Jam - That's Entertainment: Collection (CD)

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New 2012 collection of hits from the face of the Mod revival movement of the 80's. The Jam had 18 consecutive top 40 singles in the UK and four number one hits.

Product Details

Barcode
600753398371
Department
Music
Released
20 Aug 2012
Artist
Jam
Format
Audio CD
Genre
Rock
Label
Spectrum Audio UK
Tracks
  1. That's Entertainment
  2. Going Underground
  3. Pretty Green
  4. Man In the Corner Shop
  5. Saturday's Kids
  6. The Eton Rifles
  7. Town Called Malice
  8. Running On the Sot
  9. Wasteland
  10. Strange Town
  11. The Butterfly Collector
  12. Down in the Tube Station at Midnight [Single Edit] [Edit]
  13. The Place I Love
  14. Life From a Window
  15. The Modern World
  16. I've Changed My Address
  17. Set the House Ablaze [Dig the Need Breed Live Version] [Live]
  18. Scrape Away
  19. Precious
  20. Shopping
Year
2012
Supply Source
UK

The Jam

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Real Name
Paul Weller, Bruce Foxton and Rick Buckler
Profile
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 (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; .

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 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 and 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 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.
Members
  • Bruce Foxton
  • Dave Waller
  • Paul Weller
  • Rick Buckler
  • Steve Brookes
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