The Screaming Jets
In July 2018, The Screaming Jets released their 8th studio album “Gotcha Covered”. An homage to the last 50 years of Australian rock and its musical origins. The Jets handpicked a bunch of their favourite songs, with the help of Triple M radio public, went into the studio and recorded 15 tracks that have achieved ‘hit’ status with the Australian public, both live and on radio…
Featuring a ‘Who’s Who’ of the Australian pub rock scene over the last 5 decades “Gotcha Covered” features iconic songs such as Goanna’s “Razor’s Edge”, The Easybeats “Wedding Ring”, Men At Work’s “Overkill”, Dragon’s “Rain”. Every track on “Gotcha Covered…” offers up a rebirthed Australian classic stamped with the unique sound that is synonymous with The Screaming Jets.
Recently previewed in it’s entirety over 3 sold out shows at Sydney’s iconic rock venue, The Bridge Hotel in Rozelle, “Gotcha Covered” made it’s debut on the National ARIA charts in the national Top 20. Peaking at #1 on the iTunes Rock charts, and #1 on the AIR charts. First single “Wedding Ring” received high status on all Triple M playlists as well as other rock stations around the country.
Die-hard Jets devotees have not only embraced the album, “Gotcha Covered” has re-established the bands mainstream appeal by drawing in a whole new audience of music lovers. Social media feedback from fans of the original songs and the Jets interpretation of these rock anthems has been overwhelming with statements like:
‘Sounds Fkn Red Hot..’
‘It’s a Ripper..’
‘The Whole Album Rocks..’
‘Great Album…Some of my fav classic Aussie bands tracks insanely well covered..’
‘Best Album I’ve Heard in Years..’
‘Great Classics by a Great Band..’
‘Great Album, Can’t Wait To See It Live..’
Nowhere will you find such an eclectic line-up of Australian rock history recorded on one album. This new release honours the highly influential sounds of bands like Radio Birdman, Dragon, You Am I and The Radiators. Using this audio fabric, The Jets are take you on a journey right through to the backdrop of the youth of Australia’s Baby boomers, Generation X & Y population’s. Full track-listing at the end of this press release.
“Gotcha Covered” has received the seal of approval from many of the original artists…Praise from their musical heroes that is not lost on the Jets…
‘Shadow Boxer’ The Angels
“A tasteful and unique version, which pumps as it should. Big thumbs up!” Rick Brewster
“Woo…Hoo… great version fellas…” John Brewster
‘Darling It Hurts’ Paul Kelly
“Good One” Paul Kelly
“Love It…Bravo” Todd Hunter
‘Gimme Head’ The Radiators
The boys did a great job on the cover of ‘Gimme Head’ They've breathed new life into the old girl!. It's also an honour to be thought of and included in such illustrious company as is on display on "Gotcha Covered". Geoff Turner
‘Rain’ Iva Davies – Walls/Flowers
“Love it! Great version. Congratulations to all involved”.
‘Overkill’ - Colin Hay
‘Razor’s Edge’ Shane Howard
“I Love it!. Honoured that you thought ‘Razor’s Edge’ worthy of covering and I love how you’ve made it your own. It’s a mighty reimagining of the song. Very gutsy and melodic and it speaks volumes to the songs working class roots. All power to you guys..”
The up coming “Gotcha Covered - The Tour” over the summer of 2018/2019 will give the band the opportunity to take the album into the live arena, where arguably, The Screaming Jets do their best work.
Known as “The best live band I have ever witnessed..” (Neil Jeffreys Kerrang magazine), The Screaming Jets blistering set will feature a treasure trove of Jets classics including “Better”, “Helping Hand”, “October Grey”, “Shine On”, “C’Mon (just to name a few) combined with a rotating selection of gems from the “Gotcha Covered” album.
Songs from ‘Tear of Thought’ and ‘All For One” and the Jets recent Hot Metal – Album Of the Year offering ‘Chrome’, fit brilliantly alongside Hoodoo Gurus “Right Time”, The Angels “Shadowboxer” and Radio Birdman’s “Aloha Steve & Dano”. The Radiators “Gimme Head” was always destined to be a crowd pleaser and doesn’t disappoint. Never one to be held back by public opinion, The Jets have pulled out some of the their more controversial tunes in the recent live sets…. to rapturous response from the audience. BE WARNED!!!!
The boys have been known to invite up their musical cohorts for the Guitar-A-thon during their live shows. Industry luminaries such as Nat Alison (Suzi Quatro band), and Spicks & Specks Barry Morgan (Barry Morgan’s World of Organs) have graced the stage recently for Stevie Wrights ‘GuitarBand’, Paul Kellys ‘Darling It Hurts’ and other Jets crowd staples to end the show in a rock n roll celebration of our collective musical heritage!
Come and see Australia’s maverick Rock n Roll sons playing your favourite hits in a snapshot of Australian music on the “Gotcha Covered – The Tour” extravaganza!