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SALFORD JETS REBORN
 

Star date: 10th July 2010

WHO YOU LOOKIN' AT???

Way back in the post punk day, Mike Sweeney's Salford Jets hit number 72 in the Top 100 chart for pop pickers. Now, exactly thirty years later, the attitude has been re-born and the classic track is being re-issued to raise money for the bloke's cancer charity, Men Matter.

A top video goes with the track, filmed at Salford Quays and featuring the likes of Sean Wilson from Coro Street, Mike Joyce from The Smiths and Tony Hirst from Hollyoaks.

More details here…


Way before Salford bands like Happy Mondays and New Order came on the scene, The Salford Jets, fronted by DJ Mike Sweeney, were flying the music flag for the city. In 1980 the Jets hit their heights as the single Who You Lookin' At?, festooned with Salford/punk attitude, climbed to 72 in the hit parade.

Thirty years on and the single is being re-released to raise money for cancer charity, Men Matter, and a host of `faces' appear in the new video to help the track onwards and upwards with the aim of getting it to number 71.

Manchester band Twisted Wheel, Sean Wilson (Martin Platt in Coronation Street), Tony Hirst (Mike Barnes in Hollyoaks), rock journo John Robb, Clint Boone from The Inspiral Carpets and Mike Joyce from The Smiths, join Ozzy Osbourne (?) and other bemused passers by on the video which has a tv nod to some original pogo-ing footage.

Young Sweeney is played by Daniel Hughes, while old Sweeney, now drivetime presenter on Rock Radio, climbs out of an old tv set to rock da Quays.

"With the combined power of t'interweb and support of 106.1 Rock Radio listeners I'm confident we can generate enough downloads to get our song into the Top 100" he says "For The Salford Jets to make number 71 on the charts thirty years on would be incredible!"

Fans are being asked to download the song from Monday 28th July to ensure a high volume of sales that week, which in turn will see the single enter the chart. You can download it from here http://bit.ly/9CtIh1

The ace video is directed by Tant Lay (Hollyoaks) and produced by Sarah Lee Jones (MA Graduate).

 

 

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