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Danko Jones may be a straight-forward rock band, but their story is anything but. This is a year saga that goes from college-radio DJ booths to corporate boardrooms, from dingy after-hours boozecans to the biggest festival stages in Europe, marked by encounters with everyone from D.
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TOO MUCH TROUBLE: A VERY ORAL HISTORY OF DANKO JONES—BOOK LAUNCH PARTY!
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Dec 24, Pihla rated it really liked it. Funny, open, honest. It's always intriguing to read a memoir book that calls people out on what they've said and then gives them a chance to respond. A fascinating read. A really great book that is all the better for having resisted the tendency to hagiography that typically dogs such books.
Stuart Berman does a great job of weaving a comprehensive - and comprehensible - year narrative from exhaustive interviews with the band, their labels, their contemporaries from the Toronto dive bars where they got their start and people who love and a fair dollop of loathe them. This should be of interest to anyone with an interest in the rock scene and the people who A really great book that is all the better for having resisted the tendency to hagiography that typically dogs such books.
This should be of interest to anyone with an interest in the rock scene and the people who wage war in its trenches, even if you haven't heard of Danko Jones and if you haven't etc Feb 25, Hugo rated it it was amazing. Great book about the history and evolution of the band, it cuts off right at the beginning of the 'Rock and Roll is black and blue' album.
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Lots of people are interviewed, even people that have a negative impression of the band or have some problem with one of the band members. Sep 22, Carl rated it it was amazing. Fantastic biography of the most underrated, overlooked band on the planet. MrRocknRoll rated it really liked it Jan 13, Stacie rated it it was amazing Apr 13, Sam Sutherland rated it liked it Mar 26, Erik rated it liked it Jan 10, Ahron Jurney rated it really liked it May 31, Gordon rated it liked it Jan 27, He explains, "We gained a new audience in some places and our older audience [is still there], so this is our chance to bridge the gap between the people who found out about us in the last two or three years because we've had singles on radio and the people who were into us a long time ago and moved on or annoyingly asked, 'Whatever happened to that band?
It also turned out that the time for reflection worked out perfectly for the band, as they changed drummers and added Rocket From the Crypt skinbeater Atom Willard, thus starting a new chapter in their history. Interestingly enough, Jones admits in the book that one of his goals when they started was to tour with Rocket From the Crypt, but although that never happened, he's thrilled to have the drummer from the band as part of their lineup. For Jones and Calabrese, seeing both the documentary and the book finally arrive completes the labor of love they started after their fifteenth year.
Calabrese adds, "It's gonna be great because the book and the DVD, they stand alone on themselves, but it's a great way to bring everybody up to speed. Home Gear Factor. Share on Twitter Share on Facebook. Filed Under: Danko Jones.