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The Wrong Path for Jetboy?

Posted on Saturday, November 20, 2010 at 12:01AM by Registered CommenterBrian Carvell | Comments5 Comments

The news has been circulating for a while now, but for those that are unaware, Mickey Finn has left Jetboy. Based on online reports, Mickey was unwilling to go forward with the European tour that Jetboy is currently on, "discussions" were had between Mickey and the other founding members, Fernie Rod and Billy Rowe, which ultimately led to Mickey quitting the band and Jetboy making the decision to carry on with the tour with a replacement singer, D.K. Revelle (formerly of Beggars Ball).

This news was shocking and disappointing to me. Jetboy never achieved the level of commercial success that I always thought they were capable of, but I do admire how they continued to move forward as a band, even though the demand for new music from them was not great.

The first time I saw Jetboy, I was 16 years old (I'm 35 now), when they were a support act on the Vixen "Rev It Up" tour, along with the Electric Boys. This is one of my favorite concerts from my youth, as it was just an amazing show by all three bands. The next time I saw Jetboy was this past summer at M3, and I was front and center when they took the stage around noon. Almost 20 years later, and the band was still amazing. The classic songs sounded great, and the new material was fresh and they seemed to be getting a great crowd response (from those that were there early).

To be honest, I am not sure how to take the news of the new singer. I watched the YouTube videos of the band with the new singer, and while he sounds alright, he just is not Mickey. I think - if Jetboy came nearby - I would still go see the show, but I think this is a move that is ultimately going to drive many of the remaining fans away. This is a band that I am pulling for, but just do not see this working out well for the band. Am I way off base or do you all agree?

Check out D.K. here


Reader Comments (5)

They've dug their own grave for sure.
Jetboy without Mickey (the one memorable member in the band) is pointless.
I bought Feel the Shake when it came out and like it although the production's kinda lame. Never got to see them live and probably never will after this news.
November 20, 2010 | Unregistered Commentersnoot
No Mickey = No Jetboy. Jussayin.
November 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKenny Ozz
Ally,
I was never a Jet Boy fan , I'm also your age and remember " Feel the shake " only , At M3 I personally met with Mickey and the band as well as Nelson at the merchandise tent . He was the most down to earth person in the industry I.ve ever met , I know the guys fronm Kix personally as well ,( Funny $$ playing tonight at Memories Waldorf Md on my birthday ) I purchased the band as well as Nelson Bro's minus Mark Slaughter all beer's. I purchased a shirt form Jet and had wanted Mikey to Sign it " FEEL THE FUCKING SHAKE " he thought I was nut's to pay $20.00 and have it desacrated but made sure the whole band signed as well. I've since purchased there break thru album and enjoy . How can they go on and call band JETBOY ?
November 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterScott
I have been fortunate enough to see Jetboy 3 times over the years with Mickey Finn as the singer. In my opinion, Mickey is not replaceable. He brings an energy and an image that Jetboy fans immediately associate with. I love this band, and I watched the videos with the new singer. I have to say that I am not impressed. I wish Jetboy the best, but I think they are making a huge mistake moving forward without Mickey.
November 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRob Rockitt
Jetboy - Mickey Finn = Jetscab!
November 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!

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