Rose Jets

Punk band from Nagoya City, Aichi, Japan. Active from 1982 to 1985.

All band members were high school kids(16 years old) when they recorded for the first and the only self-released EP in 1984, and they featured dual vocals by twin brothers! They had a pretty big fan base during the active years, played shows with other local punk bands such as The Star Club, Oxydoll(Tatsuya Nakamura's old band), The Genbaku Onanies, SA(Original), Rocka Rolla, etc. There was a release plan for Rose Jets’ first album by Captain Records when the label had just started in 1985 but that never happened because the band broke up. They did manage to play the now-legendary “Sukiyo!! Captain” free outdoor concert in front of 8,000 audiences at the Shinjuku station square with Gastunk, Cobra, The Willard, Kyahh→, Uchoten and Papaya Paranoia, which was a promotional event held to celebrate the launch of Captain Records on August 18th, 1985.

The Rose Jets frontmen and brotmhers Akihiro Kondo and Hiroyuki Kondo are currently active as a reggae duo Ackee & Saltfish. In 1998 during the A&S concert at the Diamond Hall in Nagoya, Rose Jets did a one-time only reunion show where they performed their classic punk tune "In The History" featuring original members. Also this song was recorded in studio around the same time and included on one of A&S's albums as a Rose Jets bonus track in 1998.


Singles & EPs

001 Rose Jets - You Don't Say So! album art Rose Jets You Don't Say So! (EP) Child Painter Records 001 Japan 1984 Sell This Version


RJ-DVD-DIAMONDHOLE-0021 Rose Jets In The History(DVDr) Not On Label (Rose Jets Self-released) RJ-DVD-DIAMONDHOLE-0021 Japan 2010 Sell This Version