rock band Danko Jones hails from Toronto, Ontario,
and has become very popular in Scandinavia as one
of the greater live bands in the rock n roll
circus! Danko himself isn't any spectacular
vocalist, neither is he an brilliant guitar
player, but the energy in most of his compositions
is like an juggernaut on the loose. I'm
not an 'old fan' of Danko Jones, but I wanted do
give him a serious chance with this album called
'Rock and Roll is Black and Blue'.
I was in the audience when he went on stage last
summer at Sweden Rock Festival and was impressed
by his energy and personality. The music is quite
naked and the simplicity in his rock style along
with strong choruses is really gripping, just like
the Swedes in The Hives. Their big potential is
in a big glow and love to the straight forward
rock and unique contact with the fans. The
pyrotechnic bombs explode in every song and I
start to feel the gunpowder smell spreading across the
room and my thoughts go to the originals and
cornerstones in the simple and raw hard rock:
AC/DC and Angus's guitar riffs mixed with a lot of
Thin Lizzy's cheeky sound.
This isn't an album
for the fans of technical metal
or so, but deserves an score in the OK level
anyway. It's like having a party, but I'm alone
with my Ipod.
The sound is the same as on their previous albums
and I reckon that their old fans will take this
solid rock album to their hearts.
Not in my taste really, but a far better disc,
than I did expect.