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Classic Album Review: Flat Duo Jets | Lucky Eye

The primitive rockabilly duo go the whole nine yards for their major-label debut.

This came out in 1999 – or at least that’s when I got it. Here’s what I said about it back then (with some minor editing):


One of the best bands you’ve never heard, North Carolina’s Flat Duo Jets — made up of just guitarist-singer Dexter and drummer Crow — have already issued eight albums of primitive, stripped-down rockabilly.

For their long-overdue major-label debut, they go the whole nine yards, cleaning up their act and adding an entire band — bass, keyboards and even (gasp!) strings. Thankfully, all the fancy-shmancy instrumentation in the world can’t begin to dilute their authentic Sun-style rockabilly, teen-angel ballads, twangy surf instrumentals and flying saucer rock ’n’ roll.