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 The Song Ramones the Same: A Tribute to the Ramones Various Artists 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1998 Now We Are 5 Various Artists 1
2001 This Is Bad Taste, Volume 4 Various Artists 1
2002 How We Rock Various Artists 3
2002 VISIONS: All Areas, Volume 28 Various Artists 1
2002 Big Shiny Tunes 7 Various Artists 1
2002 Promo Only Canada: Modern Rock Radio, January 2003 Various Artists 1
2002 VISIONS: All Areas, Volume 35 Various Artists 1
2002 A Campingflight to Lowlands Paradise 2002 Various Artists 1
2002 Independent Music for Independent People Various Artists 1
2002 Le Sampler-Rom RockHard N°17 Various Artists 1
2002 Punk Rawk Explosion, Volume 8 Various Artists 1
2003 This Is Bad Taste, Volume 5 Various Artists 1
2003 VISIONS: All Areas, Volume 43 Various Artists 5 1
2003 Up Sampler 12 Various Artists 1
2003 Large Compilation CD #2 Various Artists 1
2003 Oorgasm 15, Volume 01 Various Artists 1
2004 The Rock 'N' Roll Disease! Various Artists 1
2004 Great Metal Covers, Volume 41 Various Artists 1
2004 Quart 04 Various Artists 1
2005 Promo Only: Modern Rock Radio, May 2005 Various Artists 1
2005 Promo Only: Modern Rock Radio, November 2005 Various Artists 1
2005 Bad Taste Records Summer Sampler 2005 Various Artists 1
2005 Supersize Sampler Various Artists 1
2006 Maximum Metal, Volume 101 Various Artists 1
2006 American Chopper: The Series Various Artists 1
2006 VISIONS: All Areas, Volume 71 Various Artists 1
2006 Hörsturz, Volume 6 Various Artists 1
2006 Promo Only: Modern Rock Radio, May 2006 Various Artists 1
2006 Punk Rawk Explosion, Volume 31 Various Artists 1
2006 Tune In, Turn On, Rock Out!: 20 Tracks From the Best New Bands on the Planet Various Artists 1
2006 Large Compilation CD #11 Various Artists 1
2006 The Doors Nightclub, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
2007 Large Compilation CD 19 Various Artists 1
2008 Rock Hard: Dynamit, Volume 59 Various Artists 1
2008 VISIONS: All Areas, Volume 90 Various Artists 1
2009 Rock Hard: Dynamit, Volume 64 Various Artists 1
2009 VISIONS: All Areas, Volume 100 Various Artists 1
2010 Rock Hard Lauschangriff, Volume 003 plus 1980 Special Various Artists 1
2010 VISIONS: All Areas, Volume 115 Various Artists 1
2010 VISIONS: All Areas, Volume 123 Various Artists 1
2010 CD Zur Slam Ausgabe 49 (Mai/Juni 2010) Various Artists 1
2010 Classic Rock: Kronjuwelen, Volume 1 Various Artists 1
2012 Bandit Rock Most Wanted Various Artists 1
2012 Rock Hard Lauschangriff Volume 014 Various Artists 1
2012 Bandit Rock Most Wanted 2013 Various Artists 2
2012 VISIONS: All Areas, Volume 147: Rarities 2012 Various Artists 1
2012 VISIONS: All Areas, Volume 144 Various Artists 1
2013 The Only Rock Album You’ll Ever Need Various Artists 1
2013 VISIONS: Nr. 250, Die besten Coversongs aus 25 Jahren Various Artists 1
2013 Bandit Rock Awards 2014 Various Artists 1
2015 VISIONS: Rare Tracks 2015, Volume 1 Various Artists 1
2017 Visions: All Areas, Volume 193 Various Artists 1
Power 97 Studio Sessions, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
Terrorized, Volume 10 Various Artists 1

Album + Compilation + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2012 Live at Wacken 2011 Various Artists 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2003 VISIONS: All Areas: Westend 03: Die Compilation Various Artists 1
2004 A Campingflight to Lowlands Paradise 2004 Various Artists 1

Album + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2003 Foolproof Various Artists 1
2009 Saw VI Various Artists 2
2010 Test Drive Unlimited 2 Various Artists 1
2013 Kick‐Ass 2: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Various Artists 2

Other + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2011 Bandit Rock 5 Various Artists 1

Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2003 Ritual of the Savage Various Artists 1

Soundtrack

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2009 Need For Speed: Nitro Various Artists 1

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