YMMV / The Jam

  • Americans Hate Tingle: They never really caught on in America despite their huge success in their native UK. Arguably one of several examples from around this time who were simply "too British" to have widespread appeal stateside. They did manage to have some of the most-imported records to the US, though.
  • Misaimed Fandom: "The Eton Rifles" is often treated as a simplistically left-wing anti-public-schoolboy song, but if you listen to the lyrics of the verses and the bridge, it's just as much an attack on middle-class left-wingers who incite working-class people into doomed "revolutionary" actions and never face the consequences themselves.
    What a catalyst you turned out to be, loaded the guns and then ran off home for your tea
  • Suspiciously Similar Song: The bassline, drum part, guitar part, general musical feel and overall shape of "Start!" are essentially "Taxman" by The Beatles. All that's different are the melody, the chord sequence and the words.