If you like The Artic Monkeys, The Libertines, The Bravery, or even Spoon, then you can thank The Jam. Revered by anglophiles everywhere, Paul Weller, Bruce Foxton, and Rick Buckler spearheaded the second wave of Mod in Britain in 1977. Coupling the rage of punk with the style and panache of their 1960s idols, The Jam were as much sound as vision. If you listen to the production style of some of their songs, and as you can see from the photos, there was an uneven level of success and failure with both.
Never-before-seen photos taken by the band’s official photographer, Neil “Twink” Tinning, from 1981-1982 have been selected from the recently published photographic book, The Jam Unseen (published by Cyan Books), and will be available as limited edition prints, individually numbered and signed. The photos depict the individual members of the original line-up of The Jam
The Jam Unseen photographic exhibition kicks off at the Movie Poster Art Gallery in London and runs from October 6-20.
The two members of the band not named Paul Weller hit the road as “From The Jam: Bruce Foxton and Rick Buckler” with a 20-date autumn 2007 tour. First show is Ipswich Regents Theatre on November 21st. The 22-date tour takes in London, Manchester, Newcastle, Glasgow, Southampton and ends December 21st at the Brighton Centre.
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Great post, after the Clash I think the Jam was one of the greatest acts ever. Never totally got into Paul Weller as a solo artist, would have loved if he stuck with more of the sound of the Jam.
The Jam are a class act. Count me in for tickets to their November 2007 tour dates. Bruce Foxton is a genius bass guitarist. Unmissable.