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The Jam: The Rainbow, London

John Pidgeon, Melody Maker, 19 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. Out front parkas predominated, as if plum loafers and peanut suits had never existed. Parkas originated as practical wear for the boys with scooters, but there were major faces who wouldn't be seen dead on two wheels.

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