My first post on Jet was “Shaka Rock”, their third album. Then it was the debut “Get Born”.
And I wrap up their output with their much anticipated second album, “Shine On” released on 30 September 2006, in Australia and on 2–3 October 2006, internationally.
When you Google the album name and review, the Pitchfork review is the first one that Google brings back.
Pitchfork gave the album an 0.0 review and the page had an embedded YouTube video of a monkey peeing in its own mouth. I’m presuming to state it’s a “piss poor” album.
But Aussie’s don’t care about expectations and artists development. We care about fun and Jet just made another fun album rooted in good old fashioned Blues Rock.
There’s no way that people can’t like this song.
It has all the trademarks of what Jet is. A hooky riff, dumb lyrics and a fun attitude. There is this small riff between the main riff that reminds me of QOTSA.
Makes no difference what they say
We’re goin’ on holiday
It sounds too good to be true these days. Going on a holiday.
Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is
If there’s one thing us Aussies like, is a good punt. We’ll bet on anything. But this song isn’t about betting.
It continues the catchy riffs and themes from “Are You Gonna Be My Girl”.
She goes down
Like a setting sun
It leaves little to the imagination.
You can be the sinner and I’ll be the sin
Best lyric in the song.
Bring It On Back
The Beatles (as a byproduct Oasis as well) and Bad Company come to mind here.
For all that you said
Would you take it all back?
Even if it’s taken back, it’s been said and words sting deeper than actions.
That’s All Lies
It’s more Punk Rolling Stones like, in a 12 bar blues sense.
It’s a country folk rock cut.
In the morning i swear i will tell you the truth
How you receive it, well, that’s up to you
Everyone has their own version of the truth.
A tribute to the Cesters’ father, who passed away from cancer while they toured on the “Get Born” album.
Oasis and “Stop Crying Your Heart Out” comes to mind here.
Everything will be okay
We will meet again one day
It’s impossible but people believe it’s possible.
Come On, Come On
It’s very ELO meets Rolling Stones.
If they ask you to stand, well they just want you to kneel
So if you stand based on someone else’s command, then you will kneel when they tell you to kneel.
It’s a basic blues rock song in a Rolling Stones “Sympathy For The Devil” and “Revolution” from The Beatles vibe with the message from the 80s, like “Stand Up And Shout” and “We’re Not Gonna Take It”.
Stand up, you got to live while you can
Stand up, burn up before you fade out
Stand up, don’t you follow the crowd
Stand up, you got to live in the now
Rip It Up
Might as well call it “Wipeout” as it has that 60s Beach feel.
Rip it up, rip it up if your ever gonna make it!
Skin And Bones
It starts off with that “Shooting Star” and “Werewolf In London” riff.
It’s that whole Beatles/Oasis feel.
Strummed acoustics and a campfire “Rubber Soul” feel.
All You Have To Do
And the album ends.
They recorded a shit load of songs for this album and there are so many versions of the album with a lot of bonus tracks and demos.
It didn’t sell anywhere near the debut but that doesn’t mean it’s a crap album.
Check it out.
3 thoughts on “Australian Method Series: Jet – Shine On”
Wow thats a harsh review if there ever was one. lol I have the debut and the live album. I will check this out
I thought I had this CD but I’m not seeing it. Either I misplaced it or my memory is so wiped that I don’t actually own it. I don’t recall anything about its release at the time but I know I ran across the album at some point.
Pitchfork was such a rag back in the day. I think someone from there all but admitted the 0 score reviews and other harsh reviews were just clickbait, but of course I’m not finding that on a quick search. They seem to be mostly decent these days.
Yes I do recall reading that Clickbait as well but I can’t find the story on it. Then I scoured Reddit and I still can’t find it.