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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. 

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