Italy’s The Bloody Beetroots have released a rollicking rock song ‘My Name Is Thunder’ with Australia’s Jet.
The Bloody Beetroots is the vehicle for Italian producer, DJ Bob Rifo, known professionally as Sir Bob Cornelius Rifo.
The Bloody Beetroots albums ‘Romborama’ (2009) and ‘Hide’ (2013) reached no’s 21 and 28 on the Australian chart.
In the past Rifo has collaborated with Paul McCartney, Peter Frampton and Steve Aoki.
For ‘My Name Is Thunder’ Jet had exactly the sound he was looking for.
“I knew this song needed a certain rock tone… a tone like Nic Cester of Jet had. We thought instead of someone ‘like Nic Cester,’ how about we get the real Nic Cester! Thinking he would be in Australia, it was fate that he lived just a couple hours away from me in Italy. I found him” says The Bloody Beetroots’ Sir Bob Cornelius Rifo. “We worked together, ate together, drank together and created something very powerful together. Around this time the Jet guys stared talking and thinking about getting back together, when Nic shared this with his bandmates, the idea came up to have ALL of Jet involved. Because of our different influences, we had different ideas on the mixing and from that, we came up with two versions. It’s the best of both our worlds!”