MVotW: The Darkness – “One Way Ticket”

DarknessI would love to sit in on the pitch meetings for Darkness videos: "Okay… so the pterodactyl has sex with the UFO, which lays eggs that turn into kids-age version of the band, but then the helicopter gets struck by lightning…"

Or, in the case of their new video, "After they break out of the snow globe, the band race on snowmobiles and have fish n’ chips delived by a penguin" … "but the Satan snorts the Darkness and the avalanche…"

I don’t want to spoil the video for you. While "Growing on Me" is still my favorite Darkness video, this one is pretty bonkers even by their standards. "One Way Ticket" is their first not to be directed by Alex Smith, instead turning to veteran helmer Tim Pope, whose credits include nearly every video made by The Cure, the The, and Siouxsie & the Banshees, as well as The Cars’ "Magic" and, more recently, Kaiser Chiefs’ "Every Day I Love You Less and Less."

Without further ado, click here to watch The Darkness – "One Way Ticket"

3 Comments

  1. New Darkness Video + Piracy Staining + Pete Doherty hating

    Few, if any, of our entertainment can ever succeed in being equal parts ridiculous, hilarious and as awesome as The Darkness. Ridiculous in its most brilliant and most moronic role will always be a necessity for keeping our wits…

  2. New Darkness Video + Piracy Staining + Pete Doherty hating

    Few, if any, of our entertainment can ever succeed in being equal parts ridiculous, hilarious and as awesome as The Darkness. Ridiculous in its most brilliant and most moronic role will always be a necessity for keeping our wits…

  3. Totally different modes of transport, but the snowmobile thing (brilliant) reminds me of Urge Overkill's "Sister Havana" video, in which they're riding around on airboats in Florida.

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