Friday, October 13, 2006

The 11 Best Songs By The Darkness

For the past 15 years, men wearing Spandex tights and sporting butt-length crimped hair was a comical piece of the L.A.'s ugly 80s music scene. Outside of Halloween, this look was kept in the closet or out in the open in West Hollywood...take your pick. But then in came the Darkness. With a voice of a valkyrie from heaven and/or hell, lead singer Justin Hawkins adorned the 80s-style without an ounce of mocking and nothing but flair. But to live the hair metal lifestyle, it takes a lot of medication to be able to take yourself seriously. That would explain why Hawkins is heading into rehab. Also, the fact that the entire last album was a reference to cocaine might be a big clue. Now, rumor is that this is the end of the band's brief but balls-to-the-wall career. But like all bands that are more gimmick than art, chances are they're not going anywhere.

Here are the 11 Best Songs By The Darkness:

1. One Way Ticket To Hell (One Way Ticket To Hell...And Back)
2. Is It Just Me? (One Way Ticket To Hell...And Back)
3. Get Your Hands Off My Woman (Permission To Land)
4. Growing On Me (Permission To Land)
5. Dinner Lady Arms (One Way Ticket To Hell...And Back)
6. I Believe In A Thing Called Love (Permission To Land)
7. Seemed Like A Good Idea At The Time (One Way Ticket To Hell...And Back)
8. Best of Me (Permission To Land B-Side)
9. Bald (One Way Ticket To Hell...And Back)
10. Love Is Only A Feeling (Permission To Land)
11. Grief Hammer (One Way Ticket To Hell...And Back B-Side)

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