Tuesday, May 24, 2011


No need to mention why a friend posted up a youtube link to tenured lounge singer Danny Darrow's Doomsday on his facebook wall over this past weekend. Even if yet another apocalypse was anticlimactic as ever, at least it inspired me to dig up this sought after cosmic disco rock single, as well as a couple of the other percussion heavy numbers Danny put out before he went back to singing Sinatra covers and Christmas albums (which are good btw):

Danny Darrow - Doomsday (Extended)
Danny Darrow - Baby Let Your Love Run Free
Danny Darrow - Telephones (Extended)

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9 comments: to “ Doomsday

  • May 25, 2011 at 8:00 AM  

    Just edited by Kenji Takimi of Crue-L


  • May 26, 2011 at 12:46 AM  

    Really nice post,thanks a lot Chaps.


  • May 26, 2011 at 10:41 AM  

    I've been listening too Telephones,a lot of late,(well since this post as i didn't have it,cheers)the Vocals are really 'Pet Shop Boys' but before the PSB,i wonder if this was an influence?
    I'd forgotten how good his stuff was,although 'Doomsday' has more then a passing resemblance too 'vibes - African Suite'
    And in the words of Pat Le i like everything African stache)'that being said' both tunes are of the highest order.


  • May 30, 2011 at 3:27 PM  

    Awesome post, thank you!

  • July 5, 2011 at 11:57 PM  

    he's my dad

  • July 27, 2011 at 6:41 AM  

    *above comment*

    Danny Darrow is your dad?!?

    Is he aware that all over the world he is loved and admired for 'Doomsday' and 'Telephones' and amongst those "in the know" they are considered two of the best examples of late 70s/early 80s cosmic disco music?

    Has he any unreleased material in this style from this time period and has he ever spoken in print or on the net about this period in his musical career...if not, I would love to ask him about it as I know plenty of people who would be fascinated in this chapter of his life.

    I nearly forgot to say..great post Black Shag..seventies and early eighties heavy apocalyptic electronic disco music, you can't beat it...!

  • August 28, 2011 at 6:42 PM  

    Danny Darrow is alive and well.
    you can contact him in New York City
    at 212.355.0814, or glovideo@earthlink.net
    If you search the internet for the Danny Darrow Special,
    you can watch his current varietyentertainment program. He is also a great comedian.
    We have to get Danny to do a comeback.
    He is really great.

  • August 28, 2011 at 7:03 PM  

    Danny Darrow is a Producer Director
    for MNN TV Station in New York City
    His TV shows can be seen on Vimeo, Blip TV, YoutTube etc......
    If you would like to contact him
    email at : josianehird@hotmail.com
    Thank you

  • August 28, 2011 at 7:12 PM  

    As per you request to contact
    Danny Darrow he could be reached for
    comments at : josianehird@hotmail.com.
    Thank you