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7th Jul '16 9:59:01 AM gewunomox
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While sharing the sociopolitical outrage and fast tempos of their contemporaries such as the Music/SexPistols and Music/TheClash, The Jam distinguished themselves by their love for TheSixties mod scene - whereas other punksters wore ripped clothes and played amateurishly, The Jam wore neatly tailored suits in imitation of TheWho and drew on a wide variety of influences such as {{Soul}} and R&B, TheWho, PowerPop, PsychedelicRock, PopPunk, PostPunk and [[NewWaveMusic New Wave]]. Their songs were distinguished by their accessible, poppy hooks and Weller's highly-acclaimed lyrics, whose sociopolitical criticism and distinct "Englishness" drew comparisons to [[TheKinks Ray Davies]]. They became one of the most popular bands of the late-70's and early 80's in Britain.

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While sharing the sociopolitical outrage and fast tempos of their contemporaries such as the Music/SexPistols and Music/TheClash, The Jam distinguished themselves by their love for TheSixties mod scene - whereas other punksters wore ripped clothes and played amateurishly, The Jam wore neatly tailored suits in imitation of TheWho The Who and drew on a wide variety of influences such as {{Soul}} and R&B, TheWho, Music/TheWho, PowerPop, PsychedelicRock, PopPunk, PostPunk and [[NewWaveMusic New Wave]]. Their songs were distinguished by their accessible, poppy hooks and Weller's highly-acclaimed lyrics, whose sociopolitical criticism and distinct "Englishness" drew comparisons to [[TheKinks Ray Davies]]. They became one of the most popular bands of the late-70's and early 80's in Britain.



* CoverVersion: "Slow Down" by Larry Williams, the ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' theme, "In the Midnight Hour" by Wilson Pickett, "David Watts" by TheKinks, "Heat Wave" by Martha and the Vandellas, "So Sad About Us" and "Disguises" by TheWho. There is also a demo of "I Feel Good" (James Brown) which was issued in a compilation.

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* CoverVersion: "Slow Down" by Larry Williams, the ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' theme, "In the Midnight Hour" by Wilson Pickett, "David Watts" by TheKinks, "Heat Wave" by Martha and the Vandellas, "So Sad About Us" and "Disguises" by TheWho.Music/TheWho. There is also a demo of "I Feel Good" (James Brown) which was issued in a compilation.
17th Feb '16 6:04:16 PM Exxolon
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->''Some people might say my life is in a rut,\\
But I'm quite happy with what I've got.\\
People might say that I should strive for more,\\
But I'm so happy I can't see the point.''
-->"Going Underground"
22nd Dec '15 3:08:33 PM sharkcrap11
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* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: At the beginning of their career, their songs were generally on the harder end of 5. Later albums (from ''All Mod Cons'' on) drop into 3-4 territory with increasing frequency, and also have the odd song ("English Rose" is perhaps the best example) that gets as low as a 1-2.
20th Aug '15 1:27:50 PM GlennMagusHarvey
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Not to be confused with either the Justified Ancients of [=MuMu=] or JAM Project.
13th Aug '15 5:34:55 PM MetaFour
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* {{Bowdlerise}}: The album version of "The Modern World" has the lyrics "I don't give two fucks about your review". For the radio single, Paul Weller didn't "give a damn" instead.
6th Mar '15 9:37:08 PM DeepRed
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* ProtestSong: Most notably "Eton Rifles" and "Going Underground".

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* ProtestSong: Most notably "Eton Rifles" and Rifles", "Going Underground".Underground" and "Town Called Malice".
6th Mar '15 9:35:50 PM DeepRed
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* ProtestSong: Most notably "Eton Rifles" and "Going Underground".


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* SlobsVersusSnobs: Paul Weller was inspired to write "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C7kUDkK70qQ&ob=av2n The Eton Rifles]]" by an incident in Slough, where Eton College cadets heckled a Right To Work protest march. The protesters, thinking they could put 'posh schoolboys' in their place, were provoked into physical violence against the cadets, only to be outclassed by the cadets' military training.
1st Jan '15 9:38:09 AM MetaFour
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* GreatestHitsAlbum: A few. Their first, ''Snap!'', is probably the best, as it collects all their non-album singles, plus some b-sides, rarities, and album tracks. In fact, Allmusic calls ''Snap!'' "one of the ''greatest'' greatest-hits albums of all time".
6th Oct '14 1:04:52 PM m8e
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While sharing the sociopolitical outrage and fast tempos of their contemporaries such as the Music/SexPistols and Music/TheClash, The Jam distinguished themselves by their love for TheSixties mod scene - whereas other punksters wore ripped clothes and played amateurishly, The Jam wore neatly tailored suits in imitation of TheWho and drew on a wide variety of influences such as {{Soul}} and R&B, TheWho, PowerPop, PsychedelicRock, PopPunk, PostPunk and Music/NewWave. Their songs were distinguished by their accessible, poppy hooks and Weller's highly-acclaimed lyrics, whose sociopolitical criticism and distinct "Englishness" drew comparisons to [[TheKinks Ray Davies]]. They became one of the most popular bands of the late-70's and early 80's in Britain.

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While sharing the sociopolitical outrage and fast tempos of their contemporaries such as the Music/SexPistols and Music/TheClash, The Jam distinguished themselves by their love for TheSixties mod scene - whereas other punksters wore ripped clothes and played amateurishly, The Jam wore neatly tailored suits in imitation of TheWho and drew on a wide variety of influences such as {{Soul}} and R&B, TheWho, PowerPop, PsychedelicRock, PopPunk, PostPunk and Music/NewWave.[[NewWaveMusic New Wave]]. Their songs were distinguished by their accessible, poppy hooks and Weller's highly-acclaimed lyrics, whose sociopolitical criticism and distinct "Englishness" drew comparisons to [[TheKinks Ray Davies]]. They became one of the most popular bands of the late-70's and early 80's in Britain.
6th Aug '14 1:29:10 PM ThornBrain
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* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: The bassline and beat of "Start!" are lifted straight out of "Taxman" by Music/TheBeatles.
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