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The Smiths and The Jam: The Great English Rock Group

Iman Lababedi, Creem, March 1988

THE SMITHS broke up recently. No need for tears. The Smiths were a fine band, sure, but I doubt they made your life — and if they did you're in the minority. About the time the Smiths first came to the States, back in late '83, Paul Weller broke up the Jam. No need for tears. The Jam never made it big in the States; their fifth LP, The Gift, entered the English charts at #1 and didn't make a dent Stateside.

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