THE JAM - IN THE CITY
The Jam In The City Vinyl LP + Download
One of the most popular bands to emerge from the UK punk rock scene of 1977; The Jam had a phenomenal impact on pop music and wider youth culture. In their short career, along with the likes of the Sex Pistols and The Clash, they influenced a generation with their music, style, politics and inspiration.
Taking creative direction from a wide sphere of influences – The Who, Dr. Feelgood, The Kinks and Motown amongst others - they achieved 18 consecutive Top 40 singles in the UK (including 4 No. 1's). Due to their fanatical following, their singles often shot straight to the top 10, or No. 1 in some cases and their gigs sold out within minutes. Still beloved by original fans and new supporters through Paul Weller’s solo career – he still plays many of The Jam's songs in his live sets to this very day.
All six of The Jam's studio albums are now available on newly remastered heavyweight vinyl including: In The City (1977), This Is The Modern World (1977), All Mod Cons (1978), Setting Sons (1979), Sound Affects (1980) and The Gift (1982).
In the Year of Punk, The Jam exploded onto the music scene with this seminal debut album. The raw, unfettered aggression of the band’s approach was well in keeping with the spirit of the times, but the heart of their songs and sound lay in the mod movement of the mid-’60s. Weller comes off like a cross between Joe Strummer and a young Pete Townshend, bashing unreservedly through “Slow Down,” one of the R&B tunes that inspired the original mods.
He also extols the virtues of frenzied dancing and nonconformist youth culture (“Non-Stop Dancing,” “Away From The Numbers”) over the raging three-chord attack of bassist Bruce Foxton and drummer Rick Buckler. The pure punk insouciance of his words and delivery is a perfect match for the raging but hooky arrangements, which basically consisted of the band walking into the studio and blazing through their live set.
The Jam In The City Track Listing:
1. Art School
2. I've Changed My Address
3. Slow Down
4. I Got By In Time
5. Away From The Numbers
6. Batman Theme
7. In The City
8. Sounds From The Street
9. Non-Stop Dancing
10. Time For Truth
11. Takin' My Love
12. Bricks And Mortar