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Jetboy: Born To Fly
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Jetboy: Born To Fly

Melodic Hard Rock/Metal
4.0/5.0

Back in the Eighties, the rock scene from coast to coast was swollen with bands trying to get your musical attention. If the band was lucky they got a recording contract which enabled them to drop a music video on the ubiquitous MTV, and then their visibility would improve, perhaps catching your interest. Yet, for every band that rose to the top, another 25 languished in swampy mixture of obscurity and promise. Some may put Jetboy in that morass. They never quite hit the big time, but they were clever enough, with their spiked hair and mixture of musical genres, to get a modicum of recognition back in the day. You might have to be a pretty hardcore sleaze/glam aficionado to remember and have one of their albums. Nevertheless, Jetboy has resurfaced and the band is having some renewed, though underground, success. The latest milestone is a brand new studio album of fresh tunes, Born To Fly, on the Frontiers Music label.

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While not entirely unique in the heady days of the Sunset Strip, Jetboy was recognized for their ability to blend genres of punk, rock, and blues in their music. Essentially, this musical agenda continues within Born To Fly, and can be distilled to basic melodic hard rock, touched with metal, and dropped in an AOR package.

Jetboy can blast some heavy riff rockers with Beating The Odds, Born To Fly, and Inspiration From Desperation. Hard rock finds a sleaze wrapper with A Little Bit Easy. Other songs turn on a big beat and AOR arena groove such as Brokenhearted Daydream, Party Time!, and She, with its classy refrain. A touch of the blues comes with Smoky Ebony, wherein Billy Rowe lays down some vigorous slide guitar. Jetboy taps into their mellow side with light acoustic rock of The Way That You Move Me, a song written by vocalist Mickey Finn about his firstborn son. It could be the best song here. On the strengths of fine songwriting, perseverance, and simple longevity, Jetboy has dropped a fine new album of melodic hard rock with Born To Fly. Recommended.


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On the strengths of fine songwriting, perseverance, and simple longevity, Jetboy has dropped a fine new album of melodic hard rock with Born To Fly. Recommended.

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