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The Jam, The Gun Club: Palladium, New York NY

Karen Schlosberg, Trouser Press, September 1982

UNDER A WIDE banner that said "Trans-Global Unity Express," the Jam played an intense 80-minute set to a half-empty Palladium. Songwriter/guitarist Paul Weller, with his neatly cut hair, youthfully serious demeanor, short-sleeve knit sport shirt buttoned tight to the neck and an ever-present wad of chewing gum, looked like he was on holiday from prep school. Yet he attacked his guitar and microphone with furious passion, spitting out lyrics so fiercely that the tendons in his neck stood out.

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