because he knows just how much I hate them.
The worst release and band of 2003, hands down...by such a wide margin, it isn't even funny....a living, breathing, actual Spinal Tap
complete with all the cliche cock-rock moves, frilly clothes and an unbearable, ultra-gay, "just kicked in the nuts" howl guarenteed to clear a room in record time.
Yeah...but they raaaawwwwkkkkkk Duuuuuuude!!!
C'mon...take my advice and go with Jet's Get Born
instead, an infinitely better band with a vocalist who doesn't try to ape the very worst aspects of Freddy Mercury's operetic, no balls yodel and songs with chops that actually transcend the obvious influences, not just palely imitate them.
The Darkness are pure garbage, trash is too elevated a description for them.
Drakness is not marketed. They get away from all the stereotypes in interviews and such, they do not want to be a part of queen or spinal tap, they want to be themselves and I can't blame anyone for being what they are.
Justin hawkins is a great singer, 80's rock or not the guy makes the Darkness. His voice is what they are about and elevates the whole band because of it. 80's arena rock is out, but they've recreated it and made it pop again.