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Although their trademark sound is essentially recreating the 70s and 80s power rock emblem, they still posess a talent far superior to any band from the time they were in competition. What's more, they inspired a new breed of faux-retro indie rock to transcend their radio-ready skins and try something new.
hahaha this IS a joke right?
Posted by liam on Thursday, 08.30.07 @ 14:43pm
Shut up liam. I'm sick of you. The Darkness are a great band. They deserve this more than anyone. As for "one-hit wonder," The Sex Pistols got picked and what do you think they were? There's people in the Hall of Fame that didn't have any hits. And this isn't a joke and you're not funny and you bring up stupid points. Now argue with me, you punk.
Posted by Metalsmith on Tuesday, 01.15.08 @ 17:41pm
"The Sex Pistols got picked and what do you think they were?"-Metalsmith
Posted by William on Tuesday, 01.15.08 @ 18:29pm
So it's William now, eh? Well, William, it hasn't been long enough to see whether The Darkness will have had an important influence. That's why arguing about these new bands is a trick matter. And if it doesn't matter how many hits you've had, then why did you defend The Sex Pistols as not being one hit wonders? You may be a big fan but "Anarchy in the U.K." is the only song of theirs that is important.
Posted by Metalsmith on Wednesday, 01.16.08 @ 05:51am
Metalsmith - William and Liam are two different people.
Posted by Dameon on Wednesday, 01.16.08 @ 06:40am
And what about "God Save the Queen"? According to Acclaimed Music, http://www.acclaimedmusic.net/ , it's the 23th greatest song of all time. "Anarchy in the U.K." is number 10, and three other songs are listed in the All Time Top 3000 as well. "I Believe in a Thing Called Love", the only song by The Darkness in the list, is number 1253, outranked by four Sex Pistol songs.
Posted by Claw on Wednesday, 01.16.08 @ 06:51am
Dameon, you're a good man. You really know your music. Frankly, I was just kidding about Nelson and Warrant because I happen to like them. And I don't like punk rock, so I can't help arguing with Sex Pistols fans. Sorry if I confused you, man, if there's one person on here who knows what they're talking about in Rock & Roll, it's you.
Posted by Metalsmith on Wednesday, 01.16.08 @ 10:54am
Thanks - appreciated, but there are a lot of people here who know there stuff; including the fans of Punk, Indie and all the rest. My biggest problem has always been the separation of the different genres of Rock. In some instances, this site has come off like a war zone. And I have fallen into that myself. I am a fan of the Beatles, The Who, ELP, Led Zep, Queen, Procul Harum, The Pistols, the Clash, XTC, REM, The Cure, Echo and the Bunnymen, Bad Brains, The Misfits, Def Leppard, Guns and Roses, Enuff z'nuff, Alice in Chains, Pearl Jam, Guided by Voices, Radiohead and so many more. Some people here blast me for liking one kind of music, some blast me for liking music from a completely different set of bands. I think they (sub-genres, except disco) all have merit in one way or another. My arguements are usually based on what I think is going through the minds of those responsible for the Hall of Fame. Personally, I am sorry it was ever created.
Posted by Dameon on Wednesday, 01.16.08 @ 11:11am
Yeah, me too. All it really does, I think, is throw a bone to whoever is willing to pay to have their name on the list. I hear what you're saying but I prefer the separation of genres because it allows people with certain mindsets to isolate the kind of music that speaks to them specifically.
Posted by Metalsmith on Wednesday, 01.16.08 @ 11:15am
"And if it doesn't matter how many hits you've had, then why did you defend The Sex Pistols as not being one hit wonders? You may be a big fan but "Anarchy in the U.K." is the only song of theirs that is important."
Posted by liam on Wednesday, 01.16.08 @ 11:19am
OK, fine, let me put it like this: The Sex Pistols sucked. Not a one of them could play their instruments, Johnny Rotten had a God-awful voice and what makes them particularly repulsive is their attempt to sell their talentless music by creating controversy and using their political opinions, thereby garnering the necessary attention so that people care enough to listen to their third rate music. The Darkness may be a Queen knock-off but Queen was a great band and therefore, The Darkness are a great band because they have learned from the example of superior musicians. That's the difference.
Posted by Metalsmith on Wednesday, 01.16.08 @ 11:55am
"You may be a big fan"-Metalsmith
Posted by William on Wednesday, 01.16.08 @ 19:54pm
Seriously, guys, in the scale of things, your precious Sex Pistols did not have the greatest influence of any band ever. They certainly made their mark on music by creating British punk, but even that is not the most important accomplishment in music. That would make them about equal in importance to Cream creating British blues-rock or Van Halen inventing hair metal or any of a number of genre innovators.
Posted by Metalsmith on Thursday, 01.17.08 @ 05:46am
"Seriously, guys, in the scale of things, your precious Sex Pistols did not have the greatest influence of any band ever."-Metalsmith
Posted by William on Thursday, 01.17.08 @ 08:00am
My original point was that liam's labelling The Darkness as a one hit wonder is a weak argument because there are one hit wonders already in the Hall of Fame. I chose The Sex Pistols because they have the most militant fan base and I knew I would get some reaction.
Posted by Metalsmith on Thursday, 01.17.08 @ 10:29am
"My original point was that liam's labelling The Darkness as a one hit wonder is a weak argument because there are one hit wonders already in the Hall of Fame."
Posted by liam on Thursday, 01.17.08 @ 12:42pm
"I would never advocate the induction of Chuck Berry."-liam
Posted by William on Thursday, 01.17.08 @ 13:59pm
Whoops. I meant to say Chubby Checker. Too hasty, I guess. But in my defense, their names ARE a bit similiar...=\
Posted by liam on Thursday, 01.17.08 @ 14:02pm
Hey Hey Hey, The Sex Pistols were NOT a One Hit Wonder. They Had "Anarchy In The UK" and "God Save The Queen" and "Pretty Vacant" so You Can Just Shut It, And As For The Darkness, They Were Ok, But In The Long Run, Nobody Gives A Crap About 'Em.
Posted by Tyson on Tuesday, 12.23.08 @ 09:11am
Of course the Darkness shouldn't get in, I have no idea why they're listed on this page.
Posted by Elastic Man on Wednesday, 12.24.08 @ 02:44am
Well, look who's a professor of music history. Alright, genius. So what exactly constitutes complexity in the Western music tradition? Go ahead, say "The Sex Pistols." Expand my mind with your staggering expertise.
Posted by Metalsmith on Sunday, 01.11.09 @ 15:45pm
Wow, you really got my number guy.
Posted by Elastic Man on Friday, 01.16.09 @ 01:28am
Actually I've never used the word complex in any of my observations so using trying to use that against me is completely futile.
Posted by Metalsmith on Saturday, 04.11.09 @ 19:34pm
Metalsmith...your complex mannerisms are giving me a headache...can't you just say "Band X sucks!!!"?
Posted by Gitarzan on Saturday, 04.11.09 @ 19:49pm
Metalsmith - "Actually I've never used the word complex in any of my observations so using trying to use that against me is completely futile."
Posted by Elastic Man on Saturday, 04.11.09 @ 22:48pm
Here we go again. All of you with your constant references to the "post-punk" genre as the ultimate example of musical genius are just as narrow-minded and judgmental as I. Stop trying to take me to school on everything, my mind is made up just like yours.
Posted by Metalsmith on Friday, 07.17.09 @ 21:42pm
When it comes to music my mind is never totally made up...
Posted by Gitarzan on Friday, 07.17.09 @ 21:46pm
Actually think these guys had a few good songs than just "I Believe in a Thing Called Love". These guys did a good job reviving glam rock. Maybe nothing hall of fame worthy, but they were a good band.
Posted by Dude Man on Friday, 07.17.09 @ 21:54pm
They were a fantastic live band as well. It's really a shame they burned out so soon. They had a lot to offer.
Posted by Metalsmith on Friday, 07.17.09 @ 21:58pm
They had a few more hits in the UK, we Americans just didn't catch on to thier sound. If you really think about some of the '70s glam rock acts they had trouble catching on in America too. T.Rex are usually remembered as the "Get it On" band and Mott the Hoople the "All the Young Dudes" band(not that I'm saying they are in the same class as T.Rex or MoT though), but the Darkness were a fun band.
Posted by Dude Man on Friday, 07.17.09 @ 22:13pm
the Darkness was not a one hit wonder, well they were in the us but not britain where they were probably the biggest band of the time. they had a lot more hits then just "i believe in a thing called love"
Posted by Thomass on Saturday, 01.16.10 @ 15:42pm
Darkness seem more like a parody band than anything serious.
Posted by GFW on Saturday, 05.15.10 @ 08:48am
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