Jet - Shine On
NME.COM feature on Jet - Shine On album including album review, artwork, tracks, listen now, tour dates, discography and more.
Release date: 03 October 2006
Avant-garde, techno-infused second from Oz’s finest. Just kidding
When Jet emerged three years ago, they were a wonderful, denim-clad throwback. The Cester brothers were an Antipodean Noel and Liam (though far more in thrall to The Faces and AC/DC), and their debut ‘Get Born’ was a brilliant, energised blast which, with help from ‘Are You Gonna Be My Girl?’’s appearance in an iPod advert, made them international stars. Now, for their second...
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Jet - Shine On: Wikipedia Album Entry
Shine On is the second album by Australian Rock band Jet, released in early October 2006. The title of the album was revealed on the band's website homepage.
iTunes leaked the album in the Australian and UK stores on September 16, 2006, over two weeks before the actual release date. After iTunes leaked the album, Shine On made its way onto file sharing sites through forums of similar bands and people shared that information with other people on Jet's MySpace page.
On September 23, 2006, Triple J premiered the album on its Music Specials show along with interviews with the band. A day later, Nova 100 played the entire album on the radio as a preview.
The album debuted at #3 on the Australian ARIA Albums chart the week of 8 October 2006 and became the fiftieth highest selling album for 2006. It has also gone platinum (70,000+ units shipped). It also debuted and peaked at number 13 on the Official UK Top 75 Albums Chart and 16 on the Billboard 200, but quickly fell out of the top 100 within four weeks.
Critical reaction to the album was mixed; British music magazine NME, for instance, called the record "another joyfully old-fashioned rock'n'roll album immersed in the classics," while the American review site Pitchfork Media posted a review containing only a video clip of a chimpanzee urinating into its own mouth.
# Title Length
1. "L'esprit D'escalier" 0:23
2. "Holiday" 3:25
3. "Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is" 2:32
4. "Bring It on Back" 4:09
5. "That's All Lies" 2:43
6. "Hey Kids" 3:14
7. "Kings Horses" 3:20
8. "Shine On" 4:36
9. "Come On, Come On" 4:24
10. "Stand Up" 4:33
11. "Rip It Up" 3:19
12. "Skin and Bones" 3:17
13. "Shiny Magazine" 3:28
14. "Eleanor" 3:34
15. "All You Have to Do" 4:38
Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is (UK & AUS) (Single) B-Sides
"Snap Your Fingers" (Barbados demo) - Best Buy Shine On Album (bonus track); B-Side on "Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is" (UK 7" Pink Vinyl).
"This Night Is Yours" - Best Buy Shine On Album (bonus track); B-side on "Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is" (AUS CD Single, and UK 7" Picture Disc).
Bring It On Back (UK) / Rip It Up (AUS) (Single) B-Sides
"Jane Jones" - B-side to "Bring It On Back" (UK Single CD) and "Rip It Up" (AUS Single CD).
"I Only Like You When I'm High" - B-side to "Bring It On Back" (UK 7" Blue Vinyl) and "Rip It Up" (AUS Single CD).
"Where Are All My Good Friends" - B-side to "Bring It On Back" (UK 7" Picture Disc) (Note: Is not available in Australia, as "Bring It On Back" is a UK only single) .
Shine On (UK & AUS) B-Sides
"Coming Home Soon" - B-Side to Shine On (UK & AUS CD Single) (also was available as an iTunes Exclusive Track) .
"The Only Place That's Up From Here Is Down" - B-Side to "Shine On" Single (AUS) (also available on the Japanese edition).
"Eleanor (Full Band Version)" - B-Side to "Shine On' (AUS CD Single, and UK 7" Picture Disc).
"Don't Worry Baby" - Retitled "Coming Home Soon" and available on iTunes and "Shine On" Single (AUS).
"Do It All Yourself" - Unreleased.
"Falling Star" - released on the Spiderman 3 Soundtrack
The first single, "Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is", was released 18 September 2006 in the UK (see 2006 in British music).The song went to United States radio outlets 7 August.. It was first played 4 August by Australian radio.
The second single, "Bring It On Back", was released on 20 November2006 in the UK only. For Australia, "Rip It Up" was the second single to be released by Jet, it was released on the 27 November 2006. In December 2006, :Shine On: was released as the second single in the U.S. and in March 2007, "Shine On" will be released worldwide as the third single. Bring It On Back was released in Australia as the fourth single in June 2007.
"Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is" - released September 2006
"Bring It On Back" - released November 2006 in the UK and released June 2007 in Australia and New Zealand
"Rip It Up" (Australia & New Zealand only) - released November 2006
"Shine On" - released December 2006 in the U.S and March 2007 worldwide
NME first reported in June 2006 that the tracks *"L'espirit D'escalier", "Holiday", "Hey Kids" (for the U.S. version only), "Shiny Magazine", "Eleanor", and "All You Have To Do" were set to appear on the album.
"Hey Kids" was released on the Elektra soundtrack but the band liked it so much, they revived it for this album.
"Rip It Up" was originally titled "Nothing To Lose", and images of the work in progress lyrics can be viewed in the Shine On teaser video that was released in August 2006, along with lyrics for "Don't Worry Baby".
An article in Australian newspaper The Herald Sun included information on the following tracks prior to the release of Shine On:
"All You Have To Do":
“ The album will open and close with a track currently titled "All You Have To Do". "It was a difficult song to finish because we were trying to find the answer to the question and everything sounded cheesy. ”
“ Eleanor sounds like it's from the '40s. ”
“ There's one track, King's Horses, which is this nursery rhyme which talks a bit about the bitterness we felt over the past two years. ”
“ And there's Shiny Magazines which has the Phil Spector vibe. ”
“ The song "Shine On" was written by Nic to comfort his family after his father's death." "It was inevitable I would write a song that dealt with all of that, but it was almost too big a subject for me to handle", Nic says. "Then I got a phone call from my mum saying everyone was fucked so I wrote the song through Dad's eyes, what he would say to help everyone through. We recorded it in one take, but it was fucking emotional, very heavy. We couldn't be happier with this album. ”
Year Chart Peak Position
2006 Billboard 200 16
2006 Australian ARIA top 100 3
2006 Official UK Charts top 75 12
2006 Mainstream Rock Tracks 7
2006 Modern Rock Tracks 30
2006 Italian Charts top 100 33
2006 Irish Charts top 75 57
2006 NZ Charts top 50 35
2006 German Charts top 50 47
2006 Spanish Charts top 100 76
2006 Swiss Charts top 100 30
2006 Austrian Charts top 75 35
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Please don't cry
You know I'm leaving here tonight
Before I go, I want you to know
There will always be a light
If you close your eyes
You will see yourself
All this time I spent running away
Was a waste of time
I saw your face
In a pretty magazine
And you don't even know
Where you are and what you seen
I'm gonna ask you so you understand
What you done with your time
Oh, think it over, baby, just keep walking on
Until you find your man
Did you ever get the feeling you were born to lose?
Smacked in the face with a silver spoon
Skinny doll, gimme your magazine queen
Spread your legs for the silver screen
Too bored to live and too young to die
You get too tall, I'll cut you down to size
TV fear sells brand new cars
My love lives with my guitar
Got my hands in your pockets, I'll take what I need
Heavy feet, I've been walking 'cause nothing is free
It's the end of the day, I don't hear what you say at all
Jokers believe what they're told more or less
So pull up an armchair, let's drink to success
Everyone laughed at the things that you said
At all the kings horses and all the kings men
You did it all yourselves
You never changed the world
So whatcha think about that?
My, my, at it again
Put your finger in the handgun
I fall down and I try to get up
But you smack me like a pinball
Is it okay if I don't make it?
Is it okay if I don't come around?
The light is fading
And the sun has gone down
I got this notion from another man
He put this dead fish in my hand
Paperweight, baby, it's my name
I hold you down 'coz you're all the same to me
All you have to do
All you have to do
She's a loaded gun
In my shaking hands
Am I in hell
Or the promised land?
All you have to do
All you have to do