“In disreputable juke joints of vintage, where cats rocked in wild manners not allowed at the humble day jobs at which they slaved, throughout the week, bounding rocket-men like this were slapped on the back and pronounced to have `gotten the sock´. Here breathes craze without bridle.“
DC Larson´s Jukebox Jury (USA), Jan 2019
Their first releases on vinyl implied some reactions among professional circles.
A prophet is not without honor except in his own town and in his own home. This is exactly what happened to these brave Don Quixotes of Rock´n´Roll. To be correct: Of Rockabilly, that echo-soaked and unpolished sound which started in the middle of the 1950s at the Sun-records studios, Memphis/ Tennessee, to conquer the entire world.
Very roughly speaking, it´s a wild mixture between so called “black” Rythm´n´Blues and “white” Country-music. It is sung about invitation to dance, about weltschmerz and heartbreak and – more or less directly – sex. All this with the rebellious attitude of the 50s youth movement – often condemned as “youth deliquency”.
Youthful and modern like in it´s early days.
Some parting companion asked them ironically: “You just never quit trying, do you?”. There´s no other way to respond as once did Winston Churchill. And so it came that those 4 guys at the best age are still indulging their passion for honest, hand-made and explicit music.
Whole lotta practice didn´t make them worse – and special times like these just seem to bring the best of themselves to light.
No wonder that Joe Dee & his JetTones became one of the most booked bands in Vienna since the last “lockdowns”.
Book that real hot and authentic Rockabilly – Band from Vienna, Austria! But don´t hasitate to ask if you want to rock´n´roll somewhere else. We are even ready to go to the stars if you send us one of them rocket-ships.
Buche diese wirklich heiße und authentische Rockabilly – Band aus Wien, Österreich! Aber zögere nicht zu fragen, wenn Du wo anders eine Rock´n´Roll – Party schmeissen willst. Wir fliegen auch bis zu den Sternen wenn Du uns eines von diesen Raumschiffen vorbei schickst.
Music is direct communication, is coming together, is sing-along, is resonance, is relationship between musicians and audience, listeners and dancers… and – compared with that – it´s nearly nothing without the experience of live-music events.
It´s like love-making, the same old but never boring things human beings do since they populate this planet. Digital communication is an additional tool but could never be an equivalent substitute.
So you´ll never see Joe Dee & his JetTones making “online-concerts” but in a near future you could see and feel them making Rock´n´Roll with flesh, blood and bones (and and a lot of other physical and sensual impressions).