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|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. The Jackets released their debut album "Stuck Inside" in August of 2009 on Subversiv Records (Switzerland) and their second album "Way Out" in March of 2012 on Soundflat Records (Germany).
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, Spain, Portugal and Great Britain sharing the stage with bands like Baby Woodrose, The Monsters, Magnetix, King Kahn & BBQ, Lyres, Gonn and The Sonics.
Jackie Brutsche (guitar | vocals)
Samuel Schmidiger (bass)
Chris Rosales (drums)
THE JACKETS - Be Myself / Queen of the Pill
THE JACKETS - SHADOWS OF SOUND
1. Don't Turn Yourself In
2. At The Go-Go
3. Sometimes Maybe
4. KEEP YOURSELF ALIVE
5. Living The Past
6. Watch You Cry
7. Wheels Of Time
8. You Better
9. Hands Off Me
11. Shadows Of Sound
|THE JACKETS "SHADOWS OF SOUND"
LP: VR1292 (EAN-CODE: 7640148982160)
CD: VRCD92 (EAN-CODE: 7640148982122)
STRAIGHT IN YOUR FACE PSYCHEDELIC FUZZ GARAGE ROCK & ROLL FROM SWITZERLAND
Voodoo Rhythm Records is proud to present the third full length album by The Jackets, a truly mind blowing, hip shaking, FREAKY FUZZ-GARAGE POWER TRIO FROM BERN SWITZERLAND formed in 2007 by Jackie Brutsche, Chris Rosales and Samuel Schmidiger (former members of: THE GET LOST, MAD COWGIRL DISEASE, REVEREND & LIGHTNING BEAT-MAN to name a few!). Their first two albums where released on the fantastic SOUNDFLAT RECORDS, Germany (2012) and SUBVERSIV RECORDS, Switzerland (2009). Singer and guitar player Jackie Brutsche (aka Jack Torera) is not only a very charismatic and strong front woman but probably one of the only ones of her kind in the male-dominated ROCK & ROLL world! Her stage performances are extraordinary and probably the WILDEST since Switzerland's KLEENEX in 1978! The Jackets have a rhythm section every one dreams of! This is traditional Drum and Bass at its tightest and best! What Chris Rosales and Samuel Schmidiger create together is the rhythm that makes the girls lift their skirts and the boys drop their trousers! The purist beat for every Garage Punker or whoever you are! To create this new album the band went to the well-known all analog recording studio CIRCO PERROTTI in Gijon, SPAIN working with engineer and producer Jorge Explosion. The result was a pure product with not a trace of the digital just a straight, to the point GARAGE rock & roll record! Enjoy it, because we sure are!!