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Woking, England (1972 – 1982)

The Jam was a / group formed in Woking, England in 1972 consisting of Paul Weller (vocals, guitar), Bruce Foxton (bass, vocals) and Rick Buckler (drums). The band split in 1982. The band released six albums and had 18 consecutive Top 40 hits in the United Kingdom between 1977 and 1982, including four #1 singles (Going Underground, Start!, Town Called Malice and Beat Surrender). Their singles “That’s Entertainment” and “Just Who Is the Five O’Clock Hero” are the best selling import singles in UK history.

The band drew upon a variety of stylistic influences over the course of their career, including 1960s beat music, soul, rhythm and blues and psychedelic rock, as well as 1970s punk and new wave. The trio was known for its melodic pop songs, its distinctly English flavour and its mod image. The band launched the career of Paul Weller, who went on to form The Style Council and later had a successful solo career. Weller wrote and sang most of The Jam’s original compositions, and he played lead guitar, using a Rickenbacker. Bruce Foxton provided backing vocals and prominent basslines, which were the foundation of many of the band’s songs, including the hits “Down in the Tube Station at Midnight”, “The Eton Rifles”, “Going Underground” and “Town Called Malice”.

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  • radioheadlice

    Greatest English songwriter for the last thirty years

    4 Sep 8:05pm Reply
  • JakeyWHFC

    Effortlessly cool geezer that Weller

    12 Jul 12:34pm Reply
  • kynamavies

    guys check out this great video! The Modern World by From The Jam What did people think about this tour?

    2 Jul 9:38am Reply
  • T0M90

    Can't believe I waited this long to check out their stuff. Kicking myself.

    27 Jun 2:05am Reply
  • S1D1991

    Greetings from Ukraine)

    6 Jun 5:12pm Reply
  • Eduard-Limonov

    26 May 2:15pm Reply
  • CDPETE01

    198 scrobbles and i don't own one CD or album by the Jam.

    31 Mar 9:02pm Reply
  • Keila_M

    Going Underground ♥

    14 Mar 3:01pm Reply
  • RussellChap

    The Jam were a great band that spoke on behalf of kids who knew the score, there aren't bands like these lot anymore. Bands now just speak on behalf of their bank manager. PS It's a pity lumbered themselves with the Mod thing, they were better than mere revivalists.

    10 Mar 11:20pm Reply
  • daveos66

    great band

    3 Mar 11:37am Reply
  • HaHaHaYoureDead

    настолько косплеят the who, что аж смешно впрочем, несколько их песен я даже люблю.

    26 Feb 3:55am Reply
  • Wiracocha

    Every now and then I remember what a great band this was.

    7 Dec 2013 Reply
  • robinwilloughby

    Saw Paul play last night in Southampton - he played That's Entertainment and I was 15 again...

    28 Jun 2013 Reply
  • prime1128

    I just put on their debut album, it's so dope!

    26 Jun 2013 Reply
  • LeavinHere

    Get the BBC, 2xCD release... great stuff

    5 May 2013 Reply
  • Wiracocha

    Great stuff.

    6 Apr 2013 Reply
  • ortalanus

    c'est du lourd!!

    8 Mar 2013 Reply
  • arcade_water

    the guitar sound on the modern world album is amazing

    11 Jan 2013 Reply
  • kayto1996

    was the jam ever really a punk band,no not really, english punk was more than about music, there was a political statement there,rebeling against thatcher and what she stood for, you need to be english to understand that, was one of those things that you had to live it through it to understand that ,hence it was short lived but changed rock music forever . but the jam were great and never really replicated, think the attitude that they had was how they got rolled into punk idea

    21 Dec 2012 Reply
  • shermstixx

    fuck... I'm remembering when the jam was all I wanted to hear... ; ) totally classic and def. underrated in the states... but I think part of the charm is the utter englishness...

    1 Dec 2012 Reply
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