Review of Danko Jones – Garage Rock! A Collection of Lost Songs 1996-1998 (New Damage)

Danko JonesDanko Jones has never cared whether or not they were considered cool by the masses. And while they happened upon the designation (and impressive European success) nonetheless, Garage Rock! serves to highlight the origins of the group. Danko’s bravado is on full display on opening track “Who Got It?” while the demos of “Bounce” and “Love Travel” provide cool historical context for the avid Danko Jones fan. Although I wouldn’t consider the 17-song collection essential, it gives a solid perspective on the dynamic rock band they would become years later.