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The Jags, a mod revival fueled new wave/power pop band, was formed in 1978 by the Yorkshire-based songwriting team of Nick Watkinson (vocals) and John Alder (guitar), with Steve Prudence (bass) and Alex Baird (drums). In July 1978, they signed to Island Records and released a promising four-track EP. Their 1980 debut LP, 'Evening Standards', included a highly derivative though memorable single called "Back of My Hand",…

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  • awesome band!
  • so, so good
  • Great song in 79, and sounds just as good today.
  • Love The Jags. See also: Dirty Looks, another overlooked powerpop goody. :-D
  • In DJ'ing parties in college from 81-85, Back of My Hand was near the top of my playlist at every one. It never failed to get people on the dance floor. Great tune.
  • Nice outfits.

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