Ongoing History Daily: Jet facts

How about some facts about Australia’s Jet? The group is centered around two brothers, Nic and Chris Chester.

The band more-or-less came together in their father’s spice factory where they worked as kids. Second, their name comes from their favourite song by Paul McCartney and Wings, which appears on the 1973 album, Band on the Run.

Before they settled on that, they thought about names like Duosonic, Mojo Filter (a reference to the Beatles “I Am the Walrus”) and High Fidelity.

And third, they might be influenced mainly by classic rock, but they’ve also got their disco side, too. Chris and bandmate Marc Wilson once had a side project called DAMNDOGS that played what they called “doom disco.” They released one EP called Strange Behavior.

Yesterday’s post had to do with a strange superstition held by Brandon Flowers of The Killers.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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