Cash in Your Ticket hits
radio airwaves nationwide
The single, Cash In Your Ticket, demonstrates a songwriting nuance the band has become known for, thanks to the talent of bassist and key songwriter Paul Woseen who has credits such as Helping Hand under his belt. and it tackles some hard issues with a rockin’ sensitivity.
A spokesman for Screaming Jets said the release is an apt option for a second single, showcasing a softer, more emotive side of the band, especially following on from the striking first single Automatic Cowboy.
“Released to radio the week commencing August 29, Cash In Your Ticket will continue to cement the band as one of the country’s best,” he said.
Where Automatic Cowboy was the perfect introduction to the band’s new album Chrome – a strong, full-on rock song pulling no punches and grabbing the listener by their proverbial balls, the spokesman said Cash In Your Ticket is a consummate complement, a moody bluesy tune that really demonstrates the band’s songwriting versatility.
Penned by Paul Woseen, the song actually has its origins in early incarnations of the band and has been hanging around in the inspiration book for about two decades before coming to fruition.
Inspired by a friend of Paul and lead singer Dave Gleeson who passed away, the heart of the song is for him.
Upon finding out about his passing, Paul immediately penned the track, but despite multiple album releases since, it had never found its place on a Jets recording. The track itself was brought into every studio session but the band could never quite get it to fit, so it went back into the archives.
“I don’t know why we didn’t get it,” says Paul. “We tried it with different players in the band and it finally found its home with this line-up. Even though I wrote it when I was quite young, I had to wait until I was older. We had to be 20 years older to ‘get it’ and what it was. It’s not a challenging song, but the subject matter is quite heavy and personal.”
Stepping back in time to re-explore the track and the themes and inspiration behind it made the studio sessions quite a loaded experience for Dave and Paul. The sensitivity of the other band members to the song and their suggestions on how to bring the track full circle are a testament to how well The Screaming Jets gel together, on and off the stage.
“It was quite emotional,” says Paul. “I wrote an extra verse for it – I don’t think I ever felt it was totally complete and it brings it to an intense point. Musically it is the same verse, but it is a descending chordal pattern. The last verse I used the whole chord, they are the same but they sound different and that opened it right. The boys played it awesomely.”
Go Hard or Go Chrome tour
The Screaming Jets are about to hit the road again for their Go Hard or Go Chrome tour. Following on from packed houses on their Chrome album release tour throughout metro centres, Go Hard or Go Chrome will see the band traverse the regional heartland.
Considered one of the hardest working bands on the touring circuit, every Jets concert is full out rock, from start to finish. Tickets for the tour are on sale now.
The band’s recent album Chrome is released independently through Dinner For Wolves (Rocket Distribution / InGrooves) and is available from music retailers and online.