In 1990 five blokes from Newcastle called The Screaming Jets took the Aussie music scene by the scruff of the neck and gave a red hot shake.
Before they had even signed their first record deal with rooArt Records, the Screaming Jets had already clocked up more than 200 live shows, won the Triple J Battle Of The Bands competition and established themselves as an onstage, no holds barred, powerhouse of Aussie rock n roll.
At the time the hard rock music bible Kerrang described frontman Dave Gleeson as “a tattooed madman, hell on heels, he leaps around the stage like an epileptic in a minefield: a real horror show cross between Alex from Clockwork Orange and, in part, Mike Patton. Between songs his patter is a hilarious cocktail of equal parts vitriol and obscenity”.
In 1991 they released their debut album All For One, which peaked at #2 on the ARIA charts. The second single from the album, “Better” was the song that introduced the band to the world and saw The Screaming Jets embark on their first world tour – to Europe, UK, USA and Canada.
Flash forward to 2021 and as a 30th-year anniversary celebration, and a tip of the hat to where it all began, the current line-up has rerecorded the All For One album with a fresh new take. Overseen by original producer, Steve James, the album has been repackaged with new artwork with a clear reference to the original.
Dave Gleeson says of the recording process: “The plan was always to re-record the album for this milestone. We just didn’t realise we’d be recording under these circumstances. One of the things that we’ve always loved about the recording studio is that it’s a bunch of blokes, locked away in our own world creating and mucking on. Obviously, that option wasn’t open to us due to Covid, so we had to do it like the kids do. Our producer Steve James pulled it all together and because we weren’t messing around with arrangements it all went down very quickly and painlessly.”
All For One will be released August 13. PRE SAVE HERE
ALL FOR ONE – 30TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR DATES – 2021
GENERAL ON SALE – 10AM FRIDAY 23RD APRIL
FRI 13 – FREO SOCIAL, FREMANTLE, WA (tickets here)
SAT 14 – CHARLES HOTEL, PERTH, WA (tickets here)
FRI 20 – THE TRIFFID, BRISBANE, QLD (presale here | general on sale)
SAT 21 – BRIBIE ISLAND HOTEL, BRIBIE ISLAND, QLD (tickets here)
FRI 27 – CENTRAL HOTEL, SHELLHARBOUR, NSW (tickets here)
SAT 28 – REVESBY WORKERS, REVESBY, NSW (tickets here)
FRI 3 – GATEWAY HOTEL, GEELONG, VIC (tickets here)
SAT 4 – COMMERCIAL HOTEL, SOUTH MORANG, VIC (tickets here)
FRI 10 – YOUNG SERVICES CLUB, YOUNG, NSW (tickets here)
SAT 11 – BATHURST PANTHERS, BATHURST, NSW (tickets here)
FRI 17 – BELMONT 16S, BELMONT, NSW (tickets here)
SAT 18 – SAWTELL RSL, SAWTELL, NSW (tickets here)
FRI 24 – THE BRIDGE HOTEL, ROZELLE, NSW (presale here | general on sale)
SAT 25 – THE BRIDGE HOTEL, ROZELLE, NSW (presale here | general on sale)
FRI 8 – THE BRIDGEWAY HOTEL, ADELAIDE, SA (tickets here)