Jodi Jett

Jodi Jett

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Praised by Grammy-winning engineer/producer Elliot Scheiner (Beck, Johnny Cash), Jett has been hailed the "Patti Smith for today's audiences." Her music has been described as "sultry with a punk attitude," and has also been compared to that of Lou Reed, (old) Liz Phair, and Chrissie Hynde.

Biography

Jodi Jett (yes that's her real name and no, she's not related to Joan) grew up in another Manhattan before moving to New York in the late nineties to pursue life and music.

The Little Apple of Kansas that Jett calls her hometown frothed with religious fervor and didn't allow her much exposure to rock and roll. In fact, the only musical performances Jodi participated in during her young life involved leading her church in song. Until a few years ago, Jodi didn't even know how to play the guitar. Comparisons to Liz Phair and Lou Reed meant little to Jodi when she debuted on the local music circuit. She had never heard of them. Yet, Jodi makes the kind of rock music that kicks about with desperation in its blood. Its the sort of thing a blues man double her age and experience might reach. That's the very reason Five-time Grammy-winning Engineer/Producer Elliot Scheiner (Beck, Bob Dylan, Flaming Lips) was blown away when he heard her music and made the comparison. "Unique and intelligent. I haven't heard anything like it in a long time," he exclaimed.

She proves it song after song on her debut album, Revelations, on Love Rock Records. Life in the bible-belt certainly didn't bring about songs like Bedford Avenue but Jodi's Midwestern upbringing did start a search beyond religion. It is a search that has fewer concrete answers than her previous life, but one that she credits to fueling her songwriting and creative voice.

Album co-producer Phil Palazzolo (New Pornographers, Radio4) describes Jett's music as having "come from that elusive crossroads where naivete and sophistication stop to have a quick drink together. Those contrasts and conflicts make Revelations a layered record that reveals itself slowly with a big payoff." Guitarists Peter Mavrogeorgis (Vanity Set), John Nugent (Chop) and Matt Rocker (Sweetblood) all contributed to the record. Bassists Byron Isaacs (Joan Baez) and Tom Ward (The Dansettes) along with drummers David Berger (Erin McKeown) and Angela Webster (The Holy Ghost), and cellist Jane Scarpantoni (Norah Jones) also helped. Revelations was officially released in the Spring of 2006.

Singles from her new album will be released this Spring!! Joining her again is producer Phil Palazzolo (New Pornographers).

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Lyrics

'80s Girl

Written By: Jodi Jett

GO, GO ‘80s Girl. WE ARE THE WORLD WITH YOUR BIG TEASED HAIR AND YOUR SHORT SHORT’S NAIR
YOUR MICHAEL J. HAND AND YOUR PARACHUTE PANTS, YOUR MADONNA BRAS AND SHOPPING MALLS…
GO ‘80s Girl.

WORK IT, ‘80s BABE. SHOT IN THE HEART AND YOU’RE TO BLAME. STONEWASHED JEANS AND PURPLE RAIN… HIGH TOPS AND BAD HAIR DAYS. BEAT BOXIN’, MOON WALKIN’, BREAK DANCIN’ ON LIONEL’S CEILIN’…CABBAGE PATCH AND RUNNING MAN…MR AND MRS. PACMAN. GO ‘80s Girl.

FOREVER ‘80s Girl, BABY, YOU MAKE MY TOES CURL. YOU JUST CAN’T LET GO OF TIGHT PANTS AND CAMEL TOE. WHY DON’T YOU GIVE UP AQUANET AND GO BACK TO BEING BRUNETTE? BABY, PLEASE COME BACK AND JUST STOP SMOKIN’ THAT CRACK . I SAID STOP SMOKIN’ THAT CRACK. GO ‘80s Girl.

JUST BEAT IT, ‘80s CHICK. AND BANANA CLIPS JUST AREN’T THAT HIP. LIKE, GAG ME WITH A SPOON, YOU MAKE ME SICK. AND WHO LOST THEIR UGLY STICK? OH, THE DAYS OF THE SKATING RINK AND THE GIRL WAS SO PRETTY IN PINK…EBONY AND IVORY AND I WANT MY MTV. ‘80s Girl.

‘80s Girl PUT BABY IN THE CORNER. IS SHE WEARING A LEG WARMER? CUTTIN’ FOOTLOOSE AND KEVIN B. AND THAT PYT MS. DEBBIE G. COLLARS UP, SUNGLASSES AT NIGHT AND BEASTIE BOYS FIGHT FOR THEIR RIGHT. SHE’S A MANIAC, I KNOW, BUT THAT JHERI CURL’S JUST GOT TO GO. ‘80s Girl.

SHOUT, SHOUT, LET IT ALL OUT. THESE ARE THE THINGS WE CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT. NOW , COME ON. YEAH, I’M TALKING TO YOU. COME ON. LIKE A VIRGIN TOUCHED FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME. LIKE A VIRGIN WITH YOUR HEARTBEAT NEXT TO MINE. I NEED YOU TONIGHT. THERE’S SOMETHIN’ ABOUT YOU, BOY, THAT MAKES ME WET. GO ‘80s Girl.

Pretty Girl

Written By: Jodi Jett

Pretty Girl...I'm a superficial bitch. I'm a pretty girl...I'm a psychotic witch. I need attention from all the men, even if I could care less about them. I can make all the boys fall in love with me. I can become their worst enemy. Cause I'm a pretty girl. I'm a superficial bitch. I'm a pretty girl. I'm a psychotic witch. Is it my incapacity to show some humanity? So I steal your dignity and relish in your depravity. Cause I'm a pretty girl. I'm a superficial bitch. I'm a pretty girl. I'm a psychotic witch. So don't you even look at me. How dare you think you have the chance to be anything but a piece of dirt to me. Don't you know I'm the princess and the pea. I refuse to set your soul free. I'm a pretty girl. Try to resist. I'm a pretty girl. By the devil you've been kissed.

Instead

Written By: Jodi Jett

INSTEAD by Jodi Jett
IT’S KINDA LIKE WHEN YOU WANT A FERRARI AND INSTEAD YOU GET AN ATARI
OR YOU GO TO BUY A DIAMOND RING AND INSTEAD THEY GIVE YOU A TAMBORINE

CHORUS:
I WANTED LOVE I GOT YOU INSTEAD
DREAMT OF BEAUTY, PEACE AND SOUL A REAL HIGH CLASS THOROUGHBRED
I WANTED TRUE LOVE INSTEAD I’M STUCK WITH YOU
I GUESS I SHOULD BE THANKFUL FOR MY REAL LIFE PEPE LE PEW

SO, SAY YOU ORDER A NICE GLASS OF CHARDONNAY AND INSTEAD THEY BRING YOU AN ASHTRAY
OR YOU THINK YOU’RE MARRYING BRAD PITT AND TURNS OUT HE’S A TRAILER TRASH PIECE OF SHIT

> CHORUS

LIKE LOVING A TROLL. I FELL IN A POTHOLE . I LOST MY FISHING POLE . I GOT CALLED A JELLY ROLL
I’M MISSING A BUTTONHOLE . HOW DO I JUMP THIS HELLHOLE?

> CHORUS

Bedford Avenue

Written By: Jodi Jett

Remember makin' out on Bedford Avenue? I can't sleep thinkin' 'bout Bedford Ave and you. Your wet, soft lips massaging mine. And life was oh, so sweet for just a time. Bedford Avenue.

So, one time on Bedford Avenue there was this girl and guy holdin' hands and walkin' like lovers do. They stopped in the shadow to kiss as the cars and the night passed by. But they cursed the day 'cause when the sun came up they knew their love would die. Bedford Avenue.

CHORUS:
I didn't really mean it when I said I love you, did you believe me?
You know I was jokin' when I said I'd die without you, do you believe me?
Yeah, I didn't really mean it when I said I love you, did you believe me? I was only jokin' when I said I'd die without you, do you believe me?

And, so to beat the dawn, which meant the end, the lovers had to run and run as fast as fast as they can. Refusing to look back for fear of gettin' caught, but the sun came up anyway and then their love was gone. Bedford Avenue.

>CHORUS

Greasy

Written By: Jodi Jett

Hey there, big fat, greasy man. You wanna start a club my number one greasy fan? You wanna give me some of that satisfaction? All I have to do is show you I'm a woman? You know, greasy, you send chills up my spine when you ask to buy me a glass of wine 'cause I know you've undressed me with your beady, greasy eyes when you beg me "Please, baby, please be mine all mine." 'Cause you're greasy. Just plain sleazy.
"Hey babe," you say, "you want platinum and gold? I'll give you pearls and diamonds." But, dude, you're old. You know even if I was Belladonna, greasy there just ain't no way I'd get up on ya. I'd rather die than to taste your tongue. I really don't care how well you may be hung. Ten million big ones just ain't good enough to for me to cringe and squeem till your greasy ass is done. 'Cause you're greasy. Just plain sleazy.
I'd rather be blind, deaf, mute or all three than to have your greasy lips go down on me. I'd rather be fingerless, toeless, earless and noseless than to hear your greasy voice singin', "Please, baby, please." 'Cause you're greasy. Just plain sleazy.
"I'll make you a star if you only smoke my cigar." "You'll make it big if you'd just lick my twig." Well, listen here, you two pump chump, you better whack yourself until you've had enough. And when you think you're through, whack yourself some more. Be you're own damn, dirty whore.

Discography

NEW SINGLES TO BE RELEASED FROM JETT'S NEXT ALBUM THIS SUMMER!

"Revelations"-Officially released Spring 2006 to critical acclaim.
Now playing on radio Stations across the country, in Canada and in the UK.

Radio Stations spinning songs from Revelations:

ALABAMA
Auburn 99.9 WQNR

ALASKA
Juneau 104.3 KTOO
Lemon/Swtizer Creek
Mendenhall Vally
Hoonah 91.9
Gustavus 88.1

ARIZONA
Tucson 91.3 KXCI

CALIFORNIA
Berkeley 94.1 KPFA
Hoopa 91.3 KIDE
Nevada City 105.1 KVMR
(reaches Tahoe/Truckee)
Philo 90.7 KZYX
91.5
88.3
Redway 91.1 KMUD
Rohnert Park 91.1 KRCB
Santa Cruz 88.9 KUSP
(reaches San Jose and Monterrey)

COLORADO
Crested Butte 90.3 KBUT
Carbondale 88.1 KDNK
Ignacio 91.3 KSUT
Paonia 90.9 KVNF

CONNECTICUT
Sharon 98.1 WKZE
(reaches Poughkeepsie/Kingston)
Bridgeport 89.5 WPKN
(reaches most of Conn. and North Shore L.I.)
West Hartford 91.3 WWUH

FLORIDA
Tampa 88.5 WMNF
IOWA
Cedar Falls 90.9 KUNI

INDIANA
Goshen 91.1 WGCS
Bloomington 91.3 / 96.1 WFHB

KANSAS
Garden City 91.1 KANZ

KENTUCKY
Morehead 90.3 WMKY
Whiteberg 88.7 WMMT
Whitley City 98.3 WHAY

LOUSIANNA
Lafayette 88.7 KRVS
(reaches Baton Rouge)

MARYLAND
Bel Air 91.1 WHFC
Towson 89.7 WTMD
(reaches Baltimore)

MAINE
Eorland 89.9 WERU
(reaches Bangor)

MICHIGAN
Detroit 101.9 WDET
(overnights and weekends)

MINNESOTA
Minneapolis 106.7 KFAI
Duluth 103.3 KUMD
Grand Marais 90.7 WTIP
(reaches N.E. MN, N. Michigan, N. Wisconsin, N.W. Ontario)
Thief River Falls 90.1 KSRQ

MISSOURI
St. Louis 88.1 KDHX

NEBRASKA
Lincoln 89.3 KZUM

NEW JERSEY
Hacketstown 91.9 WNTI
Sargeantsville 89.7 WDVR
Teaneck 91.9 WFDU

NEW MEXICO
Albuquerque 89.9 KUNM

NEW YORK
Montauk 89.5 WPKM
NYC (out of NJ) 89.1 WFDU
NYC (out of NJ) 91.9 WNTI
Poughkeepsie 98.1 WKZE
Syracuse 88.3 WAER

OHIO
Dayton 89.5 WDPS
Cleveland 91.1 WRUW

OREGON
Eugene 91.9 KRVM
Portland 90.7 KBOO
91.9
(Hood River/Columbia Gorge)
100.7
(Willamette Valley/Corvallis)

PENNSYLVANIA
Bethlehem 88.1 WDIY
Phili (out of NJ) WDVR

TEXAS
Houston 90.1 KPFT

UTAH
Salt Lake City 90.9 KRCL
Moab 90.1 / 106.7 KZMU

VIRGINIA
Norfolk 89.5 WHRV
Virginia Beach100.9 WYOU
(reaches Norfolk/Military Base)

WASHINGTON
Olympia 89.3 KAOS
Everett 90.7 KSER
(reaches Seattle)

WEST VIRGINIA
Dunmore 1370 AM WVMR
(Frost, WV)
107.1
(Hot Springs, VA)
89.7
(Monterey, VA)
103.5
(Durbin, VA)

WISCONSIN
Hayward 88.9 WOJB afternoonhost@wojb.org
Madison 89.9 WORT

WYOMING
Riverton 88.1 KCWC

INTERNET STATIONS
www.RadioIOeclectic.com
www.globeradio.org
www.ckcufm.com
www.m3radio.com
www.hppr.org
www.harford.edu/Department/WHFC/welcome.htm
www.hay98.com
www.kaosradio.org
www.kboo.org
www.kbut.org
www.kdhx.org
www.kdnk.org
www.kfai.org
www.kmud.org
www.kpfa.org
www.krcb.org
www.krcl.org
www.krvs.org
www.kser.org
www.ksut.org
www.ktoo.org
www.kumd.org
www.kunm.org
www.kuniradio.org
www.kusp.org
www.kvmr.org
www.kvnf.org
www.kxci.org
www.kzmu.org
www.kzum.org
www.kzyx.org
www.waer.org
www.wdiyfm.org
www.wdvr.org
www.weru.org
www.whro.org
www.wkze.com
www.wmkyradio.com
www.appalshop.org
www.wmnf.org
www.wojb.org
www.wort-fm.org
www.wruw.org
www.wtip.org
www.wtmd.org
www.wwuh.org
www.wyou.fm

CANADA
Toronto CIUT (heard throughout Canada via satellite)
Ottawa 93.1 CKCU

AND MORE!!