Darkness Falls

My favorite unpublished piece ever might be this profile I wrote of the late, lamented Darkness. It got spiked for wholly unremarkable reasons: two issues in a row it got bumped because pages were tight in the magazine, then One Way Ticket to Hell… and Back (the band’s second album) came out and did a big belly-flop on the American charts, which reduced the RS editors’ enthusiasm for a big article on the group. I salvaged some of my favorite bits from the interview in a chapter introduction to Tiny Dancer, but now you can enjoy the whole thing.

Words to live by from frontman Justin Hawkins: “If you’re going to be subtle, you should really fucking be subtle.”

posted 14 May 2008 in Archives, Articles, Unpublished and tagged , , . no comments yet

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