Danko Jones – A rock supreme
“I’m in a band and I love it, all I wanna do is play my guitar and rock’n’roll”, those are the opening words on Danko Jones new album “A rock supreme”. Just as the lyrics state Danko Jones is a man that likes to play his guitar and always seems to have another record up his sleeve and always seems to be on tour. A busy man and a busy band for sure. I mean releasing three albums in three years is not something you see a lot of these days when it comes to rock and metal bands. The record kicks off with “I’m in a band”. Cocky vocals, the trademark Danko Jones rock’n’roll guitar riffs and cowbell on the drums. A great first song but just when I start feeling good about this album the next song kicks in, “I love love”, and with a cheesy love celebration my mood shifts and I wonder if we weren’t better off with a heartbroken Mr. Danko who couldn’t care less about love, relationships, marriage and diamond rings.
The next two songs “We’re crazy” and “Dance Dance Dance” continues in the same manner and makes me think about doing my laundry or watch paint dry instead. But then “Lipstick city” kicks in and I feel my foot tap the beat and my head starts to nod. By the time Danko gets to the line “you got the world by the balls” the energy that kicked off the album is back with full force. What follows is “Fists up high”, “Party”, “You got today”, “That girl”, “Burn in hell” and “You can’t keep us down”. Six killer songs that makes me think about their 2002 album “Born A Lion”. This album contains a rawer energy than the two latest albums and it shows mostly on the vocals. If you are a fan of Danko Jones and can imagine them increasing in attitude as they continue their rock’n’roll crusade you have a pretty good idea what this album will sound like. A must for any rock’n’roller.
Band: Danko Jones
Title : A Rock Supreme
Label: AFM Records
Date of release: 2019-04-26
Stand out track: You got today / You can’t keep us down