Dave’s Rave – Last Year – This Year
“ROCK’n’F&#KIN RAGIN’ ROLL. Happy 2016 to all you guys. Hope everyone enjoyed a bit of Christmas and New Year cheer and got to spend some time with those near and dear,that’s sure as shit what I did.
36 shows between October and December seemed like a tough ask but we did it in style with only a couple of fuck ups along the way. The album was obviously the biggest one of those. Unlike last year, when I apologised for not releasing an album during the 2015 anniversary tour, the album is now very much finished… “in the can” as we say in the biz. It’s only the release date that was held up.
On the plus side, we got to preview a bunch of songs straight from Chrome to you guys and that went over awesomely, so, coupled with having a copy of the album by the time this year’s tour rolls around , you’ll be able to scream your f&#kin’ lungs out when we tour in May.
We filmed a show at Foxtel early on during the Rock’n’Roll Rampage and that will be shown in part sometime this year on MAX TV and should also be available as a DVD…. SO a new album and a new DVD out very soon… in 2016, I promise – otherwise you can cover me in honey and chuck me to the lesbians.
Thanks for sticking with us on this one, me and Paul both reckon this album sits right up there with Tear of Thought and we all can’t wait for you guys to hear what Steve James has been able to do with this bunch of songs,primarily written by Paully, so I have no worries in being able to talk up what a great bunch of songs they are, without looking like I’m pumping up my own tyres. Paully has once again proven to me, why I think he writes f&#kin’ great rock songs and is one of the country’s finest.
For anyone who saw the Rock’n’Roll Rampage shows, I’m sure you will agree that the band is absolutely pumping when it comes to our live shows, and that is the same type of intensity we tried to capture on the album. Scotty, Jimi and Mickl along with Paul and me, have been playing live together now for 7 or 8 years ( the longest incarnation of a line up in the history of the Jets ) and it shows. It’s a pleasure every night to play with this band, we always have a laugh and the boys make music so powerful it would turn sheep shit into avgas; even when we have a below average night, we still rock the shit outta the joint….it’s what we do”. Dave Gleeson Esq