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Posted: 19 Feb 04, 15:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Has anybody else heard the rumours that The Darkness are going to release a cover version of Somebody to Love? I hope they aren't true - that's one of my favourite songs and I really don't think The Darkness could do it anywhere near justice.


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Posted: 19 Feb 04, 15:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Why not?

Still better than an other fucking popstar remake...like the pepsi advert.

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Posted: 19 Feb 04, 15:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

God... I hope not. I don't want that song to be thought of as a joke.


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Posted: 19 Feb 04, 15:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I mean..The Darkness? Do they think that they can just wear funny trousers and long hair that they can be as good as Queen? They are just Queen without the musical talent, the song writing genius, the absolute dedication to the music and the powerful vocal performances. Kids like them because they think their style is new and interesting, but it's all been done before in the 70's/80's about a thousand times better. =/


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Posted: 19 Feb 04, 15:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Enter the Sex Pistols, and the Ramones

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Posted: 19 Feb 04, 15:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"Enter the Sex Pistols, and the Ramones"

No. That's a bad idea.


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Posted: 19 Feb 04, 16:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'd like to hear that cover. Maybe it's because I can't stand STL, but I think the Darkness could do something interesting with it.



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Posted: 19 Feb 04, 16:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i hope so :|
if they do a good work i could change my idea about them, at the moment i'm quite indifferent to their music.
anyway it's better to cover Queen than other bands...Queen are the best!


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Posted: 19 Feb 04, 16:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'd like to hear it, The Darkness Rock!


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Posted: 19 Feb 04, 16:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"I have yet the chance to actually hear something by The Darkness"

You are missing out. They don't sound anything like Queen though.

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Posted: 19 Feb 04, 16:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Oh God, please stop copying Queen.

Geez, I respect 'The Darkness' and I think it's cool that they're bringing back a sound we haven't heard for over 20 years, but these guys should at least dare to do something original and not copying stuff that Queen or other rock bands have done before. I dunno about you guys but all those 70s and 80s rock cliches are getting already boring by now. Besides, Queen didn't become so great by copying Hendrix. Sure there was the influence, but as Freddie said once Queen is too great to copy other bands.


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Posted: 19 Feb 04, 16:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

they don't sound like Queen that much, but they can rock! , you should give them a listen Miss J, check their website, you can see the videos there

www.thedarknessrock.com


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Posted: 19 Feb 04, 16:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Not really sure how you can't stand SLT Dragon. It is one of the best songs Freddie ever wrote. And by the end of the 70's was a stellar moment in any Queen concert. THe M K show form 1982 is IMO the best liver version I have ever heard. Also, has anyone heard the Darkness play live? Are they a good live act or just a studio creation? I hope they are a good live act to go see.


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Posted: 19 Feb 04, 17:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The Darkness are cool.

Apparently Brian is in negotiations to work with them, so perhaps it will be for this?

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Posted: 19 Feb 04, 17:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Following on from Electric Six's Radio Ga Ga for the Christmas market....

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Posted: 19 Feb 04, 17:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"I have yet the chance to actually hear something by The Darkness - my brother told me that they were 'copying' Queen (keep in mind my brother is not a Queen fan) and said I should try to hear their song...so ever since I've wanted to."

A word of advice Manda... Buy ear plugs.;) In all seriousness, The Darkness sound like a spoof band to me... And then, seeing their video just solidified that fact. But, You may like them, However, I doubt it.;) LMAO!


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Posted: 19 Feb 04, 17:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I quite like the Darkness but that doesnt mean i want them to cover queen songs.....


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Posted: 19 Feb 04, 17:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Alli, you can check out this site if you want to hear some Darkness stuff

http://n00b.org.uk/thedarkness/


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Posted: 19 Feb 04, 17:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"The Darkness sound like a spoof band to me..."

- they are very much toungue-in-cheek, but thats what makes them great, they are not taking themselves seriously. Also their stage performances are brilliant.


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Posted: 19 Feb 04, 18:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I don't really see the charm. Though, I'm also very picky. ;)


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