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.


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.

Annotation last modified on 2005-03-07 04:19 UTC.



2002Born a LionDanko Jones4.54
2003We Sweat BloodDanko Jones7
2006Sleep Is the EnemyDanko Jones36
2008Never Too LoudDanko Jones36
2010Below the BeltDanko Jones3
2012Rock and Roll Is Black and BlueDanko Jones32
2015Fire MusicDanko Jones4
2017Wild CatDanko Jones2
2019A Rock SupremeDanko Jones1
2021Power TrioDanko Jones2
2023Electric SoundsDanko Jones1

Album + Compilation

2001I'm Alive and on FireDanko Jones3
2009B-SidesDanko Jones1
2009This IsDanko Jones1
2014Garage Rock!: A Collection of Lost Songs From 1996 – 1998Danko Jones1

Album + Live

2006Sleep Is the Enemy - Live in StockholmDanko Jones1
2012Bring on the MountainDanko Jones1
2014Live at Gröna LundDanko Jones1
2016Live at WackenDanko Jones1


2001BounceDanko Jones2
2001CadillacDanko Jones1
2002Sound of LoveDanko Jones2
2002LovercallDanko Jones1
2003Play the BluesDanko Jones2
2003I Want YouDanko Jones1
2004DanceDanko Jones1
2004Woogie BoogieDanko Jones1
2005Sticky SituationDanko Jones1
2006Baby Hates MeDanko Jones1
2006First DateDanko Jones1
2006Don't Fall in LoveDanko Jones1
2008King of MagazinesDanko Jones1
2008Code of the RoadDanko Jones1
2008Take Me HomeDanko Jones1
2010Sugar HighDanko Jones1
2010Full of RegretDanko Jones2
2011I Think Bad ThoughtsDanko Jones1
2012Just A Beautiful DayDanko Jones1
2013I Believe In GodDanko Jones1
2013LegsDanko Jones2
2015Gonna Be A Fight TonightDanko Jones1
2015Do You Wanna RockDanko Jones1
2016Wild WomanDanko Jones feat. Cristina Scabbia1
2017My Little RnrDanko Jones1
2017You Are My WomanDanko Jones1
2018Burn in HellDanko Jones1
2018We're CrazyDanko Jones1
2019Dance Dance DanceDanko Jones2
2019Fists Up HighDanko Jones1
2019I'm in a BandDanko Jones1
2019Lipstick CityDanko Jones1
2021I Want OutDanko Jones1
2021Flaunt ItDanko Jones1
2021SaturdayDanko Jones1
2021Start the ShowDanko Jones2


1998Danko JonesDanko Jones2
1999Gun Girl EPDanko Jones1
1999My Love Is BoldDanko Jones1
2003Ritual O/T SavageGluecifer / Danko Jones / Peter Pan Speedrock1
20053 SongsDanko Jones1
2011Mouth to MouthDanko Jones1
2015Fire MusicDanko Jones1

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