Added on 25-Nov-2005
Queen Cited As Major Influence On The Darkness's New Album In 12/2005 Spin MagazineQueen are repeatedly cited as a major influence on the Darkness's new album, ''One Way Ticket To Hell..And Back'' in the December 2005 issue of ''Spin Magazine's'' review of the album.
Page 104 review by Jon Dolan which is VERY favorable.
''The Darkness's One Way Ticket To Hell..And Back, Earnest Glam rock by the kings of Queen.''
''Almost every over the top comedic flourish is left to the diamond encrusted hands of 1970's Queen producer Roy Thomas Baker, who lavishes the baleful ballad, ''Seemed Like A Good Idea At The Time'' with tidal waves of titanic strings, adds fifing foofery to the Celt tinged rocker ''Hazel Eyes'' and drops Queen allusions, such as the ''bites the dust'' bass line in ''Knockers'' like calling cards. The band itself Queens out on the galloping ''English Country Garden'' but Justin and his brother Dan Hawkins are never ones to be upstaged even by their favorite influences.''