Danko Jones (the band)

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"You can call me the mango kid - But your girl calls me baby!"

Danko Jones is the baddest piece of Rock'n'Roll to hit the music shelves in a long, long time. I am not talking about all this new metal shite - we are talking honest-to-its-roots, bass-guitar-and-drums-rock, not entirely unlike Metallica, but far less complicated. In a good way.

Danko play songs with an amazingly raw intensity and cheeky lyrics, usually about the man himself - Danko - chasing after females in one form or another.

Mini-Bio:

Danko Jones is quite a band. They (Damon Brown, JC and Danko himself) started their career in Canada, in 1996, by grabbing a notebook, writing down all the stuff they didn't like about music, setting out to change things. Within months of starting their own band together, the name of Danko Jones was whispered, said, screamed and - knowing danko - moaned, all over Toronto city.

Soon, CBC program "The New Music" ran a Danko Jones special, sparking a feeding frenzy for record companies, but Danko refused to take any of the offers; "a Danko Jones album would just be like a discarded piece of sweat-stained lingerie giving off a mere whiff of what happened the night before." In other words, if you want to see Danko Jones, you better shell out for a ticket, and then get in there to see the concert.

However, after having been asked when the album was coming about six hundred and sixty six times, the first firm piece of Danko-evidence was released, in the form of Danko Dones EP, on the swedish (!) record company Bad Taste Records

From here, the waves just kept hitting the shore: A few albums later, Danko Jones embarked on a world tour, which is - at the time of writing - still going on with loads of concerts in Canada and Europe.

About the music

Hard to describe. Soulful rock, perhaps? Or rockful blues? Or might VICE magazine be more on the spot with "The baddest, cruellest, meanest soul man ever to pick up a guitar"? Or to quote danko himself; We are not, and do not want to be the lukewarm, spoon-fed, generic, safe, asexual kind of rock music.

And - in the name of all that is holy - there's no real danger for that either. The Danko Jones stage show is about as good as it gets without using explosions or light shows - three guys who know how to rock, and who really get the audience going.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2002 Born a Lion Danko Jones 5 4
2003 We Sweat Blood Danko Jones 5
2006 Sleep Is the Enemy Danko Jones 3 6
2008 Never Too Loud Danko Jones 3 6
2010 Below the Belt Danko Jones 3
2012 Rock and Roll Is Black and Blue Danko Jones 3 2
2015 Fire Music Danko Jones 2
2017 Wild Cat Danko Jones 2

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2001 I'm Alive and on Fire Danko Jones 3
2009 B-Sides Danko Jones 1
2009 This Is Danko Jones 1
2014 Garage Rock!: A Collection of Lost Songs From 1996 – 1998 Danko Jones 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2016 Live At Wacken Danko Jones 1

Single

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2001 Bounce Danko Jones 2
2002 Sound of Love Danko Jones 2
2002 Lovercall Danko Jones 1
2003 Play the Blues Danko Jones 2
2003 I Want You Danko Jones 1
2004 Dance Danko Jones 1
2004 Woogie Boogie Danko Jones 1
2006 Baby Hates Me Danko Jones 1
2006 First Date Danko Jones 1
2006 Don't Fall in Love Danko Jones 1
2008 King of Magazines Danko Jones 1
2008 Take Me Home Danko Jones 1
2010 Sugar High Danko Jones 1
2010 Full of Regret Danko Jones 1
2011 I Think Bad Thoughts Danko Jones 1
2012 Just A Beautiful Day Danko Jones 1
2013 I Believe In God Danko Jones 1
2013 Legs Danko Jones 1
2015 Gonna Be A Fight Tonight Danko Jones 1
2015 Do You Wanna Rock Danko Jones 1
2016 Wild Woman Danko Jones feat. Cristina Scabbia 1
2017 My Little Rnr Danko Jones 1
2017 You Are My Woman Danko Jones 1

EP

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1998 Danko Jones Danko Jones 1
1999 My Love Is Bold Danko Jones 1
2011 Mouth to Mouth Danko Jones 1

Other + Spokenword

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2004 The Magical World of Rock Danko Jones 1
2009 Having Fun With Danko Jones On Stage Danko Jones 1

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