Friday, January 06, 2006

The Darkness

Others have raved about The Darkness' newest CD, One Way Ticket to Hell and Back, and while I meant to get it over the holidays in KC, I actually didn't buy it until yesterday.

It does indeed rock. Rocks quite well. "Hazel Eyes" is my favorite track. But I don't know much about the band's raison d'etre, so help me out. Are these guys taking the piss or what? The music sounds sincere, but the lyrics are goofy as hell. I mean, you could more or less take "I Believe in a Thing Called Love" at face value, right? But when one song has a chorus consisting of the phrase "I like what you've done with your hair," and another song talks about how cocaine gives you the runs, I get suspicious. Also, there's a song about going bald. And what the hell are "dinner lady arms"?

Don't get me wrong, I like the album a lot. It's a good time. And the title track makes a fine soundtrack for wandering around Hollywood late at night on foot (see also: most tracks from Gorillaz' Demon Days).


Blogger Trumbot said...

Dinner Lady Arms are flabby and droop between the shoulder and the elbow. The phrase comes from the English equivalent of our Lunch Ladies.

11:32 AM  
Blogger jenni_powell said...

Why am I not at all surprised that Trumbo was the one to provide that bit of wisdom?

6:50 AM  
Blogger Jeff said...

Well that answers both that question and my primary one.

9:19 AM  

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