What are your memories of The Jam and Paul Weller?

Sentimental as Anything

What memories come back to you when you hear the music of The Jam?

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For me, the music brigs back memories that are a powerful mixture of admiration and angst  – fascination and frustration!

I was blown away by the power and energy of their music and Paul Weller’s songwriting and especially his lyrics.

I was also frustrated that I could never be as cool as Paul – his clothes, his haircut, and his general image.

I played in uni bands trying to get UK indie look.

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But I was too ethnic-looking – I looked more like De Niro in his Rupert Pupkin era.

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Our band was in Australia – but there were lots of impressionable Jam fans here too.

There was even a bit of a Mod  revival scene – with “Mods” trying to look cool but sweating so much in their Parkas in hot Australia.

You could only…

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