The Jam

The Jam

Punk Mod New Wave British Rock
The Jam was a punk/mod revival group formed in Woking, England in 1972 consisting of Paul Weller (vocals, guitar), Bruce Foxton (bass, vocals) and Rick Buckler (drums). The band split in 1982. The band released six albums and had 18 consecutive Top 40 hits in the United Kingdom between 1977 and 1982, including four #1 singles (Going Underground, Start!, Town Called Malice and Beat Surrender). Their singles "That's Entertainment" and "Just Who Is the Five O'Clock Hero" are the best selling import singles in UK history. More Info »

Top Albums

  • Greatest Hits
    Greatest Hits
  • The Jam Story
    The Jam Story
  • Sound Affects
    Sound Affects
  • In the City
    In the City
  • The Sound of The Jam
    The Sound of The Jam
  • All Mod Cons
    All Mod Cons
  • The Gift
    The Gift
  • The Very Best of The Jam
    The Very Best of The Jam
  • Gold
    Gold
  • Setting Sons
    Setting Sons
  • This Is the Modern World
    This Is the Modern World
  • Snap
    Snap
  • Direction Reaction Creation
    Direction Reaction Creation
  • The Very Best Of
    The Very Best Of
  • Compact Snap!
    Compact Snap!
  • The Best Of The Jam 20th Century Masters The Millennium Collection
    The Best Of The Jam 20th Century Masters The Millennium Collection
  • Beat Surrender
    Beat Surrender
  • Snap!
    Snap!
  • Extras: A Collection of Rarities
    Extras: A Collection of Rarities
  • The Sound Of The Jam  (Deluxe Sound & Vision)
    The Sound Of The Jam (Deluxe Sound & Vision)
  • Dig The New Breed
    Dig The New Breed
  • Extras
    Extras
  • Live Jam
    Live Jam
  • The Jam At The BBC
    The Jam At The BBC
  • The Jam Collection
    The Jam Collection
  • The Jam Hit Pac - 5 Series
    The Jam Hit Pac - 5 Series
  • All the Choice Cuts
    All the Choice Cuts
  • Sound Affects (Remastered Version)
    Sound Affects (Remastered Version)
  • In The City (Remastered Version)
    In The City (Remastered Version)
  • The Worth It Collection
    The Worth It Collection
  • Snap (2006 Double CD)
    Snap (2006 Double CD)
  • Lost & Found: The Jam
    Lost & Found: The Jam
  • All Mod Cons (Remastered Version)
    All Mod Cons (Remastered Version)
  • This Is the Modern World / All Mod Cons
    This Is the Modern World / All Mod Cons
  • Collection
    Collection
  • The Gift (Remastered Version)
    The Gift (Remastered Version)
  • Direction, Reaction, Creation (disc 1)
    Direction, Reaction, Creation (disc 1)
  • Direction, Reaction, Creation (disc 3)
    Direction, Reaction, Creation (disc 3)
  • Setting Sons (Remastered Version)
    Setting Sons (Remastered Version)
  • Direction, Reaction, Creation (disc 2)
    Direction, Reaction, Creation (disc 2)
  • 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of the Jam
    20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of the Jam
  • Direction, Reaction, Creation (disc 4)
    Direction, Reaction, Creation (disc 4)
  • Jam Collection
    Jam Collection
  • Direction, Reaction, Creation (disc 5)
    Direction, Reaction, Creation (disc 5)
  • This Is The Modern World (Remastered Version)
    This Is The Modern World (Remastered Version)
  • The Best of Greatest Hits UK
    The Best of Greatest Hits UK
  • Millenium Edition
    Millenium Edition
  • The Jam at the Rainbow
    The Jam at the Rainbow

The Jam. Artist Bio

The Jam was a punk/mod revival group formed in Woking, England in 1972 consisting of Paul Weller (vocals, guitar), Bruce Foxton (bass, vocals) and Rick Buckler (drums). The band split in 1982. The band released six albums and had 18 consecutive Top 40 hits in the United Kingdom between 1977 and 1982, including four #1 singles (Going Underground, Start!, Town Called Malice and Beat Surrender). Their singles "That's Entertainment" and "Just Who Is the Five O'Clock Hero" are the best selling import singles in UK history.

The band drew upon a variety of stylistic influences over the course of their career, including 1960s beat music, soul, rhythm and blues and psychedelic rock, as well as 1970s punk and new wave. The trio was known for its melodic pop songs, its distinctly English flavour and its mod image. The band launched the career of Paul Weller, who went on to form The Style Council and later had a successful solo career. Weller wrote and sang most of The Jam’s original compositions, and he played lead guitar, using a Rickenbacker. Bruce Foxton provided backing vocals and prominent basslines, which were the foundation of many of the band’s songs, including the hits "Down in the Tube Station at Midnight", "The Eton Rifles", "Going Underground" and "Town Called Malice".

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