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The Jam: London Hammersmith Odeon

Live Review by Jon Savage, Sounds, December 1977

FRAGMENTATION STRIKES DEEP... as punk "culture" is guided firmly into several easily categorizable (and therefore easier controlled)/marketable segments(divided we consume), it's clean teen night. ...

The Jam: Direction Reaction Creation

Review by Keith Cameron, New Musical Express, May 1997

IF WE ACCEPT pop as the religion of youth in the last quarter of the 20th century, then there can be no more striking example ...

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Book Excerpt by Caroline Coon, 1988: The New Wave Punk Rock Explosion, 1977

"I want more bands like us. I want people to go out and start something, to see us and start something, or else I'm just ...

Jam: Maximum New Wave

Report and Interview by Chas de Whalley, Sounds, March 1977

PEOPLE TRY TO put us down just because we sound like The Who. ...

The Stranglers/The Jam/Cherry Vanilla: The Roundhouse, London

Live Review by Nick Kent, New Musical Express, April 1977

THE JAM WERE scarcely halfway through their set at half past six when the geezer at the door of the Roundhouse told the 300-plus still ...

The Jam: In The City

Review by Chas de Whalley, Sounds, May 1977

I HEARD the Jam's single 'In The City' on the radio the other day. The bass came roaring up from the mix and through the ...

The Clash, The Jam, The Buzzcocks: The Rainbow Theatre, London

Live Review by Jon Savage, Sounds, May 1977

Rock ‘n’ roll can be one of the few honest things left in this world.Yes.An event, a gathering of the clans.Yes.But it was all down ...

The Jam: In The City (Polydor 2383 447)

Review by Kris Needs, ZigZag, June 1977

THE JAM have come a long way since I first saw them supporting the Sex Pistols at Dunstable last October. Then they had an ill-fitting ...

The Jam: Boy Wonders Make The BIG STEP

Report and Interview by Chas de Whalley, Sounds, June 1977

PHEW. THAT was a close one! For a moment there I thought the Jam were going to blow it completely. ...

The Jam: The Nashville, London

Live Review by Nick Kent, New Musical Express, September 1977

THE NEW WAVE scene is arguably more interesting now than ever, as the big five or six bands are being forced to consolidate their first ...

The Jam: Environmental Music

Profile and Interview by Howie Klein, New York Rocker, November 1977

LAST MONTH the Jam travelled to America for a short promotional tour, playing dates in established new wave centers, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston and ...

The Jam: This Is The Modern World

Review by Mick Farren, New Musical Express, November 1977

SO THIS is the modern world. I'm glad they told me. For an instant I'd thought I'd been transported back to 1965. Flashback on flashback ...

The Jam: THIS Is The Modern World

Live Review by Phil Sutcliffe, Sounds, November 1977

The Jam: The Mayfair, Newcastle ...

Jam Springs Eternal

Report and Interview by Chas de Whalley, Sounds, December 1977

DOWN IN WOKING at three o'clock in the afternoon the Modern World seems miles away. Outside it's icy cold, but in number 44, with the ...

The Jam: This Is The Modern World

Review by Robot A. Hull, Creem, April 1978

QUICKIE QUIZ – The Jam is a throwback band that most closely resembles one of the following: (a) 3 Dog Night (b) The Who (c) ...

The Jam: All Mod Cons

Review by Charles Shaar Murray, New Musical Express, October 1978

THIRD ALBUMS generally mean that it's shut-up-or-get-cut-up time: when an act's original momentum has drained away and they've got to cover the distance from a ...

Rickenbacker Rock: The Jam

Profile by Ira Robbins, Trouser Press, December 1978

Try calling Paul Weller of the Jam a punk rocker, and finds out how icy a cold stare can be. The intense young man who ...

The Jam, Gang of Four: Music Machine, London

Live Review by Paul Morley, New Musical Express, January 1979

DOZING AT the back of the lower layer of the multi-tiered Music Machine I couldn't help wondering what it is to be charming, chillingly nostalgic ...

The Jam: A Mod At 20

Interview by Harry Doherty, Melody Maker, January 1979

Hope I die before I get old? The Jam's Paul Weller knows he can't write teenage anthems any more. HARRY DOHERTY sympathises. ...

The Jam: All Mod Cons

Review by Dave Schulps, Trouser Press, February 1979

IT HAS TAKEN the Jam merely three albums to go from a young band with a lot of energy and a love for mod-era rock'n'roll ...

The Jam: Dies' Ist Der Modernische Welt

Interview by Danny Baker, New Musical Express, March 1979

AND IN THE beginning there was darkness. Then, it has been written, the Mood formed the Pistols, Clash, Damned, Stranglers, Vibrators and the Jam and ...

The Jam: Invasion of the Riff Snatchers

Report and Interview by Ian Birch, Melody Maker, April 1979

Can a bunch of ordinary guys repeat the British Invasion? IAN BIRCH watches the Jam take on America. ...

The Jam: Mods For Moderns

Profile and Interview by Dave Schulps, Trouser Press, May 1979

Jam's Paul Weller knows where he's going ...

The Jam, The Records: City Hall, Newcastle

Live Review by Rick O'Shea, Pop Star Weekly, May 1979

We want Jam! ...

The Jam: The Rainbow, London

Live Review by John Pidgeon, Melody Maker, May 1979

FASHION NOTES first. The band, of course, were in their sharp suits, looking less like matching mods, though, than a good old group in uniform. ...

The Jam: The Revolution Will Start When Paul Weller Has Supped His Pint

Interview by Paul Morley, New Musical Express, November 1979

"I WOULDN'T say I'm a very articulate person, but I seem to be able to articulate when I write lyrics..." ...

The Jam: Setting Sons (Polydor)

Review by Tony Stewart, New Musical Express, November 1979

CHANGE. IT'S something Paul Weller wrote about on 'To Be Someone', that sour story on All Mod Cons about the kid who wanted to be famous and ...

The Jam, The Vapors: Apollo Theatre, Manchester

Live Review by Charles Shaar Murray, New Musical Express, December 1979

FIRST NIGHT out on tour: welcome back to another edition of So Who Really Is The Best Group In The World? Down in Manchester Apollo ...

The Jam: Riding Waves And Setting Standards

Interview by Mike Stand, Smash Hits, March 1980

WHEN I met Paul Weller I saw red. His shirt, his trousers, his pullover, his shoes – and I daresay his St. Michael Y-fronts – ...

The Jam Is Packed Off To America

Profile and Interview by Simon Frith, Creem, April 1980

THEY STARTED talking about clothes even before I left. They were discussing shirt makers. "Jermyn Street," was the consensus. "They will make silk up for ...

The Jam: Civic Theater, Santa Monica

Live Review by Sylvie Simmons, Sounds, April 1980

HERE IN peanut butter land they call jam jelly and it's transparent, slick and insubstantial, easily assimilated sweetness. Maybe that's why The Jam are having ...

The Jam: Rising Sons

Interview by Dave Schulps, Trouser Press, May 1980

HAS IT really been three years since the Jam made its first live appearance in America? Since three teenagers in matching suits and skinny ties ...

The Making of The Jam: The Men Behind The Scenes

Retrospective and Interview by Phil Sutcliffe, Sounds, July 1980

THE JAM: it's a family affair. A family of blood and/or loyalty, stick-together adhesion and sense of common purpose you might expect to come ...

The Jam, Or, How To Not Break In America (Because You Don't Want To)

Interview by Chris Salewicz, Creem, March 1981

ON A DAMP, dank Sunday lunchtime the three pasty-faced, unhealthy-looking members of the Jam sit in an uncomfortably functional room in a nondescript London hotel ...

The Jam: Sound Affects (Polydor)

Review by Don Snowden, New York Rocker, March 1981

SOUND AFFECTS finds the Jam stretching out, once again successfully staying off the (seemingly) inherent limitations of a three-piece lineup. ...

The Jam: The Channel, Boston

Live Review by Jim Sullivan, Boston Globe, The, June 1981

Still Charging Hard On The Punk Rock Line ...

The Jam: Fair Deal, Brixton, London

Live Review by Barney Hoskyns, New Musical Express, March 1982

"See me walking around – I'm the boy about town that you've heard of..." ...

The Paul Weller Interview

Interview by Chris Salewicz, Face, The, May 1982

AS PAUL WELLER says, in the mid-1960s the original spirit of Mod implanted itself into the soul of young Britain with a self-nurturing, almost religious ...

The Jam: Brighton Centre, Brighton

Live Review by Sandy Robertson, Sounds, October 1982

I WASN'T exactly willing to be converted but I was willing to be entertained. ...

Paul Weller: Last Man Standing

Interview by Paul Lester, Uncut, December 1998

"YOU SHOULD WRITE THAT LETTER," Paul Weller' is telling his press agents, Pippa Hall and Jane Wilkes of Monkey Business PR, referring to a particularly ...

Steve Cradock on Jam tribute album Fire and Skill

Interview by Kit Aiken, Uncut, October 1999

KA: What did The Jam mean to you? ...

Paul Weller: The MOJO Interview

Interview by Phil Sutcliffe, MOJO, August 2004

KEITH ALTHAM PR’d The Jam in the late '70s. In his book of post-retirement open letters to former clients, No More Mr Nice Guy, he ...

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