2003 - Permission To Land.
more THE DARKNESS.
way more Helter Skelter.
July 7, 2003 - 2023: 20 years of: Permission To Land.
Onstage or backstage ...rocknroll lives here !
This ain't 1963, 1973 or even 1983 ...but 2003, a mere 40 years since THE BEATLES changed the world with their debut Please Please Me LP ...and Great Britain's greats were once again about to shake things up. For hardrock: the 80s ruled, the 90s sucked ...can any band re-set the stages afire in this cold generation of high-speed internet, post 9/11 invasions and mobile-phone craze of this sick new millennium ?
Two words: THE DARKNESS !
Three words: THE MUTHERFOCKIN' DARKNESS !
The Permission To Land CD is the spark that kickstarted the 2003-04 hard-rocknroll revival. Supergroups like VELVET REVOLVER and BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION were ready to kick major-asses while others legends were still around: DOKKEN and EUROPE. Simultaneously in some high-story office, the real MÖTLEY CRÜE were preparing the return of the decade.
The party explodes like a Champagne cork with "Black Shuck", the track THIN LIZZY never wrote. Second track, stand back don't reach out and "Get Your Hands Off My Woman" ya low-life punk. Hardrock with a rock-hard attitude, no this ain't Los Angeles in the 80s, just some blokes from Lowestoft, from the same island that gave us LEPPARD, CULT and the almighty Kings of rock: QUEEN !
Fist in the air arenarock is fully exposed on "Love On The Rocks With No Ice" while the heavier and louder "Stuck In A Rut"s first verse commence with: "Kiss my arse, kiss my arse goodbye".
Don't call this a one-hit wonder, they're a hard-working rocknroll band. Even if it was only for this single-track, they still would be featured in the aforementioned revival. "I Believe In A Thing Called Love" is the type of song most teens in their bedroom air-guitared to in front of their 1977 Ace Frehley Alive II poster. Power-chords, rebellious-drive and the voice ...that hard edge hybrid voice between Robert Plant and David Coverdale, yes it's that strong !
RIAA-certified Gold, classic-hardrock for modern-times without any of it's cliché. Well that's actually a lie, the band did broke apart after 2005's One Way Ticket To Hell CD, due to lead-singer Justin Hawkins's rehab-vacation, but they did come back stronger and healthier in 2012 with the hard-hittin' Hot Cakes CD.
Naughty, ugly, smelly and highly addictive ...let us spell it out for you: rocknroll !
Britain's best beautiful bastards ...let us spell it out for you: THE DARKNESS !
I Believe In A Thing Called Love = video
Love Is Only A Feeling = video
Growing On Me = video
Get Your Hands Of My Woman = video
Permission To Land = full CD
Interview at Dodwnload in 2003
Live at MTV2 party in 2003
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