‘GET BORN [LIVE]’
By Matea Jozić
Recorded at Melbourne’s legendary Forum Theatre in 2004, Jet’s live take on their 2003 sophomore album ‘Get Born’ is one for the history books.
Opening with ‘Get What You Need’ the album propels energy from the second it starts. With headphones on and a hefty level of volume, you can feel the atmosphere that must’ve been in the room from the get go. Following with ‘Last Chance’ and the rock hit ‘Rollover DJ’, lead singer Nic Chester can be heard shouting “Make some f**kin’ noise Melbourne!” in the middle of the song, the crowd responds vividly going wild with screams.
Chris and Nic Chester truly prove their live vocal abilities on tracks like ‘Lazy Gun’, showing some real rock-like rage. Whilst tracks like ‘Look What You’ve Done’ strip back to a whole different field on emotion, focusing strictly on the sound of a keyboard and vocals this is a really stripped back piece. It’s understandable as to why all the fans can be heard singing along; it’s an absolute masterpiece, the kind of song that never gets old and is always relatable. Nic shows a completely different side to his vocal abilities, he doesn’t sing by the book, it’s not perfect but it adds a whole new dimension to the emotional impact of the track. Hearing the crowd sing the chorus without any help from either Nic or Chris is truly something beautiful. The amount of confidence coming from the crowd is exhilarating and it’s obvious that everyone there is a genuine fan of the music.
Lesser known tracks like ‘Hey Kids’ prove to be exciting and worthy of a listen. Vocally this one sounds similar to the early works of Kings Of Leon, the edge can really be heard in the Chester’s brother’s voices much like the track ‘Radioactive’ by Kings Of Leon.
The band really gets the crowd pumped for the next song as they yell out “Are you ready!?” multiple times, the audience responds in cheers and screams of encouragement before the classic opening combination of guitar and tambourine to ‘Are You Gonna Be My Girl?’ begins. The iconic rock song is a hit with the crowd as the atmosphere almost overpowers the song itself.
‘Cold Hard Bitch’ builds up the energy even more as the opening guitar riffs last for a whole minute before any vocals are introduced.
Closing tracks ‘Get Me Outta Here’ and ‘Take it Or Leave it’ are followed up by encore duet ‘Move On’ with only Nic and Chris, the most stripped back song of the night. It’s a real wind down, calming down just enough to enjoy the next song even more. ‘That’s Alright Mama’ the band release the last of their energy that they must’ve have had left in them that night, leaving the audience and any other listener on a high they’d never have anticipated when listening at the beginning, only itching for more.
The album is an absolute uproar of energy. An embodiment of hearing Jet during their prime time. It will make any listener feel like they attended the show and then propel themselves to the ‘Get Re-Born Tour’ of 2018.
15TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR
TUESDAY MAY 29
METRO THEATRE, SYDNEY
WEDNESDAY MAY 30 – NEW SHOW
ENMORE THEATRE, SYDNEY
THURSDAY MAY 31 – SOLD OUT
UC REFECTORY, CANBERRA
SATURDAY JUNE 2
THE TIVOLI, BRISBANE
MONDAY JUNE 4
METRO CITY, PERTH
THURSDAY JUNE 7
THEBARTON THEATRE, ADELAIDE
SATURDAY JUNE 9
FORUM THEATRE, MELBOURNE
MONDAY JUNE 11 – SOLD OUTTUESDAY JUNE 12 – NEW SHOW
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