Music News — June 14, 2018 at 9:30 am

THE SCREAMING JETS to release new album GOTCHA COVERED on July 27


As they approach their 30th anniversary, one of Australia’s most loved and respected rock bands, The Screaming Jets, is gearing up for the release of a very special record – GOTCHA COVEREDPre-order HERE

Available from July 27, GOTCHA COVERED , the eighth full-length album from The Jets, was largely inspired by the band’s favourite radio hits of the last 50+ years, and songs that evoke nostalgic reference to the past. The Screaming Jets salute an eclectic collection of Aussie artists with their own trademark interpretation of songs from The Easybeats, Men At Work, Paul Kelly, The Angels, You Am I, Hoodoo Gurus, INXS and AC/DC, just to name a few.

The Screaming Jets are well known for their ability to take a classic song and make it their own … think Roland Howard’s “Shivers”, Barry MacGuire’s “Eve of Destruction”,Johnny Cash’s “Folsom Prison Blues”, Neil Young’s “Rockin’ In the Free World” … they’ve adopted these songs as their own over the years.

In typical maverick style, the boys have taken it to the next level with an album of covers from a legendary line-up of Australian artists that have in some way, over three decades, influenced the band’s illustrious rock odyssey.

Produced by longtime collaborator Steve James (All For One, Living in England EP, Tear of Thought, World Gone Crazy and the band’s most recent release from 2016, Chrome), the selection of tracks were recorded raw and live at Sing Sing Studios in Melbourne earlier in the year.   What came out of the studio was a collection of 15 iconic Aussie songs spanning the mid 1960’s to late 1990’s, paying homage to a cross-section of Australian music history.

Singer and front man Dave Gleeson muses, “What we came up with was a great Aussie party album. Covering songs that have shaped us; songs from our youth; songs that have been written and performed by contemporaries and songs that will make even the most loyal fan go “what the” … I can’t wait to get out with the boys and belt these songs out with the rest of Australia…”

The closing track of GOTCHA COVERED, ‘Guitar Band’, features 16 of Australia’s finest guitar players (not including Jets players Scott Kingman and Jimi Hocking) contributing to what has become an epic version of Stevie Wright’s 1974 classic. Turning the 3min 21sec original song into a 14 min 21 sec musical behemoth, as The Jets’ Paul Woseen says, “Guitar Band turned into our own Guitarmageddon, featuring solos from solos from some of Australia’s finest guitar players.”

The guesting shredders include Rick Brewster (The Angels), Nat Allison (Suzi Quatro), Tim Henwood (SuperJesus/ Palace Of The King), Cam McKenzie (Horsehead/ Mark Seymour band), Bob Spencer (The Angels/ Rose Tattoo), Dave Leslie (Baby Animals), Brett Kingman (James Reyne), Brett Williams (the Choirboys), Warwick Scott (Skunkhour), Ronnie Simmons (Richie Ramone), Danny Spencer (Jimmy Barnes/ Richard Clapton), Chris Hawker (Taxiride), Pete Wanno (Suzi Quatro/ Josie Jason), Stuart Fraser (Noiseworks/ John Farnham), Stu Marshall (Empires Of Eden) and Zakk Zedras (Chocolate Starfish).


The GOTCHA COVERED tracklisting includes:

TITLE                               ARTIST                      RELEASED       ALBUM

Wedding Ring                  The Easybeats           1965                It’s Too Easy

Razors Edge                    Goanna                      1983                Spirit Of Place

Gimme Head                   The Radiators             1979                Feel The Heat

Overkill                            Men At Work               1983                Cargo

Darling It Hurts                Paul Kelly                    1986                Gossip

Right Time                      Hoodoo Gurus             1993                Crank

Walls                               Flowers                       1981                Icehouse

Purple Sneakers             You Am I                     1995                Hi Fi Way

Aloha Steve & Dano       Radio Birdman           1978                Radios Appear

Shadow Boxer                The Angels                 1979                No Exit

This Time                        INXS                          1985                Listen Like Thieves

Errol                                Australian Crawl        1981                Sirocco

Rain                                Dragon                       1983                Body & The Beat

Rock’n’Roll Damnation  AC/DC                         1978                Powerage

Guitar Band                   Stevie Wright              1974                Hard Road



Catch the Screaming Jets on the Rock Radio Riot Tour, with special guests

Boom Crash Opera

Presented by Triple M


Friday 3 August                                 Bridge Hotel, Sydney – The Screaming Jets only*

Saturday 4 August                            Bridge Hotel, Sydney – The Screaming Jets only*

Sunday 5 August                              Bridge Hotel, Sydney – The Screaming Jets only*

Friday 10 August                               Shoppingtown Hotel, Doncaster, VIC

Saturday 11 August                         Village Green Hotel, Mulgrave, VIC

Friday 17 August                               Kingsford Juniors, Sydney NSW

Saturday 18 August                         Rooty Hill RSL, NSW

Friday 24 August                               Parkwood Tavern, Gold Coast, QLD

Saturday 25 August                         Hamilton Hotel, Brisbane, QLD

Friday 31 August                               The Gov, Adelaide, SA

Saturday 1 September                    The Gov, Adelaide, SA

Friday 7 September                          Ravenswood Hotel, WA

Saturday 8 September                    Charles Hotel, Perth WA

Friday 14 September                       Miranda Hotel, Sydney NSW

Saturday 15 September                  Revesby Workers, Sydney NSW

*GOTCHA COVERED album launch – playing 2 sets, the new album in full + the hits and fan favourites


The Screaming Jets are:

Dave Gleeson – Lead Vocals

Paul Woseen – Bass Guitar

Scott Kingman – Guitar

Jimi ‘The Human’ Hocking – Guitar

Mark Macleod – Drums


GOTCHA COVERED released July 27




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