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The Sound of the Jam [UK]

Album: The Sound of the Jam [UK]
# Song Title   Time
1)    In the City
2)    Away from the Numbers
3)    Modern World, The
4)    David Watts
5)    Down in the Tube Station at Midnight
6)    It's Too Bad
7)    To Be Someone (Didn't We Have a Nice Time)
8)    Mr. Clean
9)    English Rose
10)    Butterfly Collector, The
11)    Eton Rifles, The
12)    Private Hell
13)    Thick as Thieves
14)    Smithers-Jones
15)    Saturdays Kids
16)    Going Underground
17)    Start!
18)    Liza Radley
19)    Pretty Green
20)    Boy About Town
21)    That's Entertainment
22)    Tales From the Riverbank
23)    Town Called Malice
24)    Ghosts
25)    Carnation
26)    Beat Surrender
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1. In The City

2. Away From The Numbers

3. The Modern World

4. David Watts

5. Down In The Tube Station At Midnight

6. It's Too Bad

7. To Be Someone

8. Mr Clean

9. English Rose

10. The Butterfly Collection

11. The Eton Rifles

12. Private Hell

13. Thick Ad Thieves

14. Smithers Jones

15. Saturdays Kid

16. Going Underground

17. Starts

18. Liza Radley

19. Pretty Green

20. Boy About Town

21. That's Entertainment

22. Tales From The Riverbank

23. Town Called Malice

24. Ghosts

25. Carnation

26. Beat Surrender

Performer Notes
  • The Jam: Paul Weller (vocals, guitar); Bruce Foxton (vocals, bass); Rick Buckler (drums, percussion).
  • Producers include: Vic Smith, Chris Parry, Vic Coppersith-Heaven, The Jam, Peter Wilson.
  • Compilation producer: Dennis Munday.
  • Includes liner notes by Dennis Munday.
  • Liner Note Author: Dennis Munday.
  • Photographer: Pennie Smith.
  • Though the Jam is rightly counted among Britain's pioneering punk bands, Paul Weller and his cohorts never did quite fit the mold. While the Woking combo's early recordings certainly traded in a brand of raw aggression similar to the Sex Pistols, they always placed a premium on the distinctly anti-punk virtues of catchy melodies, '60s cover tunes, and precise musicianship. In addition, the Jam's fashion sense matched the music; safety pins and combat boots were eschewed in favor of sharp three-button mod suits and two-tone shoes. More importantly, the Jam was one of the few original punk-era groups to break away from the genre's narrow confines and progress artistically, while simultaneously garnering huge commercial success in the UK.
  • THE SOUND OF THE JAM collects the best of group's studio efforts, from the angry youthful politics and primal guitar fury of "In the City" (whose main riff was allegedly nicked by the Sex Pistols for their "Holidays in the Sun") to the keen social commentary and acoustic pop of "That's Entertainment" to the Style Council-foreshadowing neo-soul of "Beat Surrender." A remarkably comprehensive single-disc compilation, the album reveals both the Jam's indomitable rock spirit and the wide scope of its genius.
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