What memories come back to you when you hear the music of The Jam?
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.
But I was too ethnic-looking – I looked more like De Niro in his Rupert Pupkin era.
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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