Monday, November 29, 2010
The Darkness - Christmas Time (Don't Let The Bells End)
The Darkness are absolutely one of my top five favorite bands of the last 10 years. There is a large group of people that thought The Darkness was a joke band because their video for "I Believe In A Thing Called Love" focused around a frisky Justin Hawkins in a spandex leotard and a cuddly purple alien. They were DEAD serious. Dead serious. And they killed it with their only two albums, Permission to Land and One Way Ticket To Hell... And Back. Like a typhoon full of AC/DC, Queen, and GnR, the band hit hard and fizzled fast due to alcohol and heroin. In between albums they were smart enough to record a smashing rock Christmas hit that peaked at #2 on the UK charts.