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The Darkness Slam Motley Crue

Ok, I NEVER thought i would be posting a first aritcle about the Darkness, let alone a second. However, with the hilarious emo-maniacally driven statements I can't help myself but laugh at these guys. The article I posted before they asked for 1.8 Million to play a festvial they were only given $75 bucks for last year. This band seriously must've been born to mothers who were addicted to crack, every single one of the members has a bigger ego then anyone ever should. I found great hilarity in this next post, where their bassist happens to state "We have more great hits on our debut cd, then Motley Crue did on their greatest hits album." To that I say, fuck you guys, you are seriously brain damaged to compare yourselfs to the 'Crue. Motley Crue is a band with way more talent, and way less annoying of a singer then you Justin. Your band is horrible and I really think you all should call it quits now, or at least get your heads examined!. With that said, please read the following article I found and I know you will all laugh at this as much as I did. Even though I hate the Darkness and I'm sure many of you do, please just read it, it's great. Sorry to post such a lengthy opinion but I have the right to do so!

THE DARKNESS bassist Frankie Poullain spoke to the Cleveland Free Times about the group's over-the-top image, which has led Spin writer Chuck Klosterman to write in the February issue of the magazine that "THE DARKNESS cannot succeed in America," citing the little-known fact that Americans don't love to laugh and rock at the same time.

"If you look at image, you think, 'Any band that looks like that, surely they can't have good songs," Poullain admitted. "Skeptics say that. It takes longer for people to get us. But I think that's good because we challenge their initial impressions. We're not easy to get. If you're not obsessed with analyzing and credibility, then you can take us at face value. We have a great singer, and there's depth to the songs as well."

"I think the true part of 'Spinal Tap' is in people who take themselves very seriously," Poullain said, referring to the brilliant 1984 rockumentary/mockumentary chronicling the band SPINAL TAP's tour of the United States. 'If you watch MTV, for example, about the making of a certain band's video, you see an overbearing, egotistical lead singer shouting at the camera man and all that kind of stuff. If you see that kind of thing, you see 'Spinal Tap'. It's someone in a crap band releasing crap music and with crap sentiments on a massive ego trip. That's 'Spinal Tap'. Not us. We're happy to embrace the ridiculousness of what people think is ridiculous. One man's meat is another man's poison, basically. We like to think we're changing the rules."

THE DARKNESS' music's obviously derived from '80s metal acts, but Poullain says the songwriting has more in common with '70s rock.

"We are into '80s rock, but we're also into '70s rock," he said. "There's a bit of both. I like to think we give it a bit of a twist. We don't sing about fast cars and strippers and stuff. I don't think the lyrics are as trite as, for example, MÖTLEY CRÜE. 'Dr. Feelgood' and 'Girls, Girls, Girls' are great songs, but when you listen to their greatest hits, there's less quality songwriting on their hits album than on our debut album."

Source: Blabbermouth

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1. SImon writes:

This really proves what we all know, The Darkness love the c***!

# Mar 27, 2004 @ 7:22 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. SImon writes:

Also MOTLEY CRUE are untouchable, no-one has anything on them, they rocked because it wasn't about the image or the drugs or the girls or the crazy shizzle theyd get up to, its because Rock n Roll was in their veins alongside the alcohol and the smack.

# Mar 27, 2004 @ 7:31 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. dupedu2 writes:

who the h*ll are these morons to asses anyone.... They suck...my dog makes better music by farting out her ass....Tell em to shut the f*ck up and go the f*ck home....who gives a sh!t what they think!!! These guys aren't even good enough for maggot bait....

# Mar 28, 2004 @ 8:08 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. dupedu2 writes:

Maybe Metallica should tour with em...Their all about bank too...they could call it the sell outs for sell outs slut tour. Metallica and Darkness.....I'm sure there are some dumbasses that will pay to see that line up....unfortunately to many dumbasses.... can you see it....the little yellow bus brigade...the helmet clad wetawds lined up for miles....interesting visual if I do say so myself......

# Mar 28, 2004 @ 8:14 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Me writes:

Man the Darkness Sucks f***ing d***!! If the web master reads this message, please do not report on this fa**ot band anymore, they are not metal. I mean It sucks so much that they play it on MTV for christ's sake! Please post a comment asking to ban the Darkness news from this page, that is if your with me, if your not, Have fun sucking your boyfriends d*** tonight.

# Mar 28, 2004 @ 10:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. tragic-bliss writes:

i can not believe that the darkness attacked "the crue" ; i heard 2 songs from the darkness n' that was it, please do not hype this bulls**t. they're not worthy of the harddrive space.my son is 4 n' makes better music with pots n' pans.

# Mar 29, 2004 @ 10:18 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. guy writes:

The mötley crüe rocks but hut the f*** up about the darkness!

# Apr 4, 2004 @ 4:54 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. bill gates writes:

The Darkness should stay in the f**kin dark.....they make me cringe and should really go back to bummin' smokes in the parking lot of their local gay bar, the 'NUTTY BUDDY' instead of touching another amplifying device for their lame, tea-baggin to, music.

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9. SvnStringMaster writes:

THE DARKNESS SUCKS ASS! f*** THE DARKNESS, AND f*** ANYBODY WHO LIKES THEM. The darkness is not real music, as far as I'm conserned, it's rap.

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