Video of the Daay – The Jackets – Keep Yourself Alive


One of my favorite bands on the planet – The Jackets. Give this a watch and I can pretty much guarantee you that you’ll become a fan.

from : The Jackets.com

Combining sixties garage, mod, ’77 punk rock, psychedelia and their devotion to bands like The MC5, The Monks, and The Music Machine, The Jackets bring a dynamic recipe to the garage rock ‘menu’. What is important to note is that the Jackets are a Rock and Roll band – but it’s the ROLL that makes the ROCK just that little bit better!

The Jackets are Jack Torera (aka Jackie Brutsche) formerly the guitarist for the girl group The Mad Cowgirl Disease from Bern and singer of the Zurich combo The Fox, Chris Rosales, an American who moved to Switzerland in 1994 from Los Angeles, formerly the drummer of Voodoo Rhythm Records bands, Lightning Beat-Man and the Never Heard of ‘Ems, Reverend Beat-Man and the Unbelievers and The Get Lost (with ex Miracle Workers Gerry Mohr and Robert Butler) and Samuel ‘Schmidi’ Schmidiger, singer and guitar player for The Budget Boozers.

In 2007 Jack Torera teamed up with Chris Rosales to form The Trash Department, a two-piece, low-fi noise band. Later that year they joined forces with Severin Erni former bass player of Tight Finks and The Jackets were born. In November of 2008 Samuel ‘Schmidi’ Schmidiger replaced Erni on bass and the rest is history. After their debut album, ‘Stuck Inside’ on Subversiv Records in 2009 The Jackets joined German label Soundflat Records in 2012 to release their follow-up LP, ‘Way Out’. The Jackets third offering ‘Shadows Of Sound’ was released in September of 2015 on the world-renowned Swiss label Voodoo Rhythm.

The Jackets have electrified concert-goers in every major city in Switzerland and have also played or toured in Italy, France, Belgium, Holland, Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Spain, Portugal and Great Britain sharing the stage with bands like Baby Woodrose, The Monsters, Magnetix, King Kahn & BBQ, Lyres, Gonn and The Sonics.

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