With a loud thundering of socio-political fury, The Jam took the nation on an unapologetic journey from the initial explosion of punk rock in 1977.

The English trio of frontman Paul Weller, bassist Bruce Foxton, and drummer Rick Buckler documented the issue of their generation: it was a huge world and to get what you wanted, you had to go out and get amongst it.

It’s easy to forget that The Jam weren’t an original mod band, they didn’t really get going until The Who had begun to wind down. They carried the torch for a 60s mod revival movement with their clever synthesis of soulful flair, mastery of British Invasion, and punk rock vigor.

Being British to the bone invited a struggle to get noticed in America. However, their UK success was cemented in the late 70s and early 80s. With numerous hits topping the charts with booming social commentaries exploring political movements, leftist ideas, and launching attacks on The Kinks, The Jam are considered one of Britain’s most remarkable music talents. A fan favourite, ‘Going Underground’, was the trio’s first British number one — earning an honorable place in the canon of the greatest rock and roll anthems.
Although they broke up in 1982, with no signs of a reunion, their legacy in Britain is distinct — with a multitude of imitators even to this day being testament

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