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Ignore the hype - The Darkness SUCK.
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Moon Cat
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Re: Ignore the hype? The Darkness SUCK.
Feb 23, 2004, 00:41
I'm not quibbling about the music with you cos it's gone round and round and round on here for ages and it's all been said done, t shirt bought.

I will however, point out that your use of hype is not entirely fair, regardless of what you think of the music. They worked very hard for 3-4 years and got to be the only unsigned band ever to sell out the Astoria (twice) by word of mouth and gigging alone. The press etc didnt wanna know, and record companies ignored em. Plus they are one of the few bands to get a self financed single (where the word muthafucka and cunt featured prominently, so not exactly radio friendly) into the top 40, again with no press interest.
It was only after the astoria gigs and the buzz about their live following became too big to ignore that the media got interested and subsequently record companies took any notice.
Slag the music if you don't like it - but they weren't a hype created thing despite their current ubiquity.
If a standard indie schmindie band had gone the same route people would be canonizing 'em.
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