They Were Collaborators #609


The Jam

9 comments:

Zoe said...

They were great. I prefer the Jam more than Paul Weller's solo work. lol just thought I'll share that.

Tom Sutpen said...

Same here!

Kreisler said...

No question

mister muleboy said...

I prefer the Jam more than Paul Weller's solo work

I caught a few shows by From the Jam, and I'll 'fess up -- I prefer From the Jam more than Paul Weller's solo work.

Admittedly, Rick Buckler and Bruce Foxton should kick the band in the ass to make some new music -- particularly Foxton, since he played bass for years in Stiff Little FIngers, and he and Jake made new music rather than essentially performing as a tribute band. But as tribute bands go, From the Jam seemed vital and alive and committed to their music, not to recreating the Jam.

Weller could sure dress, though. . . .

Fred said...

This was the band that the musicians listened to while the wankers and posers were going on and on about the Pistols.

Gerard Saylor said...

Turning rebellion into money.

Sumner D. Coy said...

say what you will - I would hold that the Sex Pistols turned more rebellion into money than Joe Strummer could ever say the Jam did.

Michael said...

Great band, great singles, great suits, bad haircuts.

modemo said...

Wow- that photo was shot by my friend Corinne, in the dressing room of the Marquee club in London bk in 77 or 78. She gave copies of the photos to Paul Wellers dad and they wound up (uncredited) in the sleeve of their 1st LP.

I remember seeing them on their 1st tour of the USA in a tightly packed little club that was once a house in upstate NY. All white light, focused from every direction and totally in sync with the pounding beat. It inspired me for years.