Since our “discussions” under the Greta Van Fleet Guitarist Says Rock N’ Roll Is An “Endangered Species” story, I mentioned Jet as a good example of a rock band who had a vintage sound, but with an original spin.

For those of you who may have forgotten Jet, they were an Australian band (seems a lot of great Rock bands come from the land down under) who formed in 2001. Their album, Get Born, garnered the hit singles Are You Gonna Be My Girl, Cold Hard Bitch, and Rollover DJ.

Their next record, Shine On, saw success from the singles, Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is and Holiday.

Shaka Rock was the band’s last record, and they sadly broke up in March 2012.

Unbeknownst to me, I am happy to report the band reformed in reformed in 2017 opening five dates for Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band on their Summer ’17 tour.

In 2018, Jet announced a 15th anniversary Australian national tour for their album Get Born, including dates in Newcastle, Sydney, Canberra, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide and Melbourne. They also issued the live album Get Born: Live At The Forum to commemorate the tour.

As a fan, I can highly recommend both Get Born and Shine On. I have included a few clips from those records for you enjoyment, I hope you like them.

If you are interested, you get more information about Jet, at the following sites:

Official Website

additional source: Jet’s Wikipedia page.

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  • robert davenport on

    Dana , fantastic post about jet loved them from the start! great to hear they’re back – and of course i’m not the only one who agrees with you on led van fleet – heard it all before done right on all my zep albums !
    I cant listen to them at all !

    • Dana on


      Great to know I have a fellow Jet fan in you. 🙂

      D 🙂

  • Doug R. on

    Okay, so here’s what you do: pick up Diamond Cuts – Collector’s Edition, which includes Airbourne’s first 3 albums, and a bonus disc of great b-sides and 2 previously unreleased tracks, plus an awesome DVD documentary on the band! And then to complete your Airbourne collection, pick up their last album Breakin’ Outta Hell! Then, grab a beer (if you like) and get “Ready To Rock!” 😉 Enjoy! Cheers!! 🙂

    • Rattlehead on

      Brother Doug! Your instruction is EXACTLY how I acquired my Airbourne collection when Dana put them on my radar…except for the beer, cuz I don’t drink alcohol….

      Breakin’ Outta Hell is my favorite album of theirs…

    • Dana on

      I ❤️❤️❤️ Runnin’ Wild and Black Dog Barking, but Breakin’ Otta Hell, is a good one too.

      BTW, all of their stuff is online for streaming, so you can preview, before you buy. But, I don’t think you will be disappointed. 🙂

    • robert davenport on

      I love Airbourne!!

    • Doug R. on

      That’s cool, bro, it’s all good! To each their own. You don’t really need beer when you’re listening to Airbourne to “Rattle Your Bones!” 😉 Time to head back down to the casino before we check out and hit the road “Again,” love my “Blackjack!” 😉 BTW, if you get an opportunity to see Alice In Chains (if you haven’t already) on this tour, go see ’em! No Excuses! IMO, best AIC setlist ever!

  • Rattlehead on

    Dana, I was at my favorite independent record store yesterday, Lou’s Records in Encinitas, CA, and I bought Jet’s “Get Born” and “Shaka Rock” albums. I’m anxious to listen to them, and thank you for bringing them to my attention.

    I also bought Led Zeppagain (better known as GVF :o) ), The Struts, and Ace Frehley’s new album. Lots of new stuff to listen to today between NFL football games. And next week, my Metallica’s “And Justice For All” super deluxe box set I ordered arrives for my pick up at Lou’s Records. Plus, with the other new music I’ve bought over past couple weeks…yeah, it’s truly been a great month of Roctober!

    • Dana on


      I don’t own Shaka Rock, so I can’t swear for that one. However, Get Born, is a really good album. I hope you like them both, and if you don’t, I apologize, in advance.

      Enjoy your Rocktober!

      D 🙂

    • Doug R. on

      Roctober is my favorite month and time of the year! Includes my birthday, Red Rocker’s, and Diamond Dave’s birthday as well! World Series, start of a new hockey season, Halloween, and of course, the biggest beer parade on the planet, Roktoberfest!! 🙂

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