Friday, April 4, 2014

Jet

Jet was an Australian rock band formed in 2001 in Melbourne. Pure, honest and inspiring rock.
Listen to the songs and you'll instantly recognize their major influences like AC/DC, The Kinks, Oasis - and in many parts: The Beatles


The band consisted of lead guitarist Cameron Muncey, bassist Mark Wilson, and brothers Nic and Chris Cester on vocals/rhythm guitar and drums.

Get Born - cover art
They mainly were famous for songs like Are You Gonna Be My Girl or Rollover DJ, but you should definitely look out for their lesser known tunes like Shine On or Timothy.


Shine On is a tribute to Nic and Chris Cester's father, who died from cancer in 2004. The song was written by Nic Cester from the perspective of his father encouraging those who survive him to shine on.

Shine On - cover art

Jet sadly disbanded in 2012 and left the following announcement:

"A Message To Our Fans: After many successful years of writing, recording and touring we wish to announce our discontinuation as a group. From the many pubs, theatres, stadiums and festivals all across the world it was the fans that made our amazing story possible and we wish to thank them all. Thank you, and goodnight."

Shaka Rock - cover art

The group sold more than 6 million records. And it's really sad this chapter may be closed definitively.



Discography:
  • 2003 - Get Born
  • 2005 - Shine On
  • 2009 - Shaka Rock

2 comments:

  1. Jet copped a lot of flack for being too derivative, although they never claimed to be anything but, and always wore their influences proudly on their sleeve. i remember seeing them blow the roof off the old Duke of Windsor in about 2002 and it was clear they were destined for big things. A great classic Aussie band. Thanks for the post.

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  2. My son turned me on to this band, when he was about 12. He lost interest in them later, but I KEPT his CD! Good stuff.

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