It's time for episode 112 of Love That Album. I've gone walkabout this month, but my great friend and music fiend Dave Blom returns to take over the show.
Another Australian band with a massive debut album from possibly the last wave of really big album sales. This 2003 album was the result of a perfect storm of factors for the members of Jet. The success that The Vines had (subject of previous Dave Blom LTA podcast) led to record companies searching for more Australian rock. Jet were in the right place at the right time, they had a sound that was radio friendly, they were visually marketable and they had some really good singles. So Jet cashed in on their opportunity and the result was Get Born.
The album itself whilst not overly original or innovative has many highlights and makes for some very good listening. The main thing that this album has going for it is passion. Jet wear their hearts on their sleeves and aren't afraid to demonstrate exactly who influenced their music. It's time to Get Re-born once more.
Eric keeps the high energy up for his Album I Love segment to talk about the music of Finnish group The Flaming Sideburns.
My HUGE gratitude to Dave for bringing some class to the show. I'll be back to ramble on next month.
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