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Johnny Warman

Dave Thompson, Goldmine, 2001

ANYONE ABSORBING the Australian airwaves back in 1981 will have encountered any number of strange and wonderful things. Few, however, have stood the test of time – and remained both supremely strange and utterly wonderful as 'Screaming Jets', a compulsive and, if sound effects be our guide, superbly titled glimpse into a post-apocalyptic future that, with sales in excess of 75,000 copies, looked set to transform its English born performer into one of the biggest stars of the age.

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