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Posted: 26 Oct 04, 22:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

There is no way you can take The Darkness and compare them to the likes of Queen. It is obvious that Queen had much more talent then these two bit puke buckets, but people continue to say that they are "The new Queen." Blah!

That is the biggest pound of nonesense I have ever heard, not to mention the saddest. People who love Queen and say that The Darkness are like the new Queen ought to be schooled harshly. It's like an insult.


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Posted: 26 Oct 04, 22:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I don't like The Darkness..but that's a harsh way to put it..


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Posted: 26 Oct 04, 22:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I guess so, but I posted that because I was just talking with someone who made me feel such poison inside, that I just had to spurt it out, lol.


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Posted: 26 Oct 04, 22:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

That's alright, you got some strong opinions and that is great. I see that too, in your profile. I guess it's good to be able to word things strongly, especially if you want to join a debate team.. come to think of it.. I don't think my school has a debate team.. that's odd.


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Posted: 26 Oct 04, 22:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yeah...debate would be nice, but I do that enough on my own time to be joining a debate team at school, heh. I would just want to debate about music, lol. What grade are you in?


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Posted: 26 Oct 04, 22:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

9th, you?


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Posted: 26 Oct 04, 22:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

12th


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Posted: 26 Oct 04, 23:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Gee...I hope you understood what side I was taking when I made this post practically bashing The Darkness, lol.


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Posted: 27 Oct 04, 04:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Another irony-free thread.

Quick English lesson - you HAVE compared The Darkness & Queen. If one says "apples are better than bananas", one is comparing the two. If one says "bananas are better than apples", one is STILL comparing the two, just with a different result.

To sum up, the statement "The Darkness aren't fit to lace Queen's boots" IS A COMPARISON, although if that's representative of a debating technique....

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Posted: 27 Oct 04, 04:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The Darkness are a great band.

I've seen them live countles times and have *always* been entertained by them. Add to that the fact that you have two Les Pauls turned way up and a Thunderbird dominating the bottom end, you have a recipe for a great evening of rock.

Justin borrows all his stage technique from Freddie and I personally think that Fred would have appreciated the whole thing.

But, and this is again where they dovetail with Queen, their second album needs to be an improvement over their debut if they are to gain any credibility at all. the hype that surrounded PTL was all good fun, but if they have no way of building ont he momentum, they will surely disapear without trace.


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Posted: 27 Oct 04, 13:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sorry, I can't see where the comparison between The Darkness & Queen is? Queen were one of the greatest and most varied rock bands ever! The Darkness have a formula sound which bores and irritates me! Just like Status Quo used to! The Darkness are Def Leppard without the talent IMO definatly not the new Queen!!!


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Posted: 27 Oct 04, 17:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

how can you compare the darkness to queen? QUEEN WAS SEXY!and freddie sings way better than justin or dan hawkins!( i forgot the lead singer's name from the darkness!)

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Posted: 27 Oct 04, 18:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I saw Darkness this year on 5th September,the birthday of Freddie.They were great fun and entertainment with great vocals too by Justin but no one can or will ever be compared with Queen or Freddie.They were/are one in a zillion.
There can be only one...


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Posted: 28 Oct 04, 01:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

When you say you can't compare The Darkness with Queen, do you mean you are incapable of making the comparison, or that it wouldn't be a particularly favorable comparison for The Darkness? Just wondering...

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Posted: 28 Oct 04, 02:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

MetzgerR are you related to Germans in any way? Just wondering because of your username and your signature "ja ne!"


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Posted: 28 Oct 04, 06:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

CHEAP SHOOTERS cool it down wid the dissings!!
music is art, flamboyancy is art... art is an expression of freedom, fuck politics... (what di hell is federal! sounds so dictating... it must be politics!)
Darkness rocks, own materials, live performance, I guy singing two octaves higher than his normal talking voice,, lov it!!
and hey he is showing one thing that makes you look.. yes they are like Queen ... not Queen LIKE Queen... those guys knows their roots... deeper than the 80s midi and synths and straight to the glam 70s!
leave em alone in a sense they're payin homage to Queens era!


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Posted: 28 Oct 04, 06:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<font color="lime">~Jess~ KQ840 wrote:

That's alright, you got some strong opinions and that is great. I see that too, in your profile. I guess it's good to be able to word things strongly, especially if you want to join a debate team.. come to think of it.. I don't think my school has a debate team.. that's odd.


Uhm, with such poor arguments, you'll be kicked out of any debate team, I hope. Aside form the before-mentioned flaw in the proposition.

If you don't like The Darkness, fine, don't listen to them. If you don't like people comparing The Darkness to Queen, fine, ignore them. But don't start defending Queen in the name of good taste, in the name of Freddie Mercuy, or for any other purpose, when the purpose hasn't called to you to defend it.

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Posted: 28 Oct 04, 07:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

in da name of focused confusion we start defending like critical writers starts making catchy papers, like fanatic having only one vision... chill out people reality can be just a bore... but a hipe is justa hipe... man Queen and darkness lol!


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Posted: 28 Oct 04, 09:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

This subject is laughable...The Darkness will be around a long time. No they are not like Queen in many ways.

I predict they will have a smash hit that will put them on the musical map in one to two years time.

You may not like them but there are many people who do. They are new and exciting to many young people to young to have seen Queen live so there is their fan base.

For thus older and a little wiser, we remember seeing Queen being trashed the way The Darkness is getting trashed nowadays, so look out you doubters...they may just surprise you!

Kriz ;o)


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Posted: 28 Oct 04, 12:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Before you get too hot under the collar, remember that the comparisons have several 'core' drivers which are: rock music, 4 musicians, singer in a tight jump suit, singer who sings falsetto and theatrical/amusing/electric live performances (in the main).

Apart from that the music is not Queen and I don't think that anyone can say it is like Queen in anyway (no harmonies for example).

Therefore the jury says - OK I see what you mean, but they're not Queen!

Try and compare The Pet Shop Boys, Banannarama or Kraftwerk with Queen on the other hand and I WILL shoot you........!


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