God Help Me, But I Like the New Single from The Darkness

No falsettos this time, but there are plenty of homages to 80s-era rock. The Cult’s “She Sells Sanctuary” is obvious. But what else is in there? Def Leppard? The upcoming album is called Last of Our Kind.

Wait: what about similarities to “Aphrodisiac Smile” by Limblifter? (Via The Lonely Vagabond)

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

4 thoughts on “God Help Me, But I Like the New Single from The Darkness

  • March 30, 2015 at 10:33 am

    I’m not embarassed by any of my musical tastes, even though I probably should be. The Darkness is one of those bands that I should hide my love for, but I can’t. Great roadtrip music. And they’re pretty great live.

  • March 30, 2015 at 11:08 am

    I always hated music elitists, “your only cool if you listen to this”.
    BS. Time to dust off the fringe vest.

  • March 30, 2015 at 2:09 pm

    @Alan… I hear Heavy Roger Daltrey vocal & The Who power chord nods in places.

    Good song.

    Let’s hope the Cult don’t decide to all “Marvin Gaye’s Family” on The Darkness.

    However superficial the similarities the case would be a slam dunk. But rock people are cooler than that… right? We hope?

    @Dan and @Sandy… I’ve never understood the idea of being “embarrassed” by my taste in music. I don’t do “guilty pleasures”. I like what I like and I won’t be shamed into saying otherwise. Whether other people “get it” is none of my concern.

  • March 30, 2015 at 4:57 pm

    The spirit of mid-to-late 80s hair metal and hard rock has come full circle. If you dig into MuchMusic’s old Power Hour videos, you’ll come across tons of bands that sound like this, especially the period where the hairspray was toned down and colourful spandex turned into flower-patterns and headbands


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