In House With the Darkness: Wardrobe Malfunctions, Lady Gaga and 'Childish Sexual Innuendo'
it's sort of immediate. And you have to devour it immediately, because cakes don't stay hot. It's adds some urgency to it. I wanted to sort of imagine people sort of getting it and going, "Right, gotta listen to it right now."
It reminds me of AC/DC title.
Hawkins: It has a sort of sex thing to it. A childish sexual inuendo.
Graham: Everyone likes those.
Click Through Photos of The Darkness
This record has more of a back-to-basics feel. Was that because of the criticism to the last album?
Hawkins: No, actually the last album got some really amazing reviews. Some people said it was the best album of the last 20 some-odd years. Kerrang magazine said that. If you actually look at the reviews from the time it was released it probably did better than the first album did, in terms of critical response to it. It didn't sell as many, so that's a review in itself. But it wasn't really about that. The process of recording the second one, not all of us found it rewarding. I certainly did. But Ed, you found it problematic.
Graham: Hated it.
Graham: It was a very strange time for the band. We had a lot of personal problems. In the case of the first album we'd been playing these songs live for years and then we went in and recorded our set, basically. In the case of the second album, I don't think the songs were finished.
Hawkins: Sometimes it's nice to create in the studio but sometimes there's a pressure.
Like a follow-up kind of pressure?
Graham: It was different from the way we did the first album. First album was go in and two weeks record all the songs, for not very much money as well. The second