Jet Plane Landing

Truck Festival 2006 review

published: Thu 27th Jul 2006

Saturday 22nd to Sunday 23rd July 2006
Hill Farm, Steventon, near Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX13 6SW, England MAP
£40 (U14s are free when accompanied by a paying adult.) - SOLD OUT
last updated: Wed 26th Apr 2006

One of the great things about Truck is that bands who are almost unheard of in the outside world draw huge crowds of the indie faithful here in Steventon. Jetplane Landing is one of those bands. The buzz around their set was such that the tent they had been allocated was nowhere near big enough to hold the crowd that had been drawn. The dedication of those inside the tent was something to be respected, as not only had they suffered the sweltering heat, but also most of the set by The Sound Movement, who were truly awful, and tested the patience of all but the most ardent fan. But, eventually, Jetplane Landing took to the stage, and the abomination that had gone before was immediately forgotten.

The band hit the stage like a train, and immediately launch into a 'best of' of sorts. 'Calculate The Risk' and 'I Opt Out' are particularly scathing, and 'What The Argument Has Changed' is delivered with enough venom to bring back all too powerful memories of pointless disagreements with significant others. 'This Is Not Revolution Rock' is about as quiet as JPL get, and even that has the whole tent moving.

The power of the performance does not belie the fact that this is a band that have not played together in eighteen months. They are as tight and as professional as ever, with Andrew Ferris giving his all, as always, to ensure that the assembled mass of bodies is given a show to remember. What strikes you about this band is their dedication to the cause - they truly believe in the music and what it means to people. His now legendary (among fans) rants are as great as ever, and he never fails to get the crowd moving.

The downside of this performance was the ending. Ferris asked everyone in the tent to squeeze up, to let in those standing outside, before revealing that it may a long while before they play live again, and then proceeded to count down the last minute at the end of the set. The feeling of finality was palpable, and I just hope that he wasn't hinting that this was the end for Jetplane Landing, because there are not that many bands this good playing today.
review by: Tommy Jackson

Saturday 22nd to Sunday 23rd July 2006
Hill Farm, Steventon, near Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX13 6SW, England MAP
£40 (U14s are free when accompanied by a paying adult.) - SOLD OUT
last updated: Wed 26th Apr 2006


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