Jet - Get Born [Bonus Tracks]

NME.COM feature on Jet - Get Born [Bonus Tracks] album including album review, artwork, tracks, listen now, tour dates, discography and more.

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Jet - Get Born [Bonus Tracks]: Wikipedia Album Entry

Get Born is the 2003 debut album by Australian rock band Jet which, as of November 2006, has sold 3.5 million copies throughout the world.



Making of the album
Jet entered the Sunset Sound Studios in Los Angeles with Dave Sardy to produce their debut album Get Born. Sardy had previously produced records for Marilyn Manson and the Dandy Warhols. The band left the recording studios halfway through recording the album to fly back to support the Rolling Stones on their 2003 Australian tour.

"Are You Gonna Be My Girl?", from this album, was voted number one in the 2003 Triple J Hottest 100. Get Born also has a song, "Timothy," dedicated to guitarist Cameron Muncey's brother, who died when he was a baby. The track "Radio Song" was written about when they were an unsigned band in Melbourne seeking attention, and "Rollover DJ" was written about the difficulty they encountered when trying to play gigs because of the takeover of dance music.

The title of the album, "Get Born" comes from a line in Bob Dylan's "Subterranean Homesick Blues".


Reception
The album was praised and criticised for being derivative of many classic rock artists such as The Rolling Stones, The Beatles and AC/DC.

However, in an Allmusic review of "Are You Gonna Be My Girl", the song was praised for its immediate appeal despite its resemblance to "Lust for Life", saying "Whether 'Are You Gonna Be My Girl?' (sic) is creatively bankrupt, or just an extreme example of how all music is influenced by what came before it, is up for debate... Either way, the song is impossible to ignore." The beat was found to be common in '60s Motown artists, including "I'm Ready For Love" by Martha And The Vandellas and "You Can't Hurry Love" by The Supremes.


Track listing
Get Born
# Title Length
1. "Last Chance" 1:52
2. "Are You Gonna Be My Girl" 3:34
3. "Rollover DJ" 3:17
4. "Look What You've Done" 3:50
5. "Get What You Need" 4:08
6. "Move On" 4:21
7. "Radio Song" 4:32
8. "Get Me Outta Here" 2:56
9. "Cold Hard Bitch" 4:03
10. "Come Around Again" 4:30
11. "Take It or Leave It" 2:23
12. "Lazy Gun" 4:42
13. "Timothy" 4:32
49:00

Bonus track in Limited Edition CD
# Title Length
14. "Sgt. Major" 4:04


B-Sides
"Hold On" - featured on the soundtrack for the movie Spider-Man 2
"Hey Kids" - B-side to "Are You Gonna Be My Girl"; also featured on the soundtrack to the movie Elektra and later as a bonus track on their 2006 album Shine On.
"You Were Right" - B-side to "Are You Gonna Be My Girl"
"Everlovin Man" - B-side to "Cold Hard Bitch"
"Aint That A Lotta Love" - B-side to "Cold Hard Bitch"
"You Don't Look The Same" - B-side to "Cold Hard Bitch"
"Bruises" - B-side to "Look What You've Done"
"Cigarettes And Cola" - B-side to "Look What You've Done"
"Backdoor Santa" - B-side to "Rollover DJ"
"Sgt. Major" - B-side to "Rollover DJ", Bonus track in limited editions of Get Born
"That's All Right Mama" - Featured on bonus disc in limited editions of Get Born
Note: Live versions of "Cold Hard Bitch", "Move On", "Are You Gonna Be My Girl", "Get Me Outta Here" and "Last Chance" are featured on a bonus DVD or CD on limited editions of Get Born


Personnel
Nic Cester - Lead Vocals, Guitars
Chris Cester - Drum Set, Tambourine, Backing Vocals
Cameron Muncey - Guitars, Backing Vocals
Mark Wilson - Bass Guitar, Piano (on "Look What You've Done"), Harmonica (on "Move On")

Additional Musicians
Billy Preston - Keyboards
Roger Joseph Manning Jr. - Keyboards
Andre Warhurst - Slide guitar on "Move On"
Dave Sardy - Tambourine, Slide guitar on "Lazy Gun", Additional guitar on "Are You Gonna Be My Girl?"
Producer: Dave Sardy


Charting positions
Get Born debuted at #3 and peaked at #1 on Australia's ARIAnet Albums Chart as of May 2004 (so far being certified 8X Platinum), #17 on the UK Albums Chart (#14 after a re-entry in June 2004), and has peaked at #26 on the U.S. Billboard 200 Albums Chart (so far being certified Platinum).

"Are You Gonna Be My Girl?" also peaked at #20 and certified gold on the Australian ARIAnet Singles Chart, #23 on the UK Singles Chart in September 2003 (#16 after a re-release in May 2004), and #29 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart.

The second single, "Rollover DJ", was released in Australia and the UK, and peaked at #31 and #34 respectively.

The third single released in Australia and the UK was "Look What You've Done", peaking at #14 and #28 respectively. It was also released as the third single in the U.S. in January 2005, and reached #37 as of March 2005.

In the U.S., "Cold Hard Bitch" has been released as the second single reaching number one on the Billboard Modern Rock and Mainstream Rock charts and number 55 on the Billboard Hot 100 as of May 2004. In Australia, it was released as the fourth single in July 2004, and has reached #33 in August 2004, and in the UK, it reached #34 in September 2004.

A fifth single also charted in the UK, this being "Get Me Outta Here", reaching #37 in December 2004.

The week ending on 11/09/2006 on the ARIA Charts, Get Born re-entered at a position of #46. This is probably due to the fact that Jet have released their new single off their forthcoming second album.


Album
Year Chart Position
2003 Billboard Heatseekers #1
2003 The Billboard 200 #85
2004 The Billboard 200 #26
2004 UK Album Chart #14
2004 ARIA Top 40 #1
2004 Italian Albums Chart #14


Singles
Year Single Chart Position
2003 "Are You Gonna Be My Girl" Mainstream Rock Tracks #29
2003 "Are You Gonna Be My Girl" Modern Rock Tracks #13
2004 "Are You Gonna Be My Girl" Billboard Hot 100 #29
2004 "Are You Gonna Be My Girl" Mainstream Rock Tracks #7
2004 "Are You Gonna Be My Girl" Modern Rock Tracks #3
2004 "Are You Gonna Be My Girl" UK Singles Chart #16
2004 "Are You Gonna Be My Girl" ARIA Singles Chart #20
2004 "Cold Hard Bitch" Billboard Hot 100 #55
2004 "Cold Hard Bitch" Mainstream Rock Tracks #1
2004 "Cold Hard Bitch" Modern Rock Tracks #1
2004 "Cold Hard Bitch" UK Singles Chart #34
2004 "Cold Hard Bitch" ARIA Singles Chart #33
2004 "Rollover DJ" Mainstream Rock Tracks #14
2004 "Rollover DJ" Modern Rock Tracks #14
2004 "Rollover DJ" UK Singles Chart #34
2004 "Rollover DJ" ARIA Singles Chart #31
2004 "Look What You've Done" Billboard Hot 100 #37
2004 "Look What You've Done" Mainstream Rock Tracks #33
2004 "Look What You've Done" Modern Rock Tracks #3
2004 "Look What You've Done" UK Singles Chart #28
2004 "Look What You've Done" ARIA Singles Chart #14


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