Mystery Jets appreciation

Mystery Jets appreciation

Joined: December 15th, 2015, 5:19 am

June 22nd, 2016, 11:30 pm #1

Just stuck this on for a bit of background music,




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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Joined: August 20th, 2004, 10:27 am

June 23rd, 2016, 12:11 pm #2

Loads of good mizzy memories

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Joined: October 5th, 2004, 9:06 am

June 23rd, 2016, 1:43 pm #3

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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Joined: September 6th, 2005, 11:30 am

June 23rd, 2016, 1:46 pm #4

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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Joined: August 20th, 2004, 10:27 am

June 23rd, 2016, 2:13 pm #5

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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Joined: March 13th, 2009, 11:26 am

June 23rd, 2016, 2:36 pm #6

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.
cheers
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Joined: July 18th, 2004, 10:37 pm

June 23rd, 2016, 3:50 pm #7

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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Joined: September 9th, 2006, 10:45 am

June 23rd, 2016, 3:59 pm #8

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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Joined: July 18th, 2004, 10:37 pm

June 23rd, 2016, 4:01 pm #9

To add: I very much like Flakes and Young Love is a cracking pop song
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Joined: July 18th, 2004, 10:37 pm

July 10th, 2017, 1:09 pm #10

Just stuck this on for a bit of background music,




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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