The Jam

Formed in Woking, England in 1976, The Jam consisted of three Members - Paul Weller (Lead Guitar, Vocals,) Rick Buckler (Drums & Percussion) and Bruce Foxton (Bass Guitar, Backing Vocals). Foxton, joined in 1977, leaving local Rock band 'Zita'. As time went on and the style of the Jam’s music progressed into the 1980s, additional musicians were recruited for brass sections, percussion and backing vocals; in the case of the latter, a young female vocalist from Telford called Tracie Young (who subsequently had her own top 10 UK hit in 1983 as a solo artist with the pop song "The House That Jack Built") also appeared on the group's last three singles and was an original member of Weller’s next group; The Style Council.

By his own admission (in The Jam’s official 1983 Biography 'A Beat Concerto', written by Paolo Hewitt) Weller was influenced into forming The Jam after going to a concert of London Punk band The Clash. The name of the group came from Weller’s sister who suggested the title at breakfast one day. The first Album ‘In The City’ (1977) reflected the period of New Wave Punk that was happening in London at that time. Other songs on the album, which reflected Weller’s Punk influences, are the frantic 'Slow Down' and the equally fast paced 'Batman Theme'.

Possibly the key to the groups overwhelming success was not only Weller's outstanding ability as a songwriter and musician but also his ability to move with the times. Punk faded away in 1979 and whilst the group’s second album 'This Is The Modern World' contained elements of the Post-Punk songwriting that appeared on the previous Album, a new audience began to associate themselves with the group; the early 80s Mod Revival or 'Jam Boys' as they became known. Famously, the first draft of the 'Modern World' album was scrapped and re-written in a trying period for the band however successful albums such as 'Setting Sons', 'All Mod Cons', 'Sound Affects' and 'The Gift' all followed and in turn became synonymous with the 80s mod scene, influencing other bands in the process. Weller himself came from a musical background which consisted of Northern Soul, Motown and 60s Pop bands such as The Who and The Kinks and this was reflected within the music on all of those albums. The release of 'The Gift' coincided with the band’s most successful period and contained two number one singles.

By the turn of the 1980s, The Jam was the biggest UK Singles band. All in all they scored five number one singles, the first one being 'Going Underground' which alongside 'Town Called Malice' is arguably their most famous release. When the band split it was one of a small number of their singles re-released early in 1983 that saw chart entries in the UK Top 40 with three re-releases all at once. These were 'Beat Surrender', 'Going Underground' and 'All Around The World'. Along with The Beatles, The Jam remain the only other band in the UK to have simultaneously played both sides of a 'AA' release live on the BBC music show 'Top Of The Pops', this occurring with the 1981 No. 1 single 'Town Called Malice/Precious'.

In 1982 and to the dismay of millions of their fans, Paul Weller made the shock announcement that the band was to split up. The next and final single released in December 1982 'Beat Surrender' went straight in at No. 1 and remains a lasting legacy from one of the most successful British bands ever.
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The Jam - In The City アルバムアート The Jam In The City (Album) Polydor US 1977 このバージョンを出品
The Jam - This Is The Modern World アルバムアート The Jam This Is The Modern World (Album) Polydor US 1977 このバージョンを出品
The Jam - All Mod Cons アルバムアート The Jam All Mod Cons (Album) Polydor, Polydor UK 1978 このバージョンを出品
The Jam - Setting Sons アルバムアート The Jam Setting Sons (Album, Comp) Polydor, Polydor Ireland 1979 このバージョンを出品
The Jam - Sound Affects アルバムアート The Jam Sound Affects (Album) Polydor Scandinavia 1980 このバージョンを出品
RL 11-1 The Jam - Sound Effects / The Fool Circle アルバムアート The Jam / Nazareth (2) The Jam / Nazareth (2) - Sound Effects / The Fool Circle(LP, Transcription) AFRTS, American Forces Radio And Television Service, United States Department Of Defense RL 11-1 US 1980 このバージョンを出品
CN 3467/S The Jam - In Concert-219 アルバムアート The Jam In Concert-219(LP, Transcription) BBC Transcription Services CN 3467/S UK 1980 このバージョンを出品
#223 The Jam - BBC Rock Hour #223 アルバムアート The Jam BBC Rock Hour #223(LP, Transcription) London Wavelength #223 US 1981 このバージョンを出品
none The Jam - Radio Interview Recordings アルバムアート The Jam / The Stranglers The Jam / The Stranglers - Radio Interview Recordings(LP, Ltd, W/Lbl, Int) BBC Radio 1 none UK 1981 このバージョンを出品
The Jam - Dig The New Breed アルバムアート The Jam Dig The New Breed (Album) Polydor, Polydor Scandinavia 1982 このバージョンを出品
The Jam - The Gift アルバムアート The Jam The Gift (Album) Polydor Norway 1982 このバージョンを出品
CN 04033/S The Jam - In Concert-282 アルバムアート Spandau Ballet / The Jam Spandau Ballet / The Jam - In Concert-282(LP, Transcription) BBC Transcription Services CN 04033/S UK 1982 このバージョンを出品
POLD 5055 The Jam - The Gift アルバムアート The Jam The Gift(LP, Album, Promo) Polydor POLD 5055 UK 1982 このバージョンを出品
The Jam - The Jam Live At The 100 Club 11th September 1977 アルバムアート The Jam The Jam Live At The 100 Club 11th September 1977 Receiver Records Limited UK 1991 このバージョンを出品
The Jam - Live Jam アルバムアート The Jam Live Jam (Album, Comp) Polydor US 1993 このバージョンを出品
The Jam - The Jam At The BBC アルバムアート The Jam The Jam At The BBC (Comp, Album) Polydor, Universal UK & Europe 2002 このバージョンを出品
0602537185955 The Jam - Copenhagen April 1982 アルバムアート The Jam Copenhagen April 1982(LP) Polydor 0602537185955 Europe 2012 このバージョンを出品
0602537946983 The Jam - Live At The Brighton Centre December 1979 アルバムアート The Jam Live At The Brighton Centre December 1979(2xLP, Album, Ltd) Polydor, UMC 0602537946983 Europe 2014 このバージョンを出品
The Jam - About The Young Idea アルバムアート The Jam About The Young Idea (Comp) Eagle Vision UK & Europe 2015 このバージョンを出品
4738610 The Jam - Fire And Skill アルバムアート The Jam Fire And Skill(Box + 6xCD) Polydor, Universal UMC 4738610 UK & Europe 2015 このバージョンを出品
4747449 The Jam - Live At Newcastle City Hall 28th October 1980 アルバムアート The Jam Live At Newcastle City Hall 28th October 1980(2xLP, Ltd) Polydor, Universal UMC 4747449 UK 2015 このバージョンを出品
0602547930620 The Jam - Live At Reading University 16th February 1979 アルバムアート The Jam Live At Reading University 16th February 1979(2xLP) Polydor, Universal UMC 0602547930620 UK & Europe 2016 このバージョンを出品
0602547930569 The Jam - The Jam Live At The Music Machine 2nd March 1978 アルバムアート The Jam The Jam Live At The Music Machine 2nd March 1978(2xLP, Ltd, RM, 180) Polydor, Universal UMC 0602547930569 UK & Europe 2016 このバージョンを出品
602557141092 The Jam - The Jam Live At The Hammersmith Palais 14th December 1981 アルバムアート The Jam The Jam Live At The Hammersmith Palais 14th December 1981(2xLP, RM) Polydor, UMC 602557141092 UK 2017 このバージョンを出品
0602557141122 The Jam - Live At Wembley Arena 2nd December 1982 アルバムアート The Jam Live At Wembley Arena 2nd December 1982(2xLP, Album) Polydor, UMC 0602557141122 Europe 2017 このバージョンを出品

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Anyone know anything about an LP, The Jam "The Boston Tea Party - Live At The Paradise Ballroom, Boston '79" It states "For Radio Station Use Only On The Following
Boston Colleges
Rochford Campus
Chestnut Hill Campus
Wheelock College
Kings Boston Pine Manor College Campus
Campus Tan

Limited to an edition of 30


Can someone confirm whether all the singles were re-released in 1983, or just up to Start!?


The Jam had 6 album's. all the others are not of new material so should be in with compilations.


Formed by Paul Weller at the tender age of fourteen, the Jam started out as a mod-influenced punk band and quickly evolved into the biggest rock band in late 1970s and early '80s Britain. Their bracing, often lyrically bleak, explorations of modern English life ensured that they wouldn't find the same success in America as they did in the rest of the world but the Jam enjoyed a huge cult following on both sides of the Atlantic.
A tight, blistering trio that was initially influenced by the early Who, the Jam also openly embraced and celebrated the work of the Kinks, Beatles, Small Faces, and classic soul at a time when most punk bands were pretending to be disdainful of everything that came before them. The band was renown for its high-energy live sets, the sound of which was captured on their first two albums -- In the City and This is The Modern World. Even on these early albums the band was displaying a stronger melodic quality than most acts linked to the punk scene but Paul Weller's songwriting took a giant leap forward with 1978's classic All Mod Cons. The album earned a rabid critical reception and went Top Ten throughout Europe, a fate shared by the vastly more sophisticated Setting Sons (1979) and Sound Effects (1980),
a vivid merging of '60s psychedelia and punk. The Jam kept up a hectic touring and recording schedule as they kicked off an extended string of No. 1 U.K. pop singles with "Going Underground." The band's final full-length effort, The Gift (1982), combined spiky rock with elements of classic soul and contained the Motown-etched, kitchen sink drama of "A Town Called Malice," which became an alternative radio staple in the U.S. The trio was at their peak of popularity when Weller broke up the band in 1982 (reportedly because he didn't want the band to end up like the Who and the Stones).
Weller went on to have great success with the Style Council and a solo career but the Jam continue to be so popular in Britain that a costly retrospective box set or their work reached the U.K. Top Ten in 1997, fifteen years after the band called it a day.


Looking for a band called The Jam from Oregon, who had a single on what was known as Sire records... I've seen a photo... it says "the Jam" Sire 005 on the label... any info?


The Jam Polydor original 7" (UK press) are rifled just before the label, like <a href="">In the City</a>.
There was a repress of all The Jam 7" in the mid eighties, with original covers and labels, but without the rifle.


The Jam were an English punk, post-punk, mod revival band active during the late 1970s and early 1980s. While they shared the "angry young men" outlook and fast tempos of their punk rock contemporaries, The Jam wore neatly tailored suits rather than ripped clothes and incorporated a number of mainstream 1960s rock influences rather than rejecting them, placing The Jam at the forefront of the mod revival movement.

They had eighteen consecutive Top 40 singles in the United Kingdom, from their debut in 1977 to their breakup in 1982, including four number one hits. As of 2007, "That's Entertainment" and "Just Who Is the 5 O'Clock Hero?" remained the best-selling import singles of all time in the UK. They released one live album and six studio albums, the last of which, The Gift, hit number one on the UK album charts. When the group split up, their first 15 singles were re-released and all placed within the top 100.

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 rock, pop 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".


The Jam were awesome!

They were easily one of the best of the groups to come out from the Punk and New Wave era. The songs were just classic pop such as In the City, Going Underground, Start! (A Rip-Off of The Beatles' Taxman), Beat Surrender and Eating Trifles (Sorry, I ment Eton Rifles!).

One thing that bugs me though, they are doing a tour at the moment, and where on earth is Paul Weller? That's like having Queen without Freddie Mercury or Blondie without Debbie Harry, something's not right!

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