KMA1400 Collaboration Week #2: Danko Jones – Born A Lion

Danko Jones – Born A Lion

or, THE BEST FUCKING COLLABORATION WEEK EVER!

Welcome to an exciting week of collaboration with Mike! Yes, you read that correctly: A WHOLE WEEK! You lucky Readers, we’ll be bringing you tons of goodness. We haven’t read each other’s reviews in advance, so let’s see what happens…

ALSO: Today is extra special because it’s a 3-way (not as kinky as it sounds) review between my KMA brother James, Mike and myself. Look out Danko, it’s a 3-fer!!

LET’S GIVE ‘ER!

READ JAMES’ and MIKE’S reviews too! Do it now!

One day, I bought four Danko Jones CDs at our local thrift shop, $2 each. I got: I’m Alive And On Fire, We Sweat Blood, Sleep Is The Enemy, and this one, Born A Lion.

You know, I was gonna write this one up song by song, but I ended up too busy jumping around the living room, rocking out and having a blast with every track to manage something as intricate as forming coherent thoughts on each song. It’s really simple: this is AC/DC-style heavy blues sexy rock by way of every sweaty club and barroom with over-priced, watered-down beer and backed-up toilets that you can imagine. This is a hard-working band – they play hard, they hit hard and they rock hard! Danko’s voice is a perfect mix of rock howl and soul shouter bliss, and the riffs are so sharp that you’ve gotta be careful because you can cut yourself just by listening to them.

There isn’t a slow song here. There isn’t a mediocre song here, either. We go from blast to straight-on blast, full-on sweaty rock with an awesome soul revue feel here and there. The lyrics are pretty straight forward, too.* Concerts by this band must achieve some sort of lift-off transcendence that’s so rare in rock and roll, hard-earned and rarin’ to go. This is good time music, plain and simple, no mucking about with pretentions or affectations. This band will stomp those who try.

Put this on and rock the fuck out! Go go GO!

I loved this. Danko rules!

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* It should be noted that while Play The Blues is a great riff, a fun song, and it’s cool to hear some of my blues heroes shouted-out in the song, the chorus pay-off is pretty silly. I mean, way to tick off the majority population on the planet, silly Danko. My lovely wife (who has not given me anything even closely resembling the blues in our almost two decades together), just rolled her eyes at this one. Haha.

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Posted on March 24, 2015, in posts by aaron. Bookmark the permalink. 21 Comments.

  1. $2 EACH? Holy smokes man. Your junk shop is anything but. I believe the four you have, are the same ones I have!

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  2. Sounds like you scored good with the CDs there, fella. This one sounds ace. As I posted over at Mike’s, I’m now in the mood to listen to the only Danko Jones album I own and reassessing my opinion that I probably didn’t need more than one album.

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    • Yeah, even now and then there’s goodness to be had, for sure. Still gotta wade through a lot of shite to find the gems though! BAL is a fantastic record, just put it on and crank it up woooo! Getting more Danko is never a bad thing. Building a collection of his stuff would be like building a riff library – like an AC/DC collection!

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  3. And that’s 3 for 3, it’s officially worth hearing!

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  4. I loved this – Sound of Love, just rules.

    PS enjoyed your review, much more than the other two guys’ ones.

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