@warriorjones: yeah, I think it's safe to say that pitchfork is single-handedly responsible for the destruction of their "music" career. I don't always agree with their reviews but I think they hit the nail on the head with these guys.
"Jagger, at that time fully bearded, took me to one end of the control room and erratically strummed an acoustic guitar in my ear." - An erstwhile member of Sparks, Jet and Radio Stars, Martin Gordon shares some fascinating stories from across his 40 years in music, including what he got up to in Paris with The Rolling Stones in '79: http://www.songfacts.com/blog/interviews/martin_gordon/
I DO wish the likes of Last.fm and Spotify would CHECK before assigning an album to a band just because they happen to share a name. 'Empty-Handed' was released by a VERY short-lived AOR band in 1981 - before any of the Aussie lads were BORN. Bring back the days of things being done by humans rather than computers!
I can see how some would be fooled - even the font is VERY similar.
Last.fm and Spotify are STILL recommending me bands/artists with identical names to bands I like. I keep a list in the (vain) hope they might do summat about it...
Jet were a glam rock band from London formed in 1974. They released one album in 1975 before splitting up, with the bulk of the band going on to become the punk/new wave band Radio Stars. The only Jet I listen to. The album is a lost glam classic.... http://www.allmusic.com/album/jet-even-more-light-than-shade-mw0002048321