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Old 10-19-2006, 11:00 AM   #21 (permalink)
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My sister bought me this for my Birthday a few years back...

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Direction-Re...e=UTF8&s=music

Everything they ever recorded plus a sh*tload of rarities.

One of my most played box sets & not a duff track on it.
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Old 10-19-2006, 12:28 PM   #22 (permalink)
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A mate of mine has that. Everytime I see it, I promise to treat myself.
Don't they have a singles/b-sides cd out?
I'd settle for that in the meantime.
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Old 10-19-2006, 01:24 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Yeah that would be Extras which came out about 10 years ago if I remember rightly.

Most of that album is on the box set, there`s basically only 5 songs not included on the box.

Pop Art Poem
No One In The World
And Your Bird Can Sing ... all off Extras

Other than those 3 there`s just the single versions of Start & Precious.

I`ve also got The Jam at the BBC album , 2 Cds of sessions & interveiws with a bonus live album of a gig for the BBC thrown in free.
Best 7 quid I ever spent
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Old 10-19-2006, 01:39 PM   #24 (permalink)
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The material The Jam produced and put out as b-sides is enough to make most bands jealous. All time favourite b-side...Butterfly Collector.
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Old 10-21-2006, 07:54 AM   #25 (permalink)
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They're my dad's favorite band along with The Clash. I love them too, they got kind of crap after a while, but their earlier music is amazing.

This band never put a foot wrong, and Wellar pulled the plug jsut at the right time, before they were old, diluted and mainstream - the man is a ledgend for the way he's handled his career and there's a lot others could learn from him.

Oh, and hijacking the thread now: If you type 'A Beggar's Opera' into You Tube you'll see a few friends of mine performing a live lounge-esque cover of one of thier favourite tracks. So - thoughts please - no holds barred..

There's more stuff on these lads at myspace.com/abeggarsopera - including their original songs (not unplugged) etc..



oh, and here's what the reviewers say:

"…Their music that has this dichotomy of devil-may-care decadence and polished discernment. The two sharp-looking blond brothers share vocal duties, harmonising and singing great modern pop songs sculpted from bits of The Libertines, The Beatles and Dylan. Judging by their performance tonight [maroon]A Beggar’s Opera[/maroon] have the ability to rocket into stardom. Their rock 'n' roll scowls will soon burn in the hearts of female fans and one bright day their songs will be sung anthem-like at festivals."
BBC Berkshire

'…Early Rolling Stones and Berlin era Beatles - They make us smile.' Club Velocity

‘"...It's easy to see why few break into the mainstream with so many bands competing for record deals. [maroon]A Beggar's Opera[/maroon] are a different matter. It is only a matter of time before they are spotted and signed up. For now they are unspoilt and raw and our little secret.' The Evening Standard

‘[maroon]A Beggar's Opera[/maroon] are the new rock 'n' roll. Just you wait 'til the NME laps them up’ BBC Berkshire

‘…Excellent songs with reference points spearing through The Beatles, Bob Dylan with a smattering of The Kinks toward a more up-to-date, more melodic Libertines. They possessed the kind of confidence that a band who had been touring for years would have.’ Decode Magazine

[maroon]'A Beggar’s Opera[/maroon], the band that everyone’s talking about at the moment were fantastic live, a rare blend of alt rock and indie music left me and the crowd speechless.' Mario Gambardella, Killing April Records
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Massive bump because I love these guys. Right-Track picked a good tune in "Down in the Tubestation at Midnight". Truly showcases Paul's superb songwriting. I'd definitely recommend The Jam to anyone.

My favorite record of theirs is The Modern World.
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Old 08-07-2009, 10:57 AM   #27 (permalink)
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I think they're pretty awesome.

Though Weller has played with Oasis and there's absolutely no way to justify that.
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Old 08-08-2009, 07:36 PM   #28 (permalink)
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Two reasons why The Jam are fucking great!:



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Old 08-09-2009, 06:45 AM   #29 (permalink)
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Two more reasons. Both of them from This Is the Modern World, which is definitely one of their best though more underrated albums.


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