Flat Duo Jets
Flat Duo Jets are a legendary American Psychobilly band from Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and Athens, Georgia. Their first album, Flat Duo Jets, was recorded direct to two tracks in a garage in the late 1980s but not released until early 1990, the same year in which the band opened for The Cramps on a national tour of the US.
Dex Romweber is the frontman for the world famous psycho-surf-rockabilly-garage-punk combo Flat Duo Jets. Dexter released his first of seventeen albums in 1990 to rave reviews worldwide. The band starred alongside R.E.M. and The B-52s in the 1987 cult classic film Athens, Ga. Inside Out. His first national tour in 1990 was as opening act for The Cramps. He was showcased on MTV’s The Cutting Edge and 120 Minutes, appeared with the Flat Duo Jets in videos such as “Wild Wild Lover” and “Radioactive Man”, made a stunning performance on Late Night with David Letterman, and has shared the stage with dozens of rock’s underground kings including Iggy Pop, the White Stripes, Link Wray, Reverend Horton Heat and many, many others.
Jack White from the White Stripes has called Dex and the Flat Duo Jets major influence when starting out.. White declared that seeing the Jets for the first time “opened up a whole new inspiration for me about the guitar.” And he was downright effusive in the 2006 cult-classic Romweber documentary Two Headed Cow, calling Romweber “a huge influence on my music… one of the best-kept secrets of the rock & roll underground.” In 2009 White recorded a seven-inch with Romweber, and in 2011 he reissued the Jets’ long-out-of-print 1991 album Go Go Harlem Baby on his Third Man Records imprint.