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Mystery Jets appreciation

June 23 2016 at 12:30 AM
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Just stuck this on for a bit of background music,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpWtCroR8Lg


One band i really want to see. Just totally fun music, although they've got a few tear-jerker tracks.

Radlands is a beauty. The Nothing and Sister Everett are goosebumpy when played loud when i'm driving.

Greatest Hits is clever and charming.


Anyone got any fond memories of seeing them live or owt?





 
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June 23 2016, 1:11 PM 

Loads of good mizzy memories


 
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June 23 2016, 2:43 PM 

Love them.

Favourite Album:-
All albums very different, but Twenty One easily their best in my book. It may sound silly but it's a genuine strong contender for my album of this century so far.

Favourite Songs:-
Veiled In Grey
Behind The Bunhouse
Flakes
First To Know
Lorna Doone

Live:-
I first saw them live pre-Making Dens and then at least once on all album tours expect Serotonin (due to spending a few years in the wrong hemisphere). Think my favourite one was at Falls Festival in Australia new years eve 2008/09. It was probably the 3rd or 4th time I'd seen them touring Twenty One, but the penny finally dropped. Think that album took most fans by surprise, wondering why they hadn't made another prog rock album, me included, but eventually I fully appreciated the craftmanship of the songs and the unparalleled beauty and sadness in the lyrics.

Fun fact:-
Back in 2006 I got a letter published in NME about them which referred to how Henry wrote the songs which Blaine would sing and saying how weird and fucked up it must be that Blaine might be singing love songs written about his own mother.

Also, in 2009 I attempted to cover Twenty One in low-fi youtube covers. Didn't quite finish it but there are probably about a dozen of my Mystery Jets covers on that there youtube
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June 23 2016, 2:46 PM 

Saw them at a Radio 1 Guerilla Gig thing back when Radio 1 were DESPERATELY trying to remain somehow cool they did in Newington Green in a working men's club. It was ok. Seen them a festival a couple of times but the best was at the Royal Festival Hall.

Never been a huge fan, but like the odd song and they're pretty fun live.
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June 23 2016, 3:13 PM 

I've been in the presence of the band multiple times this year already, they are truly lovely down to earth guys. Henry too, I always make a point of finding Henry at their gigs to thank him for the songs he always has time to talk and engage as do the other lads.

Henry Harrison - legend!

At Dot2Dot the other week, Blaine and Will were both wearing leather trousers..

 
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June 23 2016, 3:36 PM 

Seen em a few times over the years. Zoo time is absolute fucking banger, not listened to any of their stuff after about 2009. I had a folder full of all their early demo's, some of it was better than the studio albums. Someone should upload it. Bye.

 
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June 23 2016, 4:50 PM 

As I've said elsewhere, I like all of their albums individually but the style moves around a fair bit and I'm not sure how well it all hangs together live, at least the few times I've seen them

 
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June 23 2016, 4:59 PM 

I adore the band.

I also agree that 21 is one of the best albums of the century. Some absolute pop classics.
Gerald has a point that live the pacing can suffer but they’re such fun and look like they’re having a lot of fun that they get away with it.

A friend of mine was their extra guitarist for Radlands so got to see them on most dates around that time, but must have seen them a fair bit before and after. As Hemmo said, they’re all absolute top boys and good fun.

 
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June 23 2016, 5:01 PM 

To add: I very much like Flakes and Young Love is a cracking pop song

 
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July 10 2017, 2:09 PM 

#jetrospective

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July 10 2017, 2:14 PM 

Nice small venue. Should be fun.
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July 10 2017, 3:59 PM 

Taking a weeks holiday to go down London for this

 
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July 10 2017, 4:01 PM 

All over 21.

Waiting to hear if my mate is coming back for the Radlands gig. If so will do that as well

 
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July 10 2017, 4:02 PM 

Anyone a fan of their most recent bassist Jack?

https://soundcloud.com/ridesthebunny/these-days-this-city-demo


thats his new demo. duno if hes left the jets or not, Kai was playing the ally pally gigs

 
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July 10 2017, 4:07 PM 

going to go for 21 also. Can see that being popular.


 
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July 10 2017, 4:07 PM 

"All over 21"

do you mean age requirement for the gigs?


does this make a big difference?
I saw the mizzys last year and the crowd was very young, i swear only my mates and i were past our 20's - only difference was the crowd wasnt going wild, no one was singing along (except us)

 
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July 10 2017, 9:55 PM 

I'd go to the Radlands one - I still love that album
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July 10 2017, 11:41 PM 

"I saw the mizzys last year and the crowd was very young, i swear only my mates and i were past our 20's"

They do seem to have a perpetually young audience. It's almost like they struggle to hang on to an audience with the empty sounding pop music that they've made since their debut. Making Dens was lovely, but since then have just aimed their music at teenage girls - in the long run, it doesn't seem to have worked out for them though. Bit less blatant than Peace, but still evident.

 
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July 11 2017, 8:38 AM 

I wonder if Laura Marling's free for the 21 evening

 
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July 11 2017, 10:32 AM 

Gonna aim for the first two all being well.

Did about 7 dates of the autumn tour back in 2005. Good times.


If I was Leonard Cohen or some other songwriting master,

I'd know first to get the oral sex and then write the song after

 
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