Friday, December 02, 2005

One Way Ticket To Hell And Back!

Ladies and Gentlemen. We've all been waiting for this day to happen and it finally did on Tuesday. The Darkness have released their SECOND album, One Way Ticket To Hell... And Back. It's the follow up to their smash hit Permission to Land which included EVERYBODY'S FAVORITE song I Believe In A Thing Called Love.

Now for those that don't know about th espiritual connection I have with this band, let me entice you with a quick story. When the Darkness first hit the scene, one of my good buddies, Mr. Sam Sewall, fell instantly in love with them. he made it his destiny to preach the name of The Darkness to all of those in need of ROCK in their lives. He then convinced me to join him at their concert in the summer of 2004 when they played in Montreal. The show ROCKED! AFter the show, Sam, myself and my othe good buddy, Glen all purchased concert T-shirts. The very next day I was sporting my new T-shirt. Later that evening I would run into a bunch of drunken Irish chicks, who's curiosity of the how the show went, would spawn our friendship. That friendship led me to learn about SWAP, an organization that brings travellers to Canada as well as send Canadians to other countries. The VERY same organization that I chose to affiliate with in order to go to Australia to embark on the trip that changed my life! So in short I owe all of this to THE DARKNESS! And now they have returned to bring ROCK back to everyone, again!

Unfortunately, the album isn't as good as the first one. Their first single One Way Ticket is nice and catchy but at first listen I felt that the songs were not as rcok'ish as their first album and are rather slow and a couple, bland. However, to celebrate the release of the album, Sam, myself and Sam's buddy, Patrick, were all at Patrick's with our own copy of the album in our hands listening to what the band came up with. It's the reactions that the two guys had to the album that really made me appreciate it more. Sam kept saying stuff like "Oh my god! That's like the BEST drum sound I've ever heard!" So hilarious!

If you like The Darkness, I suggest you pick up this CD but bewares it's different from their old stuff. However, there are some really good songs which include "One Way Ticket", "Is It Just Me?", "Dinner Lady Arms" and the classic rock sounding ballad "Seemed Like a Good Idea At The Time"


Mariana said...

Sounds good.

Your 'one metre beer' photo at Sillytech is very well done! I didn't want to comment there because it would spoil the effect :)

Budman said...

Honestly, this whle time II keep forgetting Sillytech even exists. When I first heard about it I didn't know what it was. Now that I knwo all my frieds go on it, I should check it out more often (daily, haha).

You're the one who inspired me. It took me actually an hour or so to do because I haev NO pictures of Ken at ALL! So I settled on that one which originally has Gil (which I think I found also on Sillytech). I'm even suprised how it came out. Let's just saw that one was beginner's luck, haha. (Anyone wondering what I'm talking about can go to