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Posted: 05 Jul 05, 11:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I don't come to this site very often any more and I'm sure this topic may have been done to death...well somthing relevant to this topic but I'd like to make my views clear on the matter. The Darkness are NOTHING like Queen. Because Justin uses a high voice? Because they wear leotards? These are stereotypical Queen/Freddie things but music wize...no. I don't hate The Darkness and I don't love them either. They're not to shabby for what they're doing,but they sound nothing like Queen,never will of course. They are bringing back a particular style,and Queen may be their biggest insperation but as the lastest Poll thing 'Are The Darkness Copycats?' If you look and listen properly...no. It's the tribute bands we ought to slaughter for these things,with their fake curly wigs and taches! They are the copycats!


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Posted: 05 Jul 05, 15:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

They have more in common with 80's hair metal than Queen. They're a joke band anyway and the sooner they go away the better.

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Posted: 06 Jul 05, 01:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I like The Darkness but while they are a bit like Queen, I don't think they're ripping off the band. They take some of Queen's sound but they mix it with other bands (I hear AC/DC, some Aerosmith and a mix of other rock bands). There's nothing wrong with that, though - Queen did the same when they were starting off! You can hear how inspired they were by artists like Led Zeppelin and Jimi Hendrix in the first few albums especially. It doesn't mean they were ripping them off - it's hard for artists to be completely original and it usually does take awhile for them to develop a sound of their own. I actually think it's great that The Darkness like Queen so much and want to pay a bit of tribute to them.


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Posted: 06 Jul 05, 02:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Who said they are like Queen? I didn't.

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Posted: 06 Jul 05, 07:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Penetration_Guru wrote:

Who said they are like Queen? I didn't.




Correct

plus Queen has been helping them to get on the road as well so why pick on the darkness when Queen offer to help them.....


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Posted: 06 Jul 05, 09:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The Darkness are influenced buy many of the old British rock bands and especially Queen and I think that is great cos we don’t what yet another Beatles clone band like Oasis or any other pop idol shite in our charts we need good old fashioned
British rock and The Darkness had the balls to do it.

But I got to say they need there new album out soon and for it to be a hit as the 2nd album will make or brake them


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Posted: 06 Jul 05, 15:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

the darkness arnt a joke band.

ive seen them live and ALL of them are fuckin amazing guitarists (drummer as well) and they spent all thier time effort and money to get to where they are now. so i dont see why adding humor into thier music is being a joke band

in that case my band is a joke band as i where slash wigs and our bassist acts alot like flea (has temp tattos of his)


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Posted: 06 Jul 05, 19:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The Darkness are an amazing band, blowing all these talentless, uncharmismatic indie bands that all sound the same right out of the water. I mean Coldplay for example don't give a damn about putting on a good stage show and entertaining the crowd. They may as well leave the stage and set the CD of the album playing. The Darkness have brought back skilled guitar playing to show up all the fakers. So I for one hope they don't go away.

But sounding like Queen, I agree they utterly don't. They don't even like Queen that much except Justin, and even he only likes them amongst many other favourites. Dan Hawkins is into Led Zep not Queen. As I've mentioned in another thread, when the members of the Darkness each listed their top 10 albums, only one Queen album was mentioned, and that was Justin mentioning Jazz.
Anyway the Darkness are a pretty full on heavy rock outfit, whereas Queen didn't really rock out that much, half of Queen's stuff is all ballads and pianos and camp fun, and only about half of it is rock stuff (for every Tie Your Mother Down there's a Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy, and both styles are equally "Queen"). Whereas the Darkness is all heavy stuff. And not the same kind of heavy stuff as Queen's heavy stuff.

As far as I can see, the media's constant comparisons rest soley on Justin wearing similar clothes to Freddie.

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Posted: 07 Jul 05, 20:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The Darkness have to try and attempt to copy Queen because their first single lacked style, a good beat, or any sort or meaning so they tried to copy a brilliant band who have worked hard and produced beautiful and brilliant music. The darkness are a joke and need to find their own style if they want to make it in the music buisness.


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Posted: 08 Jul 05, 12:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

boy bands, girls bands, pop idol bands and all other music industry created band are all joke bands. The Darkness are Rock n Roll and do what they what so what if they take they style from the likes of Queen, Zepplin, Sabbath etc as long as we have no more pop crap talentless crap or Beatles clone band I’ll be happy

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Posted: 08 Jul 05, 13:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Christ in heaven have you ever heard "Curse of the Tollund Man". Early 70's Queen, no doubts there.
It's not a bad thing anyway.


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Posted: 09 Jul 05, 13:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

last cyborg ur view that coldplay dont care about puttin on a good show is unfair and wrong. whilst chris martin may not run around and strut like our beloved freddie did they do have excellent lighting and chris jigs and dances when not playin the piano. they have excellent ad libs if you watched live 8, their stunning set at glastonbury or their appearance on jonathon ross a few months ago you would know this. dont get me wrong i respect ur view if u dont like coldplay but saying they dont care is unfair.