Topic: The Jam

Was watching some footage of them of them at Reading in '78 this week on YouTube. What a fucking band they were. Whippasnappers.

My band through my teenage years.

Memories/thoughts?

He’s walked back to his youth and hymned the young man he was with knowing affection, despite the rain of bitter knowledge manhood has inevitably brought him.

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This

http://www.pure80spop.co.uk/Images/poppics/paulweller.jpg

this

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qTDMbqTot6g

and this

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xy3Qpi_XfDA

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luxury_scruff wrote:

Memories/thoughts?

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_dhVPvgJnJF4/SWoSuXLznmI/AAAAAAAABzM/N4Pqmos8OT8/s1600/um-85-l-bw-300x300.jpg

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Yeah, small ads in the NME.

Big telly on wheels, last year at school, english lesson, poetry. This comes on:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJzVfqcoM2c

Before that, Sundays, record player in a vanity case that could handle fifteen singles easier than my sister; Strange Town.

TOTP and Funeral Pyre sticks out too, as does Nationwide and the split.

I can't sequence the memories correctly now. But for a long time, that band was me.

Apart from the shit stuff.

The pin badge, the mohair jumper, and one particular girl.

Who went out with a right fucking melt who liked The Police.

Bet she never saw a visiting order on the doormat.

I'm still angry Elaine Booth.

Call me x

Last edited by luxury_scruff (Sat 13 Aug 2011 12:04 am)

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luxury_scruff wrote:

Yeah, small ads in the NME

'Bowie pleats'
'Bum flaps'
'Conductor jeans'

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I fucking hated that Beat Surrender song though.

He’s walked back to his youth and hymned the young man he was with knowing affection, despite the rain of bitter knowledge manhood has inevitably brought him.

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This was the footage:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c61f57J35hY

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Spending ages trying to perfect that little bump on the 'T' of the old logo, while drawing it on my books at school. Sitting in the front room with headphones on, singing "silly cunt" to the chorus of Billy Hunt, then bricking it because I thought my mum heard. Jumping around at a house party to Funeral Pyre, then throwing up behind the curtains (I was 13 at the time, this wasn't last week or whatever). Trying to have a conversation with this 15-year-old man of the world about the Jam at the same party, then getting really annoyed because he decided to get off with a girl instead. Poof. Bunking off school to buy Town Called Malice. Spilling tea on the striped paper bag that The Gift came in. Having a centre parting.

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Strangely one of my big memories is the slating Funeral Pyre got in the record papers

I think Record Mirror in the days before it became Smash Hits 2 was particularly vitriolic and claimed it was like Spandau Ballet.

Before that all the singles being re-released around the time of Going Underground and the rush of white socks at school!

Sadly I never saw them though.

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The Jam were the first band that "made a difference" to me.
Elder brother and sister were all "Rainbow" and "Deep Purple" and "Genesis" and the like.. I'd had my fill of songs of wizards and all that cobblers and then here come The Jam with songs about what was going on around you... with fucking great tunes as well.
Damn near wore the grooves out on Sound Affects when it came out, as I recall.
They always bring a smile to my face when they pop up on an itunes shuffle, I got "Boy about Town" and "Place that I love" the other day... cracking stuff.. had to interrupt the shuffle to go straight on to "Strange Town" immediately.

Oof Marone!

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Got caught smoking at a mate’s house out of the bedroom window whilst listening to ‘tube station’. He got the wooden spoon, I got sent home and his mam called my old man.  He didn’t seem that bothered. On Sunday afternoons after he’d had a few pints he would doze it off in my room and tell me to put the Jam on for him. He liked Dig the New Breed.

Setting sons was the soundtrack to the summer holiday one year.  (it might have been 3 or 4 years after it came out but it’s all we listened to).  With a load of mates we stayed out in a tent in a field most of the summer. We robbed a Merrydown Cider lorry one night. Sat round a fire drinking the spoils and singing  ‘little boy soldiers’ from start to finish.  Woke up with puke all over me.

For some reason I remember playing headers and volleys one night when Town Called Malice had come out (I think they’d been on top of the pops that night) and everyone was buzzing about how good it was and jumping about singing it while playing.
Had a wine coloured Fred Perry jumper that I lived in and even sent off for some bowling shoes from a shop in Carnaby Street.

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My favourite Jam song was The Style Council.

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grew up in woking the jams home as a punk.hated the jam as the town was full of mods and we would have to walk home along all the back streets to get home in one piece.clash is/was my band but i listen to the jam no and i think brillient/what a noise for a 3 piece.real quality.remember drinking at 14/15 in back street working mans club sitting at same table as foxton who was there to have a quiet drink and he brought us a drink and we made out we were begrudgingly accepting it but deep down we were well happy.wellers a genius

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buzzjoe wrote:

grew up in woking the jams home as a punk.hated the jam as the town was full of mods and we would have to walk home along all the back streets to get home in one piece.clash is/was my band but i listen to the jam no and i think brillient/what a noise for a 3 piece.real quality.remember drinking at 14/15 in back street working mans club sitting at same table as foxton who was there to have a quiet drink and he brought us a drink and we made out we were begrudgingly accepting it but deep down we were well happy.wellers a genius

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mPaed8I3V1A

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buzzjoe wrote:

grew up in woking the jams home as a punk.hated the jam as the town was full of mods and we would have to walk home along all the back streets to get home in one piece.clash is/was my band but i listen to the jam no and i think brillient/what a noise for a 3 piece.real quality.remember drinking at 14/15 in back street working mans club sitting at same table as foxton who was there to have a quiet drink and he brought us a drink and we made out we were begrudgingly accepting it but deep down we were well happy.wellers a genius

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The Cigarettes - a sort of northernish (lincoln) Jam with balls.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pScdRKsGFr0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7mOxfCsH … re=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xLuEfWoQ … re=related

My dislike of The Jam has been documented on here before, I could never warm to Weller there was something about him for one, I could go on but I'm wasting my breath.

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At the Burberry shows this week. Love him. Very Mr Byrite.

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-t9TB4f_cw50/Tnzv0njMnbI/AAAAAAAAELI/1PMxRyrWE2s/s400/Paul%252BWeller%252BBurberry%252BSpring%252BSummer%252B2012%252BWomenswear%252BUe8WAi1Tqaxl.jpg

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I'll always love him.

He's just songs and hair.

He’s walked back to his youth and hymned the young man he was with knowing affection, despite the rain of bitter knowledge manhood has inevitably brought him.

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Look at her grey socks.

He’s walked back to his youth and hymned the young man he was with knowing affection, despite the rain of bitter knowledge manhood has inevitably brought him.

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Now look at Paul's face after looking at those grey socks.

He’s walked back to his youth and hymned the young man he was with knowing affection, despite the rain of bitter knowledge manhood has inevitably brought him.

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Socks. Face. Socks. Face.

He’s walked back to his youth and hymned the young man he was with knowing affection, despite the rain of bitter knowledge manhood has inevitably brought him.

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look at her pleated skirt too.

He’s walked back to his youth and hymned the young man he was with knowing affection, despite the rain of bitter knowledge manhood has inevitably brought him.

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Bollocks to Trevor Horn, I'm on the eyes of Laura dun't eat much.....the knees, why did you have to mention the knees....?

She’s the main man in the office in the city and she treats me like I’m just another lackey, but I can put a tennis racket up against my face and pretend that I am Kendo Nagasaki...

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Smutty Lips wrote:

The Cigarettes - a sort of northernish (lincoln) Jam with balls.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pScdRKsGFr0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7mOxfCsH … re=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xLuEfWoQ … re=related

My dislike of The Jam has been documented on here before, I could never warm to Weller there was something about him for one, I could go on but I'm wasting my breath.

I used to have that last track on a battered old c60 from the age of 14. Still got it somewhere. Great track. I taped it off John Peel. It all sounded punk to me. I'm ripping their album as I type this.

A man may fight for many things. His country, his friends, his principles, the glistening tear on the cheek of a golden child. But personally, I'd mud-wrestle my own mother for a ton of cash, an amusing clock and a sack of French p*rn.

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fulmine wrote:

At the Burberry shows this week. Love him. Very Mr Byrite.

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-t9TB4f_cw50/T … 1Tqaxl.jpg

The photo ?

He looks very camp.

Sorry I will go to confession first thing in the morning!

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