check­out

With £50 of clas­sic rock ’s money to hand over at the till, here’s hoW the dark­ness spent some of it.

Classic Rock - - The Darkness -

Justin left with­out a Dread Zep­pelin LP, and Dan had to put the Scott Walker CD he wanted back in the rack, but they

each found some­thing to brighten their day. “Ba­si­cally, I don’t know what it is. I just love the

art­work be­cause it’s got a great big skull and some men on mo­tor­bikes on it. [Reads the info sticker] ‘Un­trav­elled elec­tronic swamp rock… Biker cult clas­sic… Oz­ploita­tion movie…’

Oz­ploita­tion? What, like Aus­tralian ex­ploita­tion? Oh, this is cool even if I don’t

know what the fuck it is.” “This was recorded at a rock fes­ti­val in Cologne in 1970. I’m a big time T.Rex fan. [In­ex­pli­ca­ble Caribbean ac­cent] Me love it. But I don’t have

any al­bums of theirs on vinyl.”

“It’s my favourite Neil Young al­bum. There’s a lot of blues stuff on it. I love it be­cause it’s less coun­try, more blues. He’s talk­ing about how pissed off with the world he is. It’s quite

ap­pro­pri­ate for now.” “He was in The Cure in the eight­ies. I’m a big fan

of that era of The Cure, and I love the story of how he was sacked. I watched an in­ter­view with him years ago and he was talk­ing about Robert Smith. I have never seen a man more pissed off.”

Justin Hawkins

(vo­cals/gui­tar)

Billy Green

– Stone: Orig­i­nal Sound­track Record­ing

Dan Hawkins

(gui­tar)

Lau­rence Tol­hurst

– Cured: The Tale Of Two Imag­i­nary Boys

Frankie Poul­lain

(bass)

Neil Young

– On The Beach

Ru­fus Tay­lor

(drums)

T.Rex

– A Crown Of Dark Swandown

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