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Classic Album Review: Jet | Get Born

The Aussie garage-rockers are ready for takeoff. Better fasten your seatbelt.

This came out in 2003 – or at least that’s when I got it. Here’s what I said about it back then (with some minor editing):


It’s official: Down Under is the new Sweden. At least when it comes to garage-rock.

First came Australia’s Vines and New Zealand’s D4 and Datsuns — now Melbourne’s Jet are revving their engines and readying for takeoff with their debut Get Born. And (just to milk the whole aviation analogy a while longer) it definitely packs plenty of lift and thrust. These 13 tracks are dominated by power-chord blues-rockers like Last Chance, Rollover D.J. and Cold Hard B****, whose chunky riffs, choogling grooves, pumpin’ pianos and tom-tom thumpin’ beats are liberally and lovingly borrowed from the back catalogues of AC/DC, Cheap Trick, Nazareth, BTO, Johnny Thunders and The Rolling Stones. In other words, it’s first-class all the way for these lads. I suggest you fasten your seatbelts.