“The title Warm Jets came from the guitar sound on the track of that name, which I described on the track sheet as ‘warm jet guitar’, because it sounded like a tuned jet. Then I had the pack of playing cards with the picture of the woman in there, and they sort of connected. That was one of the things that was going on at the time: this idea that music was still tied to some idea of revolution, and that one of the revolutions was a sexual revolution. I wasn’t making a big political point, I just liked having fun with those things. Most people didn’t realise for a long time — it was rather deeply concealed!”
Eno communicated with his musicians through dance and body language and wrote some of the “lyrics” by singing nonsense. Instruments played by Eno include the “snake guitar”, the “simplistic piano” and the “electric larynx”. The result is experimental pop music of the highest order. The album brought together influences from funk to fifties music, glam to punk, proto-new wave to ballads. Filled with dense soundscapes and minute details, “Here Come the Warm Jets” reveals something new with each listen and set the stage for an awesome musical career.