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The Darkness ‘Beat the KLF,’ Poop on Munch’s ‘The Scream’

Justin Hawkins and Co. star in new Funny or Die clip

By: Kory Grow // June 13, 2012

Apparently the news media got it wrong: An art collector didn’t spend $119 million on Edvard Munch’s expressionistic painting the Scream, it was actually retro glam rockers the Darkness. And they want to “shite” all over it, which is the subject of the Funny or Die video below. At one point frontman Justin Hawkins exclaims, “We’re beating the KLF at their own game,” referring to the British dance crew who burnt the money they’d earned from their music as a pseudo-artistic statement (which you can watch here). The rest of the video by the Darkness, who are releasing a new album called Hot Cakes in August, speaks for itself.


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