The Jam


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The Jam era un gruppo musicale new wave inglese fondato da Paul Weller nel 1976, molto influenzato da The Beatles, The Kinks, The Who[2] e con sonorità simili, soprattutto all’inizio, a quelle dei Clash,[3][4] morbide e allo stesso tempo ritmate e decise. Durante i sei anni di attività, la band non ha mai modificato la propria formazione, costituita dal bassista Bruce Foxton, dal batterista Rick Buckler e dal chitarrista e cantante Paul Weller. Recentemente Foxton e Buckler hanno effettuato diversi concerti dal vivo e programmato un tour per l’autunno del 2007, oltre alla pubblicazione di un nuovo album (che sarebbe il settimo), il tutto però senza la partecipazione di Weller.
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The Jam were an English punk rock/mod revival band active during the late 1970s and early 1980s.
They were formed in Woking, Surrey. While they shared the “angry young men” outlook and fast tempos of their punk rock contemporaries, The Jam wore smartly tailored suits rather than ripped clothes, and they incorporated a number of mainstream 1960s rock and R&B influences rather than rejecting them, placing The Jam at the forefront of the mod revival movement.
They had 18 consecutive Top 40 singles in the United Kingdom, from their debut in 1977 to their break-up in December 1982, including four number one hits. As of 2007, “That’s Entertainment” and “Just Who Is the 5 O’Clock Hero?” remained the best-selling import singles of all time in the UK.[5] They released one live album and six studio albums, the last of which, The Gift, hit number one on the UK album charts. When the group split up, their first 15 singles were re-released and all placed within the top 100.
The band drew upon a variety of stylistic influences over the course of their career, including 1960s beat music, soul, rhythm and blues and psychedelic rock, as well as 1970s punk and new wave. The trio was known for its melodic pop songs, its distinctly English flavour and its mod image. The band launched the career of Paul Weller, who went on to form The Style Council and later had a successful solo career. Weller wrote and sang most of The Jam’s original compositions, and he played lead guitar, using a Rickenbacker. Bruce Foxton provided backing vocals and prominent basslines, which were the foundation of many of the band’s songs, including the hits “Down in the Tube Station at Midnight”, “The Eton Rifles”, “Going Underground” and “Town Called Malice”.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Jam

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