• Jets
  • Jets (UK EMI) 1981  (UK Fame) 1982 
  • 100% Cotton (UK EMI) 1982 

The three Cotton boys (rockabilly Ramones?) are far from the worst English nouveau rockabilly band you’re likely to encounter, although they don’t go out of their way to leave a lasting impression. The debut consists primarily of well-worn oldies like “My Baby Left Me” and “Honey Hush.” 100% Cotton constitutes a distinct improvement, with sharper playing, more original material and a shiny, gritless sound courtesy of Shakin’ Stevens producer, Stuart Coleman. The birds-of-a-feather rule applies here, at least.

[Jon Young]