Album review: DANKO JONES – Wild Cat

DANKO JONES - Wild Cat

AFM Records [Release date 03.03.17]

Danko Jones have been around since 1996 and this is the band’s eighth album. They have a good live reputation, regularly touring the UK and Europe. For me this is my first time listening to a whole album by them, and what have I been missing! Playing a heady mix of hard rock and punk, which combined can’t help but get you up and rocking, Danko Jones will appeal to the inner AC/DC and Thin Lizzy in you.

‘Let’s Start Dancing’ features a mix of a fast punk beat and racing guitars, and as the song title says you will be dancing at the end of this one. Thin Lizzy came to mind on more than a few occasions listening to this album, none more so than on ‘You Are My Woman’. Danko Jones has a vocal delivery on this song not unlike the late, great Phil Lynott.

Lead track ‘My Little Rock N Roll’ is a catchy little number and sure to garner lots of airplay on the rock radio stations. Loving the bass lines on this one and that chorus will have you singing it after just one listen. Danko Jones do things simply but effectively, like the big riff monster that is ‘I Gotta Rock’ and it does exactly what the title suggests, rocks like a good ‘un. Both these songs highlight the big bottom end sound created by bassist John Calabrese and drummer Rich Knox.

‘Revolution (But Then We Make Love)’ could be Danko Jones’s manifesto, change the world first then make love. If you haven’t heard his music before ladies and lovemaking feature right at the top of his list!

Danko Jones knows what works for his audience and he does it well. Hard rocking fun from start to finish and not a ballad in sight! ****

Review by Jason Ritchie




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