The Salford Jets were formed 1977, original members; Mike Sweeney (lead vocal); Diccon Hubbard (bass/vocal );Dave (Shakey) Morris (drums/vocal );Don McKintyre (guitar/vocal ). Don was replaced late 1977 by Rod Gerrard (guitar/vocal), and Geoff (Bubbs) Kerry (keys/guitar/vocal).
Geoff Kerry was replaced by Don McKintyre 1982, Johnny (Psycho) Wolfendon (sax), 1982.
LOOKIN’ AT THE SQUARES / DANCING SCHOOL, WEA, K 18008, (1978)
MANCHESTER BOYS / LAST BUS, EMI INTERNATIONAL, INT 590 (1979)
SALFORD JETS EP—GINA/STEADY WITH YOU/I WANT YOU/HEY (CAN I FALL IN LOVE), RCA, PE 5210 (1979)
WHO YOU LOOKIN’ AT? / DON’T START TROUBLE, RCA, PB 5239 (1980)
SHE’S GONNA BREAK YOUR HEART / BRIGHT CITY LIGHTS, RCA, SJ 1, PB 5271 (1980)
CITY YOUTH / KEEP AWAY FROM MY BABY, LUNAR, SAL 1 (1980)
SOLDIERS OF FORTUNE / YOUNG BUCKS, POLYDOR, POSP 248 (1981)
PAIN IN MY HEART / PAIN IN MY HEART (ALTERNATE), SINGLE RECORDS, S.0001 (1982)
PAIN IN MY HEART / PAIN IN MY HEART (ALTERNATE), KA RECORDS, KA 17 (1983)
12” PAIN IN MY HEART / PAIN IN MY HEART (ALTERNATE) / WATCH THAT GIRL, KA RECORDS, KAT 17 (1983)
* A re-recorded version of WHO YOU LOOKIN’ AT? Released on MANC ATTITUDE 1996 EP, Exotica Records, Pelé11CD (1996). Musicians, Mike Sweeney, Diccon Hubbard, Chris Britton (Troggs, Guitar), Clint Boon (Inspiral Carpets, Keys), Phil Watts (The Out, Drums)
The Salford Jets catalogue of songs has its roots in various styles, and influences. Rock ‘n ‘ Roll, Doo-wop, Merseybeat, Rhythm & Blues, Punk —– which must have been very confusing to many as it followed no set direction! One of the main problems the band had, was recreating the excitement of live performances upon vinyl. Nobody but the Salford Jets would consider following WHO YOU LOOKIN’ AT? by a speeded up accapella version of BLUE MOON! —– or a manic version of Please Please Me!
The Salford Jets charted in the UK with WHO YOU LOOKIN’AT? in May 1980. GINA, SHE’S GONNA BREAK YOUR HEART and LOOKIN AT THE SQUARES also made the top UK 100.
WHO YOU LOOKIN’AT? Also released in France, Spain and Australia.
In late 2002 Mike Sweeney and Diccon Hubbard reformed The Salford Jets with new members, Dave Killick (Drums) and Phill Orme (Guitar/vocal). They are currently recording new songs, and playing selected live gigs in the UK.
The SALFORD JETS CD “MANCHESTER BOYS” 2006 on Castle Music/Sanctuary Records