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Permission To Land [Explicit Lyrics]

The Darkness Audio CD
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The rise, fall, and rise again of The Darkness contains all the ingredients of a classic rock opera. The basics are a matter of public record: unfashionable good-time hard rock band from Lowestoft slog their way around the Camden pub circuit, build a word-of-mouth following that can fill theatres without a record deal, then rocket to world stardom selling over 3 million copies of their debut ... Read more in Amazon's The Darkness Store

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  • Audio CD (7 July 2003)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Explicit Lyrics
  • Label: Atlantic Records
  • ASIN: B0000A0C4U
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (299 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,529 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Black Shuck
2. Get Your Hands Off My Woman
3. Growing On Me
4. I Believe In A Thing Called Love
5. Love Is Only A Feeling
6. Givin' Up
7. Stuck In A Rut
8. Friday Night
9. Love On The Rocks With No Ice
10. Holding My Own

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Permission To Land is the debut album by the Suffolk-formed four-piece rock act whose line up includes brothers Justin and Dan Hawkins. Recorded at Chapel Studios in Lincolnshire, the album includes the singles, 'Get Your Hands Off My Woman' and 'Growing On Me'.

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THE DARKNESS Permission To Land (2003 UK 10-track CD album including the singles I Believe In A Thing Called Love Growing On Me and Love Is Only A Feeling!)

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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Missing Ingredient 31 Oct 2003
Format:Audio CD
I bought Permission to Land after reading an article about The Darkness in Classic Rock magazine. I wanted to see what all the fuss was about and if the whole thing was a pisstake (it isn't). Conclusion: the album rocks and The Darkness are the most exciting band to appear on our talent-starved shores for ages.
The album contains 10 classic tracks with no fillers. Stand out tracks are Black Shuck, which comes off like AC/DC, mixed with Queen (and I mean that as a compliment), the superb ballad Love is Only a Feeling, and the single I Believe in a Thing called Love.
On the strength of this album (which I can not stop playing) I went to see that band live recently in Sheffield and was not dissapointed; it was a riot. The Darkness put the skill and showmanship of truly greats bands like early Queen, Van Halen and Thin Lizzy back into rock. They also show the current dirge of Nu, Black and Rap metal to be just the twangings of spotty adolescent sixth formers. If anyone is taking the piss it's Cradle of Filth NOT The Darkness.
Maybe the recent chart success of The Darkness will put rock back on the agenda and get rid of some of the manufactured crap that is clogging up the music scene. The Darkness rock and they are here to stay!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Darkness have permission to rock! 21 Aug 2003
By Mr. M. L. Hawes VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
If ever the world needed an album like 'Permission to Land', it is right now.
The Darkness have brought the spirit of Spinal Tap, with serious musicianship and darn good rock tunes back to the fray.
To kick off, the mighty 'Black Shock' serves up a delicious flavour the jewels to come. A rumbling dark rocker, it features the soaring vocals of our man Justin against the back drop of serious rawk music.
From then on in it's a trailblazing display of wonderful pop/rock tunes that should bring a smile to the face of anyone who loves good music. The singles, 'Growing on Me' and 'I Believe in a thing Called Love' simply have to be acclaimed with your air guitar in hands, and a booming falsetto vocal!
From there, it's simply song after song of classic rock material. Ok, it's not exactly Radiohead, but when you're down the front at Brixton academy waving your arms in time to 'Love on the Rocks with No Ice', please remind yourself why you listen to music in the first place: escapism.
Escape to the world of the Darkness soon, it'll lighten up your life!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What Rock Has Been Waiting For 28 Sep 2003
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
This is simply what rock has been waiting for.....something different with a little character to it - and the amazing instrumentals and Justin Hawkins' amazing falsetto vocals fully compensate that!!!
All the tracks are good but a few stand out - Get Your Hands off My Woman, Growing On Me, Stuck in a Rut, I Belive in a Thing Called Love and Love is just a feeling......
But Overall this album is truly the greatest record of 2003 and the Darkness, i'm sure will be producing some amazing and DIFFERENT stuff over the next few years. The start of something glorious?
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars THIS is rock! 17 Sep 2003
By Rachel
Format:Audio CD
I heard of the darkness several months ago, and from what I heard it didnt deserve a listen - men performing in catsuits with shaky falsetto. As a self respecting indie rocker, this just did not sound like my cup of tea.
I wish I had listened to them earlier!
This music just sounds like encompassed joy - the hooks and riffs just lift you up and have you singing along. Even on the dullest day. This music just needs to be played at full volume - it sounds even better, and from all reports it sounds even better coming from that row of Marshalls. Critics may say that the lyrics are meaningless. My answer is, so what! The lyrics make sense, but what means something is Justin Hawkins deliverance of his gospel - it is just fantastic hearing his falsetto hit the ceiling! The guitars are rocking, and rocking beautifully, with some impressive queen-esque solo. The drums are crashing, and yet with all this noise it still manages to sound great.
One of the best albums this year.
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24 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars totally out of this world!! 1 Aug 2003
Format:Audio CD
WOW! This is the album I, and probably everyone else who grew up with 90's rock n' roll (skid row, guns n' roses etc) has been waiting for. The Darkness are so unashamedly rock that it took me straight back to the glory days of long, permmed mullets, cutting guitar riffs, razor-sharp vocals and, well, spandex!
A couple of weaker tracks (tracks 7 and 8) do nothing to dent the beauty that is this first effort from the Lowestoft rockers, and the opening track, 'Black Shuck' will have you leaping around like a monkey with an iron up his backside-powerful, yet hair-raising! (I urge all to take a few minutes to look up on the legend of black shuck, and the village of blytheburgh, the track will make much more sense if you know what the hell justin is on about!!)
The album flows well, sounding more like a 'best of' than a debut, so full of confidence/arrogance are the poodle-rockers. I''ve not been this excited about any album for years. Its cheesy, it's tongue-in-cheek, but it rocks, and you'll be hooked the first time you hear it. A definite buy for any rock fan.
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33 of 36 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best rock albums in the last 25 years. 12 July 2003
Format:Audio CD
Ok, the darkness, not much of a name. In fact you probably haven't heard of them at all. But for the past five years they have been working there asses off. It shows.. this album plays just like a 'best of' album. Not a single filler and thats a garuntee. Hailed as the new Queen, The Darkness are making the way in rock music. The guitar is insatiable- I defy anyone to listen to 'I believe in a thing called love' without playing air guitar for twenty four hours afterwards. Their third single 'Growing on me' is included and is amazing. Backing vocals, drum fills and riffs to die for. Thats not even mentioning the lyrics. Pure genius.
Justins singing takes a little getting used to but once you've broken yourself in, it fits so well with each song. The final song 'Holding my own' is almost a ballad. It sums up summer festivals and all that is good in the world about music and rock. Absolutely fantastic. Please, if you are a fan of any type of rock then buy this album. They deserve every piece of success they get and should be recognised for bringing back guitar. THANKYOU for making music boys.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant!
The darkness have come up with a top notch album. Justin Hawkins sounds stunning and the songs are brilliant. With 10 songs the album is pretty short but for 3 its a bargain. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Tomz
5.0 out of 5 stars I've seen the light...
A must for every vinyl collection.

I have a mixed bag of music but this one is all fun.

I believe now.
Published 3 months ago by Oldbikerboy
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Debut Album.
Ignoring all the hype and what's happened since etc, etc - this is a excellent album of melodic, imaginative hard rock with all songs being at least good and a few being nothing... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Shrewlord
5.0 out of 5 stars My guilty pleasure
This is my second copy as I listed to the last to death. It is the most uplifting, fun, headbangingly great album in the world! I love The Darkness!
Published 11 months ago by Mrs G. L. Mason
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
Heaven for fans of 70s style rock.Not a dud track augmented by Justins falsetto,its Thin Lizzy on steriods.This was my era and its like meeting an old friend. Read more
Published 17 months ago by concerned shopper 1
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Album Ever!
This is the best album ever bar-none. I bought this album when it first came out and lost it :( Luckily I bought it for a great price on here and have not stopped listening to it... Read more
Published 23 months ago by Nicolle
3.0 out of 5 stars Good stuff!
This album brought back some old memories of rocking it up at college! Bit of the darkness blaring out across the workshops!
Published on 4 Oct 2011 by Tiger
5.0 out of 5 stars Permission To Rock
The year is 2003 and the UK music chart is overloaded with acts like Madonna, Justin Timberlake, Avril Lavigne and Britney Spears. Read more
Published on 8 Jan 2011 by A D. Pate
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant album that burned in the darkness all around.
Queen meets AC/DC and kicks Nu Metal & Grunge squarely in the knackers. Marshall amps turned up to 11 stadium filling genius. Read more
Published on 3 Aug 2010 by Alister King
5.0 out of 5 stars I love this album...but my friends will never know!
The Darkness are/were a love or hate type of band, and chances are if you do love them none of your mates know. They're a guilty pleasure, pure and simple. Read more
Published on 19 Jun 2010 by A Customer
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