With Peter magazining and Gene and Lawr temporarily AWOL, I figured I’d do my part.
Since we discussed this a little a week or two ago, I did a google on “Jet Boy Jet Girl.” It led me to this Damned version (had never heard it before) and the Wiki listing, which told me:
a) this song was covered by many, including Sonic Youth,
b) its plot line about a young boy who has an affair with an older man only to get dumped for a woman, resonated with many young fellows.
The Damned version sounds kind of shitty at first, but grows on you if you let it play all the way through. Strange to say, but it’s kind of subtle compared to the original Elton Motello version. Plus Brian James looks like an exploded pineapple.