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Old 07-18-2005, 04:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default The Jam

Who here likes The Jam.
Paul Weller(lead)/Bruce Foxton(bass)/Rick Buckler(drums).
Superb tracks like, Down in the Tubestation/The Eaton Rifles/Strange Town
and A-Bomb In Wardour Street.
Anyone a fan?
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Old 07-18-2005, 08:40 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The Jam are pretty good but I like the Style Council even better....
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Old 07-19-2005, 12:26 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Love them. Paul Weller is a God.

His new song- From the floorboards up, is great!
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Old 07-19-2005, 02:58 PM   #4 (permalink)
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The Jam are pretty good but I like the Style Council even better....
After disbanding The Jam and forming the Style Council, Paul Weller lost a lot of his original fan base. Apart from Jam-like tracks such as 'Walls Come Tumbling Down' most of the Style Council's music came as bit of a shock to his older fans. I respect what he did with the Style Council but I prefer the "angry young man", that Paul Weller was in his Jam days.
It took me until his solo album 'Stanley Road' for me to show an interest again.
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Old 07-19-2005, 04:53 PM   #5 (permalink)
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The Jam, where to start...

News of the World
Thick as Thieves
In the City
Start!
That's Entertainment
Funeral Pyre
the list goes on.....

Paul Weller's (solo) greatest song has to be 'You do Something to Me'

A greatly underrated songwriter, a national treasure
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Old 10-02-2005, 03:04 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I'm bumping this thread to post these lyrics.
In my opinion this song is Weller at his best.
Written in the late 70s this is easily the most accurate depiction of the lairier side of English society...I tell thee!
And still applies today...the real deal!
Anyone who has never heard 'Down In The Tube Station At Midnight'...download now!

The distant echo -
Of faraway voices boarding faraway trains
To take them home to
The ones that they love and who love them forever
The glazed, dirty steps - repeat my own and reflect my thoughts
Cold and uninviting, partially naked
Except for toffee wrapers and this morningís paper
Mr. jones got run down
Headlines of death and sorrow - they tell of tomorrow
Madmen on the rampage
And Iím down in the tube station at midnight
I fumble for change - and pull out the queen
Smiling, beguiling
I put in the money and pull out a plum
Behind me
Whispers in the shadows - gruff blazing voices
Hating, waiting
Hey boy they shout - have you got any money?
And I said - Iíve a little money and a take away curry,
Iím on my way home to my wife.
Sheíll be lining up the cutlery,
You know sheís expecting me
Polishing the glasses and pulling out the cork
And Iím down in the tube station at midnight

I first felt a fist, and then a kick
I could now smell their breath
They smelt of pubs and wormwood scrubs
And too many right wing meetings
My life swam around me
It took a look and drowned me in itís own existence
The smell of brown leather
It blended in with the weather
It filled my eyes, ears, nose and mouth
It blocked all my senses
Couldnít see, hear, speak any longer
And Iím down in the tube station at midnight
I said I was down in the tube station at midnight

The last thing that I saw
As I lay there on the floor
Was jesus saves painted by an atheist nutter
And a british rail poster read have an awayday - a cheap holiday -
Do it today!
I glanced back on my life
And thought about my wife
ícause they took the keys - and sheíll think itís me
And Iím down in the tube station at midnight
The wine will be flat and the curryís gone cold
Iím down in the tube station at midnight
Donít want to go down in a tube station at midnight
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Old 10-02-2005, 03:46 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Old 10-10-2006, 07:44 AM   #9 (permalink)
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I love the band!!

well im more into emo nowadays but the jam are awsome!

anyone else agree??

my fav songs were
-Eton Rifles
-Going Underground
-All around the world
-News of the world
-Town Called Malice

Yours?

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Old 10-10-2006, 09:47 AM   #10 (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.
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