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The Adverts, Alternative TV, The Buzzcocks, Eater, Generation X, The Jam, The Saints, Siouxsie & The Banshees, The Subway Sect, Ultravox, The Vibrators: Other Punk Bands

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, The: The Jam: In The City (Polydor 2382 447)

Review by Ira Robbins, Trouser Press, 1977

ANYONE WHO has paid any attention at all the last three years knows that I (and almost everyone else around this tiny office) rate the ...

The Jam: Jam: Maximum New Wave

Report and Interview by Chas de Whalley, Sounds, 5 March 1977

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

Jam, The: The Jam: The Roxy, London

Live Review by Barry Cain, Record Mirror, 2 April 1977

OBVIOUS BAND for the slag-off merchants this. ...

The Jam: In The City

Review by Chas de Whalley, Sounds, 14 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 ...

Jam, The: 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, 25 June 1977

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

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 ...

Jam, The: The Jam: In the City (Polydor)

Review by Richard Riegel, Creem, November 1977

ANARCHY IN the U.K.? You ain't heard nothing yet — just wait till the Sex Pistols wake up to the realization that they pissed away ...

The Jam: This Is The Modern World

Review by Mick Farren, NME, 5 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 ...

Greg Kihn: Greg Kihn Again

Review by Chas de Whalley, Sounds, 3 December 1977

GREG KIHN again? Does that mean I missed the first one? Suppose it does. Oh, well. So it goes. ...

The Jam: Jam Springs Eternal

Report and Interview by Chas de Whalley, Sounds, 17 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 ...

Power Pop part 1: Suddenly, Everything Is Power Pop!

Overview by Chas de Whalley, Sounds, 11 February 1978

A BRAND NEW YEAR and a brand new word for the media to fool about with, eh? What's it all about then, this Power Pop ...

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 Who: Pete Townshend

Interview by Dave Schulps, Trouser Press, April 1978

KAREN TOWNSHEND answers the door wearing a puzzled look. "Hello. I'm here to see Pete. We've got an interview scheduled for ten o'clock." The puzzled ...

The Jam: All Mod Cons

Review by Charles Shaar Murray, NME, 28 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 ...

X-Ray Spex: X-Ray-Spex: Germ Free Adolescents

Review by Charles Shaar Murray, NME, 18 November 1978

SMASH THE barriers and the truth shall make you free (as long as stocks last, anyway): barriers between humans and objects, between the natural (sic) ...

Siouxsie & The Banshees: Siouxsie and the Banshees: The Most Elitist Band In The World

Report and Interview by Peter Silverton, Sounds, 25 November 1978

'A gig is often an exaggeration of what we feel every day and therefore it can probably seem a bit ridiculous at times maybe. It ...

The Jam: 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: A Mod At 20

Interview by Harry Doherty, Melody Maker, 20 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. ...

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