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Biography

  • Years Active

    1983 – 1993 (10 years)

  • Founded In

    San Francisco, California, United States

  • Members

    • Eric Stacy
    • Sami Yaffa

Jetboy is a San Francisco hard rock band formed in 1983. The band transplanted themselves to LA In 1986 after signing a major deal with Elektra Records. Their musical influences ranged from Punk rock to Rock n' roll with a good dose of Blues thrown in. Their 1988 debut album Feel the Shake peaked at 135 on The Billboard 200.

In 1987, bassist Todd Crew died due to a drug overdose in the Hotel room of Guns N Roses guitarist Slash. Coincidentally, Hanoi Rocks had recently parted ways after the death of their drummer Razzle, which allowed Sam Yaffa to fill the bass guitarist position. Yaffa, a member of one of the groups Jetboy had found most influential, was now a member of the band. Jetboy continued on into the 1990s before calling it a day. However, over a decade later, Jetboy reconvened, toured and recorded a new EP 'Off Your Rocker'.

Three songs from Feel the Shake were featured in the 1989 movie The 'Burbs, starring Tom Hanks. They were "Bloodstone", "Locked in a Cage" and "Make Some Noise". Additionally, two songs from Feel the Shake, "Feel the Shake" and "Make Some Noise" were also featured in the 1989 movie She's Out of Control.

Discography
Feel the Shake - 1988
Damned Nation - 1990
A Day in the Glamourous Life - 1997
Make Some More Noise - 1999
Lost & Found - 1999
One More for Rock N' Roll - 2002
The Glam Years - 2007
Off Your Rocker - 2010

Members

Current
D.K. Revelle - Vocals
Fernie Rod - Lead Guitar & Vocals
Billy Rowe - Rhythm Guitar & Vocals
Jes Reckless - Bass Guitar & Vocals
Jessie Mendez - Drums

Past
Mickey Finn - Vocals
Todd Crew - Bass Guitar & Vocals
Ron Tostenson - Drums
Sam Yaffa - Bass Guitar
Rick Davis - Drums
Michael Butler - Bass Guitar
Jeff Moscone - Drums
Doug Hovan - Drums
Bill Fraenza - Bass Guitar & Vocals
Charles Norman - Bass Guitar
Tim Huthert - Drums

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