(1980 – 1985)

Meaning bandname: Formerly the grafitti name of one bandmember (initials J.E.T.); turned out to be funny because band members hailed from rich village Haren and had to constantly explain to “openminded”/”non-prejudiced” that they were not rich assholes.

Bio: Jetset was member of the Roodwitzwart (RedWhiteBlack) collective, including bands Massagraf, Bloedbad, Vacuüm, magazines Blok 5, Struggle, Destructief Jong Nederland, label RWZ, and poet Bart Droog. Some other bands and magazines outside Groningen were associated as well.

Lyrics:  Almost entirely political. First standard punk stuff about the queen, political parties, war etc etc. Critical of punk norms like unquestioned support for squatters’ violence. Later more Discharge-influenced: less specific, less simple, more images. Last half year (fairly non-political) poems from non-band member. From very early on only Dutch lyrics. Jetset was heading the “political wing” of Groningen punk and had some influence on younger punks.

Description: First simple early punk, later hardcore. Fast and short songs. 20-song concerts in 15 minutes. At the very end more experiments into other musical styles.

Lineup:
Nanno van Delden – guitar
Herman Overbeek – drums
Marieke Zwaving – vocals
Jet – bass

Other bands:
Nanno van Delden – Massagraf, Kein Produkt, Jan Wil Niet Neuken, Kastroboys, Massacubadset
Herman Overbeek – Massacubadset
Marieke Zwaving – Kein Produkt
Jet – Kein Produkt

Discography:
1981 – Eingetr.Warenz TAPE with Kein Produkt (R.I.P.Off Recordz, NL)
1981 – Various – Back To The 80’s TAPE (Welvaartsstaat Tapes, NL)
1982 – The Jetset TAPE (R.I.P.Off Recordz, NL)
1982 – Modern Times Are Coming Back TAPE (R.I.P.Off Recordz, NL)
1982 – Various – Hatelijke Groenten 7″ EP with Vacuüm, Massagraf, & Fahrenheit 451 (Roodwitzwart, NL)
1983 – Protest TAPE with Bloedbad (Melkchocolade, NL)
1984 – Various – Roodwitzwart LP with Bloedbad, Massagraf & Barbie’s Boyfriend (Cycling Dinosaur, NL)
1984 – Tralalala TAPE (Roodwitzwart, NL) not for sale
2019 – Modern Times Are Coming Back TAPE (Aftermath Tapes, CRO)

Concerts: (assorted)
1980.12.26 Martini On The Rocks Festival – Simplon, Groningen (+ Røtzøløs, Abcess, Two Two 79, Iglo’s, Rode Smurfen, Aigretjes, Chops, Rags, Zmiv, No Explanation, P.V.S., Silent Fiction, Slonz, Encyckrieks, Hendomatix)

1982.09.12 Vera, Groningen (+ Vacuüm, Massagraf)

1983.02.06 Vera, Groningen (+ O’Villain, F-451, The Three Slow-Ones, Massagraf, Bloedbad)
1983.05.28 Jeugdcentrum, Buitenpost (+ Massagraf, Vivid Ointment, Bloedbad, Vacuüm)
1983.10.13 De Kwinne, Stadskanaal (+ Puinhoop, Massagraf, Bloedbad, Vacuüm)
1983.11.05 O.J.C., Winschoten (+ Massagraf, Puinhoop, Bloedbad, Vacuüm)

1984.09.06 Vera, Groningen (+ Endlösung)