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The Darkness: No, really, we're serious...

Simon Price, Independent on Sunday, 30 August 2003

"I WANT YOU all to repeat after me..." Justin Hawkins, bare-chested and squinting into in the scorching midsummer sun, has 120,000 people in the palm of his hand. His onstage banter is well known to long-term fans. Once, back in the day, it might have been a shrill instruction to "Suck my cock!", but, in the family-friendly context of a recent slot at Knebworth, opening up for Robbie Williams, it's more likely to be the familiar "Gimme a D! Gimme an... Arkness!"

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