Get Born

Infobox Album | Name = Get Born
Type = Album
Artist = Jet

Released = September 14 2003
Recorded = Sunset Sound Studios, 2003
Genre = Alternative, Hard rock, Garage rock
Length = 49:00
Certification = 8x Platinum
Label = Elektra
Producer = Dave Sardy
Reviews = *Allmusic Rating|4|5 [ link]
*Rolling Stone Rating|3|5 [ link] | Last album = "Dirty Sweet EP"
This album = "Get Born"
Next album = "Rare Tracks"
(2004) |

"Get Born" is the 2003 debut album by Australian rock band Jet which, as of November 2006, has sold over 1 million copies throughout the world. []

Making of the album

Jet entered the Sunset Sound Studios in Los Angeles with Dave Sardy to produce their debut album "Get Born". Sardy had previously produced records for Marilyn Manson and the Dandy Warhols. The band left the recording studios halfway through recording the album to fly back to support the Rolling Stones on their 2003 Australian tour.

"Are You Gonna Be My Girl?", from this album, was voted number one in the 2003 Triple J Hottest 100. "Get Born" also has a song, "Timothy," dedicated to guitarist Cameron Muncey's brother, who died when he was a baby. The track "Radio Song" was written about when they were an unsigned band in Melbourne seeking attention, and "Rollover DJ" was written about the difficulty they encountered when trying to play gigs because of the takeover of dance music.

The title of the album, "Get Born" comes from a line in Bob Dylan's "Subterranean Homesick Blues".

Cover art

Jet albums depict their take on Beatles' albums and each cover is, in its own way, a modified version of the Beatles covers with Jet members in the photos instead. "Get Born" is Jet's version of the Beatles' "Revolver".


The album was criticised for being derivative of many classic rock artists such as The Rolling Stones, The Beatles and AC/DC. [] There were also claims that these bands not only influenced the album, but riffs and melodies from individual songs by other artists made their way onto songs from "Get Born". These included Pink Floyd's "Wish You Were Here" ("Come Around Again"), Radiohead's "Black Star" and The Beatles' "Sexy Sadie" (which also contained lyrical content from this song), as well as elements of "Let It Be", "Golden Slumbers", "Fool on the Hill", and John Lennon's "Imagine" ("Look What You've Done"), Iggy Pop's "Lust for Life", The White Stripes's "Screwdriver", The Jam's "Town Called Malice" ("Are You Gonna Be My Girl?"), Bachman-Turner Overdrive's "Takin' Care of Business" ("Rollover D.J.") and Deep Purple's "Woman from Tokyo" ("Cold Hard Bitch"). Also, Pitchfork Media claimed ("Get What You Need") contained elements of The Kinks' "All Day And All Of The Night" and The Temptations' "Get Ready"

However, in an review of "Are You Gonna Be My Girl?", the song was praised for its immediate appeal despite its resemblance to "Lust for Life", saying "Whether 'Are You Gonna Be My Girl?' is creatively bankrupt, or just an extreme example of how all music is influenced by what came before it, is up for debate... Either way, the song is impossible to ignore." []

Track listing

# "Last Chance" – 1:52
# "Are You Gonna Be My Girl" – 3:34
# "Rollover DJ" – 3:17
# "Look What You've Done" – 3:50
# "Get What You Need" – 4:08
# "Move On" – 4:21
# "Radio Song" – 4:32
# "Get Me Outta Here" – 2:56
# "Cold Hard Bitch" – 4:03
# "Come Around Again" – 4:30
# "Take It Or Leave It" – 2:23
# "Lazy Gun" – 4:42
# "Timothy" – 4:32
# "Sgt. Major" – 4:04 *

(*) Bonus track in Limited Edition CD


#"Hold On" - featured on the soundtrack for the movie "Spider-Man 2"
#"Hey Kids" - B-side to "Are You Gonna Be My Girl", featured as a bonus track on their 2006 album "Shine On".
#"You Were Right" - B-side to "Are You Gonna Be My Girl"
#"Everlovin Man" - B-side to "Cold Hard Bitch"
#"Aint That A Lotta Love" - B-side to "Cold Hard Bitch"
#"You Don't Look The Same" - B-side to "Cold Hard Bitch"
#"Bruises" - B-side to "Look What You've Done"
#"Cigarettes And Cola" - B-side to "Look What You've Done"
#"Backdoor Santa" - B-side to "Rollover DJ"
#"Sgt. Major" - B-side to "Rollover DJ", Bonus track in limited editions of "Get Born"
#"That's All Right Mama" - Featured on bonus disc in limited editions of "Get Born"Note: Live versions of "Cold Hard Bitch", "Move On", "Are You Gonna Be My Girl", "Get Me Outta Here" and "Last Chance" are featured on a bonus DVD or CD on limited editions of "Get Born"


* Nic Cester - Lead Vocals, Guitars
* Chris Cester - Drums, Tambourine, Backing Vocals
* Cameron Muncey - Guitars, Backing Vocals
* Mark Wilson - Bass Guitar, Piano (on "Look What You've Done"), Harmonica (on "Move On")

Additional Musicians

* Billy Preston - Keyboards
* Roger Joseph Manning Jr. - Keyboards
* Andre Warhurst - Slide guitar on "Move On"
* Dave Sardy - Tambourine, Slide guitar on "Lazy Gun", Additional guitar on "Are You Gonna Be My Girl?"

Producer: Dave Sardy

Charting positions

"Get Born" debuted at #3 and peaked at #1 on Australia's ARIAnet Albums Chart as of May 2004 (so far being certified 8X Platinum), #17 on the UK Albums Chart (#14 after a re-entry in June 2004), and has peaked at #26 on the U.S. Billboard 200 Albums Chart (so far being certified Platinum).

"Are You Gonna Be My Girl?" also peaked at #20 and certified gold on the Australian ARIAnet Singles Chart, #23 on the UK Singles Chart in September 2003 (#16 after a re-release in May 2004), and #29 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart.

The second single, "Rollover DJ", was released in Australia and the UK, and peaked at #31 and #34 respectively.

The third single released in Australia and the UK was "Look What You've Done", peaking at #14 and #28 respectively. It was also released as the third single in the U.S. in January 2005, and reached #37 as of March 2005.

In the U.S., "Cold Hard Bitch" has been released as the second single reaching number one on the Billboard Modern Rock and Mainstream Rock charts and number 55 on the Billboard Hot 100 as of May 2004. In Australia, it was released as the fourth single in July 2004, and has reached #33 in August 2004, and in the UK, it reached #34 in September 2004.

A fifth single also charted in the UK, this being "Get Me Outta Here", reaching #37 in December 2004.

The week ending on 11/09/2006 on the ARIA Charts, "Get Born" re-entered at a position of #46. This is probably due to the fact that Jet have released their new single off their forthcoming second album.



External links

succession box
before = "Michael Bublé" by Michael Bublé
title = Australian ARIA Albums Chart number-one album
years = May 17 - May 30 2004
after = "Under My Skin" by Avril Lavigne

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