Like some perversely enjoyable fungal infection, The Darkness are indeed ‘Growing On Me’. If you’ve seen the video, singer Justin is to be seen playing lord of the manor somewhere in the stockbroker belt and wiggling his boney arse aplenty in the most tasteless one piece pink chest-less leotard since… well, hang on… can that ever be considered a refined bit of clothes-horsery? Quite probably not.
So what to think? Are The Darkness playing it purely for laughs, cribbing off a copy of ‘Bad News’ or is ‘Spinal Tap’ super-glued into the video recorder? They seem to have stolen the very sassy pop sensibilities of Ric Ocasek, they seem totally unembarrassed by the most preposterously lips-locked-on-gurn masturbatory guitar soloing and they have just an absolutely cracking tune. You should probably enjoy drinking cheap cider in graveyards and not wash very often to enjoy this thing, so sorry. Turn it up!
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