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The Second Coming

by | 18th, February 2004

‘FROM glamour mod-els and glamorous lifestyles, it’s only a short leap in a spandex jumpsuit to glam rock, and the Darkness.

‘I’d like to dedicate this to the memory of Cider Pete’

The Sun was at last night’s Brits music awards, on hand to see the biggest band to come out of Suffolk since Cider Pete And The Perry Men collect three gongs.

As the headline says, the boys are indeed “Princes of Darkness”, and lead singer Justin Hawkins is not over doing it when he says: “It’s amazing. We feel on top of the world.”

The Sun’s showbiz editor, Dominic Mohan, heaps praise on the band and calls the Darkness’s triumph a “pivotal moment in UK music”.

Surely it’s more of a revolving moment, given that the Darkness, though entertaining, resemble a band paying tribute to an amalgam of 1970s rockers.

And put with other big Brit winners of the past, like Oasis’ Beatles tribute act and Blur’s homage to Small Faces and skiffle music, we wonder what awaits us next year.

Perhaps a Spice Girls reunion or, perish the thought, the second coming of a new Cliff Richard…’

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