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Power Trio by Danko Jones: a relentless surge of high-energy, rock’n’roll savagery

Power Trio features more rippers from Danko Jones, Canada’s greatest living rock’n’roll band

Danko Jones: Power Trio album artwork
(Image: © Mate In Germany)

We are still knee-deep in a glut of gloomy recorded-during-lockdown albums, with grumpy millionaire rock stars moaning about either wearing masks or not wearing them. 

Danko and co. recorded an album in these circumstances too, but the affable Canadian rock powerhouse took the opportunity to simply fine-tune their attack and give us all something to celebrate. Pummeling opener I Want Out might have some metaphorical nods to the pandemic, but that’s where the bad times stop rolling.

This album is primo Danko, a relentless surge of high-energy, thoroughly positive, all-hands-on-deck rock’n’roll savagery. There are several odes to dangerous women, but the best track here has gotta be Blue Jean Denim Jumpsuit, a sleazy, slithery headbanger that sounds like some wild Thin Lizzy/GN’R mash-up. 

And there’s plenty more where that came from. Twenty-five years on, Danko Jones still deliver the goods.

Came from the sky like a 747. Classic Rock’s least-reputable byline-grabber since 2003. Several decades deep into the music industry. Got fired from an early incarnation of Anal C**t after one show. 30 years later, got fired from the New York Times after one week. Likes rock and hates everything else. Still believes in Zodiac Mindwarp and the Love Reaction, against all better judgment.