The Screaming Jets are blokey and irreverent and The Last Great Pub Rock Band. So it makes sense that for their eighth studio album they are covering Oz rock classics, from 1965 (The Easybeats’ Wedding Ring) to 1995 (You Am I’s Purple Sneakers), as selected by Triple M listeners.
The closing cut sees Jets guitarist Scotty Kingman reunited with Horsehead’s Cameron McKenzie, as well as his brother Brett Kingman. They are part of the 14-minute “guitarmageddon” version of Stevie Wright’s Guitar Band, which sees the Jets joined by 16 Aussie guitar heroes. A fitting finale to an album that’s a love letter to Oz rock.
Gotcha Covered is out July 27 via Dinner For Wolves.
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