|Genres:||Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Television|
|Tags:||punk mod new wave british rock punk rock mod revival|
|Decades:||1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s|
This highly successful late 70s and early 80s UK band comprised Paul Weller (25 May 1958, Woking, Surrey, England; vocals/guitar), Bruce Foxton (b. 1 September 1955, Woking, Surrey, England; bass/vocals) and Rick Buckler (b. Paul Richard Buckler, 6 December 1955, Woking, Surrey, England; drums). After gigging consistently throughout 1976, the band signed to Polydor Records early the following year. Although emerging at the peak of punk, the Jam seemed oddly divorced from the movement. Their leader, Paul Weller, professed to voting Conservative (although he would later switch dramatically to support the Labour Party), and the bands musical influences were firmly entrenched in the early Who -influenced mod style. Their debut single, In The City, was a high energy outing, with Weller displaying his Rickenbacker guitar to the fore. With their next single, the non-album track All Around The World they infiltrated the UK Top 20 for the first...