Are you gonna be my Sheila?
Australian Rock n’ Rollers Jet are famous for their awesome, straightforward tune Are You Gonna Be My Girl.
As the lead single from the debut album, it may seem like it was an instant success but, perhaps down to the location of the band, Melbourne Australia, it took a while for their fame to spread.
Helped by the inclusion in video games and advertisement campaigns, slowly but surely the word spread, and a couple of years after its release, the world knew about Jet as they would embark on recording their second album.
As the stage was set for everyone and their dog to pay attention from the start this time, Jet released their second album. Unfortunately, it didn’t go well, one reviewer gave it 0 out of 10, and none of the singles did particularly well.
However, Jet still managed to get on big stages alongside Tool, Muse, and The Killers. It seems as if once you’re in, you’re in!
The band even scored a support tour with none other than The Rolling Stones.
After a few years of, and I’m guessing here, still playing Are You Gonna Be My Girl as the highlight of every gig, the band went back into the studio to record a third album.
Released in 2009, Shaka Rock was now put in the safe hands of the well-oiled machine that had been built up around the band.
The songs were featured in films and TV series left right and center. Australian radio was giving the band frequent spins and even Green Day put them on the Australian leg of their tour.
Still, nothing came close to the glory days of Are You Gonna Be My Girl, and in 2012 the band disbanded.
A few years later they reunited to go on a support tour with Bruce Springsteen but no new material emerged.
Jet | Tunes
Are You Gonna Be My Girl – Jet
| A5 N.C |
So one, two, three, take my hand and come with me,
| N. C | A5 G D5 |
because you look so fine that I really wanna make you mine.