“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”.
Join it & Shake a leg!