Monday, 23 April 2012

The Darkness - a career trajectory

Over the last 4 years I have been exposed to a lot of children's television. Most of it is annoying in the extreme (particularly the hideousness that is Waybuloo), but I did once manage to work Dip Dap into a lecture on sound design so it's not all bad. Perhaps because they know that there are frazzled, sleep deprived parents somewhere in the background watching these programmes, every now and again they throw in a special guest just for us. Yo Gabba Gabba! is a case in point with Mark Mothersbaugh (frontman of Devo and amazing film composer) hosting a drawing segment along with a vast array of musical guests including Cornelius
and Jack Black dancing a jig.
Today however I saw something to rival these imports. Dan and Justin Hawkins, of recently reformed 'The Darkness,' appeared on Zingzillas. They jammed with a band comprising 4 guys in primate suits with Justin resplendent in the finest sleeveless catsuit known to man. You can check the riffage out on the CBeeBies iPlayer here. And to prove that rock n' roll excess (and tape) isn't dead you can read about the recording of their last album here.

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