Everything you've heard is true. All of it. The exhaustion and the fear, the pressure, paranoia and pan pipes, the breakdowns and break-ups, the sackings, sitar solos and endless studio sessions, and now ultimately--with this, their second album--the rebirth and redemption of The Darkness.
One Way Ticket To Hell… And Back is the conclusion of a year-long journey from Lowestoft to London and from Monmouth to LA to prove to everyone (and themselves) just how utterly irrelevant every other band is right now. To create the album they simply had no choice but to make. To prove The Darkness are still the world's greatest band.
So, when it came to making a second album, the stakes were high. This meant finding an extraordinary producer that could realise their ambitions. Enter Roy Thomas Baker, affectionately know as RTB, responsible for crafting some of the most impressive and influential records of all time with a CV that includes Queen, David Bowie, The Rolling Stones, Free and The Who.
RTB isn't an ordinary producer in the same way that The Darkness aren't an ordinary band. He and the band were introduced in Los Angeles, instantly bonded over a mutual love of rock and were able to start assembling the album together. "Roy Thomas Baker is a genius, that's all there is to say about it". Justin declares, "It's been a privilege to watch that man work, his ear is perfect, his instinct fabulous".
01. One Way Ticket
03. Is It Just Me
04. Dinner Lady Arms
05. Seemed Like A Good Idea At The Time
06. Hazel Eyes
09. English Country Garden
10. Blind Man