Australia doesn’t exactly have the most prolific roster of rock groups, so ‘Jet’s’ recent announcement of their break-up slims the line-up even further. perhaps the most inconsequential mainstream rock group in modern times, ‘Jet’ released three studio LP’s during their run, the most successful being “Get Born” which spawned their most popular hit in 2003 with “Are You Gonna Be My Girl.”
‘Jet’ followed their solid debut with two albums, “Shine On” in 2006 and “Shaka Rock” in 2009. They also managed to release a few under-the-radar e.p’s as well as a rarities and b-sides album aptly titled “Rare Tracks.”
Jet’s career spread just under a decade, and the group managed to keep a steady consistent flow of singles in the top 40. When many rock bands sizzle and fade away quickly, Jet managed to stay relatively relevant even after their massive debut, their other two albums charting platinum and gold, respectively.
The group had this quaint statement in regards to the break-up:
After many successful years of writing, recording and touring we wish to announce our discontinuation as a group. From the many pubs, theatres, stadiums and festivals all across the world it was the fans that made our amazing story possible and we wish to thank them all. Thank you, and goodnight.
The band still plans to stay involved in the music scene, though what that means is still yet to be determined. Side projects? Production? Acting? A job at the Wal-Mart electronics department? Considering how harmless Jet were during their run, I can’t expect many fans to be to sorry to see the group go and follow them far into the future.
Check out the group’s official site for any new information the group may have to offer from beyond the grave:
Image Source, Jet Shine On Promotional Shoot, 2006 Shine On
Ryan Merkel is a cool writer guy and contributor all over the internet, from blogs on music to magazines about music to sites about playing music. He is currently founder of SunState Investing and is head editor of the music entertainment magazine, CultureTease. He has written two novels, and is currently working on a third full-length novel, surprisingly, not about music. His novel “Splatter the Noise” earned accolades for independent publishing. Be sure to check out: www.sunstateinvesting.com
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