Jet : Glam’s First Super Group

Combining members from Sparks, Roxy Music, Jook, and John’s Children and pairing them with Gary Glitter’s TAILOR isn’t enough to constitute a super group well then what hope does Chicken Foot have? Funny thing is despite how totally stacked Jet was yet they folded less than two years after forming completely unsuccessful. Wham Bam Thank You Ma’am indeed. They played a really ambitious spaced out glam style that was a pretty great mix between Sparks and Roxy Music. If you can imagine what it would sound like if Sparks had written Virginia Plain it would probably sound something like Jet. Having said that, this album really rules and the fact it was a total flop is a pretty tough one to figure out. These songs are undeniably catchy and pretty epic little pop songs that get stretched out and turned around for few minutes before finally ending and the next one comes barreling at you. Maybe British music fans just couldn’t take yet another band after Sparks, Roxy Music, Bowie etc. that wanted to be ambitious and fabulously Glam. That’s a pretty crappy theory but it is true that their peers were truly receiving big accolades while everyone just made fun of Jet’s album cover. The cover by my own admission sucks pretty bad, but god damn the tunes still rule! Don’t make the same mistake our ancestors made, check out Jet!

Download: Jet – S/T

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6 Responses to “Jet : Glam’s First Super Group”

  1. DrHank Says:

    At last! I’ve been hoping for ages that this would turn up on one of the blogs I frequent, and now here it is. Thank you thank you! I taped a track from this off the radio about 30 years ago, when I couldn’t afford to buy the album, and I still remember it as a corker. Seem to remember a different album cover though, a cartoon image of a kind of space robot thingy, which looked pretty cool.

  2. BJB Says:

    Very cool. Thanks for this one!

  3. Bill Bartmann Says:

    This blog rocks! I gotta say, that I read a lot of blogs on a daily basis and for the most part, people lack substance but, I just wanted to make a quick comment to say I’m glad I found your blog. Thanks, :)

    A definite great read.. ..

    -Bill-Bartmann

  4. Andreas B Says:

    I did read somewhere that the original album is being released on CD, and that the band will play a one-off gig somewhere.

  5. Argenis V Says:

    I’ve been looking this album for so long… and now that I’ve found it, link is dead… is there any chance of re-upload. I would appreciatte it a lot. Thanks in advance

  6. Tyb Pop Says:

    damn they were good! Dont confuse with the modern day band of the same name (they’re rubbish btw!:) )

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