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The jam - very best of the jam £4.99

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8y, 7m agoFound 8 years, 7 months ago
not that good a price but sill cheaper than anyone else for this brilliant punk band that is still nice to hear (the sex pistols can give you a headache after a couple of songs)
same price on amazon but need to reach £15 for free delivery

ps: their 2.99 album available on PLAY.COM (beat surrender) doesn't include some of their best songs. better go the extra 2 pounds. it is worth it
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#1
brilliant band! Voted hot!
#2
Punk , Punk what are you talking about these were never a punk band :roll:
#3
at some level they were
#4
Methinks not. Mod band through and through.
#5
Mod revival, new wave but never punk - probabley the best band in the world but I may be biased
#6
Maybe not the best Jam album, but the best at this price! :thumbsup:

Use the <> code posted elsewhere to bring the price down to £4.74 (but remember, you can only use it once!) and go through Quidco for your 4% cashback - every little helps!:)

The only thng I find annoying is that Play.com claim you're saving £10, whereas 123ProceCheck shows the RRP to be £7.99 - and of 8 merchants, none charge more than £7.44 and 4 others are in the £5-6 range including P&P.

Still, it's the cheapest deal quote, so hot from me!:whistling:
#7
Punk and Mod band..:roll:

The Jam were an English punk rock/mod revival band active during the late 1970s and early 1980s.

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. Two of these eighteen singles were only available in the UK as imports, and as of 2007 they remained the best-selling import singles of all time in the UK. The Jam released one live album and six studio albums, the last of which, The Gift, hit number one on the UK album charts. On splitting up all 18 singles were re-released and all reached at least the top 60.

[COLOR="Red"]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 and new wave.[/COLOR] 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 Rickenbacker guitar. Bruce Foxton provided backing vocals and played unusually 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" and "Town Called Malice".
#8
[size="6"]punk?[/size]
#9
Punk my ****!! They are as punk as Britney Spears is Heavy Metal.They were Mods.
#10
Definately not Punk..... but one of the best band's ever. Everyone should own some of their music.
#11
Yup us that were fans at the time KNOW they weren't punk!
#12
just compiling a new cd for the motor and guess what?, its all the jam! collated from their direction/creation/reaction special book/cd, anyways the guy who posted the wikipedia overview has been influenced by those who know no better. Weller did his best to distance himself away from the punk scene (black suits/ties, white shirts) but did play on the same bill as sex pistols very early on in a boozer known for new bands not for the scene that was happening on the streets. Liverpool was a great breeding ground for fans of the Jam for reasons still unknown but I was part of that seen and weller will never be surpassed for his broad song writing talents....long live weller
1 Like #13
I know its a tenner more, but you get another four C.Ds AND a hardback book with it.
Found by RFC ages ago,the Jam boxset has got to be one of the best deals ever on HUKD :thumbsup:

http://www.hotukdeals.com/forums/showthread.php?t=120999

P.S, if its punk,I'll eat my hat !
#14
Cannae beat Snap! for a Jam compilation album. Although they've tried hard enough:
Snap! (1983) #2 UK
Compact Snap! (1985)
All The Choice Cuts (1990)
Greatest Hits (1991) #2 UK
Extras (1992) #15 UK
Wasteland (1992)
Beat Surrender (1993)
The Jam Collection (1996)
The Master Series (1997)
The Very Best of The Jam (1997) #9 UK
The Jam at the BBC (2002) #33 UK
The Sound of the Jam (2002) #3 UK
The Best Of The Jam - The Millennium Collection (20th Century Masters) (2003)
Gold (2005)
The Jam Story (2006)

Chers
SImon
#15
Hot!

The greatest band ever!
#16
therealslimkaty
Yup us that were fans at the time KNOW they weren't punk!


From what I remember "back in the day" the Jam supposedly started off with intentions of being a "punk" band but that's not how things panned out for them. I'm sure the hard core Mods on here will know the "real" history :roll:

I was into punk at that point but the Jam certainly have some good tunes :thumbsup:

Edit:

Had to google it to see what I could bring up...

Around 1976, Weller had another stylistic revelation after seeing the Sex Pistols. He recalled later, "The Pistols’ noisy garage band racket and Rotten’s youthful amphetamined arrogance. I loved it! It was so young and exciting, and of course, there were no flares - one of the most hideous fashion creations ever!”[5] In the following two years, The Jam gained a small following around London from playing minor gigs, becoming one of the new lights on the nascent punk scene. In many ways, however, they stood out from their punk peers. Though they shared an "angry young men" outlook, short hair, crushing volume and lightning-fast tempos, The Jam wore neatly tailored suits where others wore ripped clothes, played professionally where others were defiantly amateurish, and displayed clear 1960s rock influences where others were disdainful (at least ostensibly) of such music (which had been a major influence on the "stadium rock" and "prog rock" of the 1970s). Indeed, the band were tagged by some journalists as revivalists. They were signed to Polydor Records by Chris Parry in early 1977.
#17
In my freezing cold flat, with damp on the walls,
Reading the comments about whether Paul's,
A punk - now that's entertainment!

Could those who think the Jam were a punk band please list those tracks that they feel are 'punk'?
#18
justageezer
Could those who think the Jam were a punk band please list those tracks that they feel are 'punk'?


In The Spitty
Pogoing Underground
#19
termite
In The Spitty
Pogoing Underground

Ah, of course, on the same album as English Gross :)
#20
justageezer
In my freezing cold flat, with damp on the walls,
Reading the comments about whether Paul's,
A punk - now that's entertainment!

Could those who think the Jam were a punk band please list those tracks that they feel are 'punk'?


Formed by Paul Weller at the tender age of fourteen, the Jam started out as a mod-influenced [COLOR="Red"]punk band [/COLOR]and quickly evolved into the biggest rock band in late 1970s and early '80s Britain.


http://uk.real.com/music/artist/The_Jam/

The Jam were the most popular band to emerge from the initial wave of British [COLOR="red"]punk rock [/COLOR]in 1977; along with the Sex Pistols, the Clash, and the Buzzcocks, The Jam had the most impact on pop music.....Paradoxically, that meant even when their music became more pop than punk, they never abandoned the [COLOR="Red"]punk[/COLOR] values -- if anything, Weller stuck to the strident independent ethics of 1977 [COLOR="red"]more than any other punk band [/COLOR]just by simply refusing to change.


http://shopping.yahoo.com/p:The%20Jam:1927003922:page=biography

By this time, the Jam were also learning dynamics and pacing. They had begun to spread their songs out so that their punch lines didn't pile up and defuse one another. 'A' Bomb in Wardour Street," the jukebox hit, is [COLOR="red"]punky[/COLOR] and abrupt, with clipped guitar downbeats trading off against naked snare hits.


http://www.salon.com/weekly/music2960729.html

My Cousin and me were both religious John Peel listeners and I can’t really recall him playing a lot of The Jam. I waited until ‘All Around The World’ came out before I bought into them, then obviously went and bought ‘In The City’. I suppose it wasn’t really until ‘Modern World’ that I became a big fan though, and that’s because they covered ‘Sweet Soul Music’, which I already knew off by heart. I remember being fascinated by the fact that a [COLOR="red"]‘Punk’ [/COLOR]band were covering it.

I think my fascination with The Jam was fuelled by the fact that they were labeled [COLOR="red"]Punk[/COLOR], dressed like Mods and covered Soul standards. It was through the Jam that I started to discover the sixties bands like The Small Faces, Kinks and The Who, the fact that they were Soul fans made me like them even more. It was that feeling that they were doing something special that always came across, and also that they didn’t really fit into any bracket. Like Dexys Midnight Runners, they had that indefinable attitude that basically said: ‘We’re The Jam, take it or leave it.’


http://www.peom.co.uk/the%20jam.html
#21
[COLOR="Black"][SIZE="3"]Punk ? Oh Dear :roll:

If Paul Weller heard you saying that he would probably offer to knock your block orf. ;-)

From a young lass I played his music and drove my parents loopy and till this day I still love his music and go to the concerts. :-D

Great price by the way![/SIZE][/COLOR]
#22
vespa
[COLOR="Black"][SIZE="3"]Punk ? Oh Dear :roll:

If Paul Weller heard you saying that he would probably offer to knock your block orf. ;-)

From a young lass I played his music and drove my parents loopy and till this day I still love his music and go to the concerts. :-D

Great price by the way![/SIZE][/COLOR]


LOL, well if you read the quote from Weller above, regarding the Sex Pistols that would hardly be his reaction now would it?

I'm pretty sure most of the Jam fans were "Mods" and baulk at the idea of them being "punk" :whistling:
#23
The Jam were about in the last days of punk but they were not punk as we know it, I've got every album they made and they are one of my favourite bands.

The only people who call them punk are people who obviously weren't fans and haven't listened to them regardless of what some muso journalist wrote

nuf said :viking:

Big can of worms this one
#24
HrHr, gtd65, nice try.

Real.COM some American site who know feck all about English bands.
A reference to a "punky" record, not stating the band were punk.
And some dopey Bradford dork saying he thought they were punk.

Hardly a defintive.

Paul Weller is known as "The Modfather". I don't think anyone has ever called him "The Punkfather".

You were obviously born after 1980 gtd65. Those old enough know these guys were Mods.
The music, clothes etc all Mod.
#25
hwangeruk
HrHr, gtd65, nice try.

Real.COM some American site who know feck all about English bands.
A reference to a "punky" record, not stating the band were punk.
And some dopey Bradford dork saying he thought they were punk.

Hardly a defintive.

Paul Weller is known as "The Modfather". I don't think anyone has ever called him "The Punkfather".

You were obviously born after 1980 gtd65. Those old enough know these guys were Mods.
The music, clothes etc all Mod.



Yes obviously, (I'll give you a hint) the "65" in my handle refers to post 1980.....;-)

The main point is not argueing whether or not the Jam were considered a "Mod" band which I do believe is the case.

The point I'm trying to convey, unsuccessfully, is that they started off as a punk genre band. Classifying a band as "punk" is also difficult as there were many different sounds and looks.

The reference to the Jam starting off as a punk band was also not limited to US websites or Yorkshire, it was also noted in Scotland in the 1970's (by friends of mine that were big Jam fans) but at the end of the day they have some excellent tunes and it's a moot point what their perceived genre classification is ;)

I'll clarify my position - the Jam were classified as a Mod band but started off on the punk circuit.
banned 1 Like #26
gtd65
Yes obviously, (I'll give you a hint) the "65" in my handle refers to post 1980.....;-)

The main point is not argueing whether or not the Jam were considered a "Mod" band which I do believe is the case.

The point I'm trying to convey, unsuccessfully, is that they started off as a punk genre band. Classifying a band as "punk" is also difficult as there were many different sounds and looks.

The reference to the Jam starting off as a punk band was also not limited to US websites or Yorkshire, it was also noted in Scotland in the 1970's (by friends of mine that were big Jam fans) but at the end of the day they have some excellent tunes and it's a moot point what their perceived genre classification is ;)

I'll clarify my position - the Jam were classified as a Mod band but started off on the punk circuit.



they were never punk,mate
get over it already:whistling:
#27
gers11
they were never punk,mate
get over it already:whistling:


Maybe if you jumped up and down on the spot, a good point would stop going over your head.
#28
Aint no PUNK band!
#29
Hagga27
Aint no PUNK band!



Sometimes you just have to laugh :thumbsup:

http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s52/gtd2000/Thejam.jpg

It does bring a certain smile to my face I must admit...

http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s52/gtd2000/thejam2.jpg
banned#30
gtd65
Sometimes you just have to laugh :thumbsup:

http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s52/gtd2000/Thejam.jpg

It does bring a certain smile to my face I must admit...

http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s52/gtd2000/thejam2.jpg


the dummy has well and truely fallen out of your gub aint it mate!:-D
#31
gers11
the dummy has well and truely fallen out of your gub aint it mate!:-D


Hehe - I just like to play Devil's Advocate that's all :thumbsup:

As an aside, one of my mates (he'll be 43 now - I'm 42 - both old farts!) who played bass in a punk and eventually psycho-billy band went round looking like Paul Weller for years, next time I'm home in Scotland I'll ask him for his take on it :roll:

Hope this wasn't too tardy a reply - I'm currently recovering from an evening at Cafe Havana in Manila....be bloody glad to hit the sack :whistling:

Gers11 as in Ran"gers" by any chance?

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