The Screaming Jets have been one of the cornerstones of Australian rock for almost three decades so when they decided to do an album of cover versions from their favorite Aussie bands you just knew it was going to be something unique and a little different. The result is the aptly named Gotcha Covered.
“We thought earlier in the year that we wouldn’t mind doing a covers only album”, frontman Dave Gleeson affirmed, “just ‘coz we’ve got our thirtieth anniversary in 2019 and we’ve got some different stuff up our sleeve for that. I suggested that we put together all of the covers that we’ve played over the years and master them up and get them out but Pauly (Woseen, bass) said that sounded half-assed (laughs) so he came up with the idea to record new covers and make it all Australian. Then, of course, the process of working out which songs we wanted to do started”.
In the full interview Dave gives more details about the upcoming tour, including how many of the covers songs will get a run, goes through the album and recalls his first memory of the songs and why they were chosen, reveals more on the anniversary next year, discusses some songs that didn’t make the cut, talks about the new album of Jets material and answers a tough series of questions about one of their guest support bands, The Poor, and in particular vocalist Skeenie.