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5.0 out of 5 stars Out Of The Darkness And Into The Light, 27 Nov 2008
This review is from: Dancing in the Darkness (Hardcover)
As I write this review in the gloom and cold of a November day in England, I am still able to remember what it was like in a time not long past where there was oh so fleeting joy, excitement and a reason to think there was a hope for the future. The reason for this positivity, the light that came to wipe away the greyness and misery was THE DARKNESS.

I remember it well. Stood there in the third row, left shoulder literally cooking in the sun that shone over Knebworth that summers day in 2003 (I still have a big patch of freckles to show for it too!), refusing to give up my prime spot to find my friends who were in possession of the much-needed sunblock, simply because I HAD to see this truly amazing band who I'd seen a video of only the day before. On that day as Justin, Dan, Ed and the glorious tache-bearing legend that was, and still is, Frankie Poullain, showed the throng exactly what The Darkness had to offer this otherwise miserable world you were just left with a euphoric feeling that this was the future, that anything was possible and that it would be that way forever now that they had arrived.

Of course such things are but folly to think and a mere 18 months later on a December night at Wembley Arena I could just sense that something was amiss and that it was all about to come crashing down around us...and I wasn't wrong. Frankie soon departed and the band took the title of their second album a little too literally...taking a one way ticket to 'hell' (they just forgot the 'and back' bit as they decided to disband).

The world became dark and gloomy once more....

'Dancing In The Darkness' by the aforementioned tache-bearing legend that was, and still is, Frankie Poullain not only gives you the pre-Darkness history of the bass-playing man of mystery - and what a fascinating history that is, let me tell you! - but also an insight into what it was like to be at the heart of the rock phenomena that was The Darkness!

As if that weren't enough it's also a book that makes you really stop and think...it is, after all, intended as a self-help guide. As you work your way through each chapter, unravelling each little nugget of wisdom it has to offer, you can just start to sense that light, that euphoric feeling that came with the arrival of The Darkness coming out of each page and that's when you realise it never left...we just forgot that little bits of it had been passed into each and every one of us and it's down to us to get that light out there.

All that plus fine illustrations from the Polish Cleaner to boot!

This book is a MUST for any Darkness fans, Rock Music fans, Polish Cleaner fans, Bass-Playing fans, Moustache Fans....in fact any fan of anything EVER!

This book would make the best gift for someone for the holiday season
but just remember, this book is for life and not just for Xmas!'
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