DANKO JONES We Sweat Blood ( Universal ) Rating: NNNN Rating: NNNN
The upside of being on a never-ending European road trip playing 200-plus shows a year for massive crowds of hollering drunk Scando-punks is that you eventually become a wickedly tight rock 'n' roll band like Danko Jones. The hard-slamming We Sweat Blood finds the Jones boys ascending to AC/DC levels of pounding economy, bashing away with machine-like precision, walloping power and requisite tongue-thrusting swagger. The pace is relentless, and not a note or word is wasted. This is definitely not Born A Pussy.