Record reviews

Catch Me 7”

Low Down Kids - June 9th, 2006
“So here's the Jetz record. Somehow this nigh-on perfect slice of rampant punky-powerpop, managed to be released not in the UK, but in Belgium, Holland, Germany and Swednormark (each edition uses the same picture, but the sleeves are different).
LDK sleuthed the band a couple of years ago after a first heart-attack-inducing chance encounter with the single in a Dutch record shop (note to self: never allow record shop owners to play mystery good-looking singles in the shop before you've actually handed over the money if you want to avoid a 'withdrawn-from-sale' fisticuff) and since then it's become a must-have from Torquay to Tokyo. But keep your eyes open and it's still possible to find a not-clued-up Belgian/Dutch/German/Scando record dealer”

Killed By Death Records - April 3rd, 2009.
“The Jetz is unbelievable great. God like if you want. Catch Me is the song that if you were young when this was released it would’ve been on repeat only beaten by Did you no wrong by the Sex Pistols that year”.

Maloko-Plus May 12th, 2011
“The Jetz single, "Catch Me" is one of the great forgotten songs of the 70's”
(Tom Borderland)

Jetz Anthology 1977-79 (Queen Mum Records)

Moloko-Plus - May 12th, 2011
In the vast field of tension between punk rock, pub rock, post punk and the new wave end of the 70s, there were always power pop bands that never came to anything more than one or two singles. They never found the fame or commercial success that bands like The Jam, Dr. Feelgood and The Undertones were given.
So also The Jetz, who after a single, and poor sales by her label EMI, almost disappeared from the scene.
This single Catch Me, an incredible catchy and mega hit of the genre, was re-released in a limited edition two years ago via Sing Sing Records.
Thanks to the Queen Mum Record label we are now in the enjoyment of 12 officially licensed songs from this outstanding quintet. In addition to the single there is punk and power-pop influenced by The Who, Faces and The Kinks...simply timeless quality music.
The LP comes in a beautiful presentation with large poster and liner notes by the band. I can only give my highest recommendation for purchase.

Moloko-Plus - May 17th, 2011
 Tom Borderland has basically said everything about this gem and you can only agree with this experienced expert of the power pop genre in all respects!
Shocking that 32 years after the end of the band, only a random request from Queen Mum Records led to the publication of this material. The sound through and through, crisp, energetic and melodic, is absolutely great, which is also true for the live tracks. A sound as British as the Queen.
For Powerpop supporters completely essential, but also '77 - '79 punk rock maniacs and Modsound friends should strike without restraint!

DETOUR RECORDS
NEW RELEASE ON THE GERMAN ‘QUEEN MUM’ LABEL THAT GATHERS UP ALL THE KNOWN ORIGINAL RECORDINGS OF THIS OBSCURE UK BAND FROM CHESHUNT WHO RELEASED THE ULTRA RARE SINGLE ‘CATCH ME’ IN OCTOBER 1977. THE SINGLE WAS RELEASED IN GERMANY, HOLLAND, SWEDEN, BELGIUM AND DENMARK. SADLY IT DIDN’T GET A UK RELEASE…? THIS LP FEATURES 12 AWESOME TRACKS THAT WILL LEAVE YOU WANTING MORE!!!

PANKERKNACKER May 16th, 2011
Friends of the leather jacket, ladies tie collector, they have to own this masterpiece. Aside from Catch Me, here for the first time, six demos plus four live songs which rival the other tracks in terms of quality. It sounds as if it was recorded just yesterday in a studio of modern times. Every damn song on this record is reason enough for every record collector during the next few months to sacrifice sex and his existence to dedicate himself to this record. (Dirk Vibrator Buzz)

ALTA TENSION - MUSIC FOR NOW PEOPLE - June 16th, 2011
The Jetz Anthology produces a marvel of melody, great chorus, guitars and organ that lend itself to that powerpop/new wave era, in short, an unforgettable song called "Time of Your Life". Among the best of an exceptional disc is "Do You Think Its Funny" - another irresistible song from over 30 years ago. Exactly the same with "Don't Answer Me",which opens the flip side of the disc, a song that any group of that time would have killed for, loads of class, style and melody. And what can I say about "We're All Models"? I'm afraid of repeating myself, but it is returning to the same thing - melodies and guitars...I've been easily won over here without much of a fight. Nearing the end of the album,"Ricky the Prefect", a song that could be Nick Lowe in his rocker vein. Then almost closing the disc we have "Getting Over You" which could have come from an Elvis Costello album - and I can think of fewer greater compliments. In short, one hell of an album. In 1979 we lost a group that we could have enjoyed so much....but its never too late. This album really is extremely highly recommended!!!!!

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