The Jam singles

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Best Three Jam singles

In the City
13
10%
All Around the World
3
2%
This is the Modern World
3
2%
News of the World
0
No votes
David Watts/ 'A' Bomb in Wardour Street
3
2%
Down in the Tube Station at Midnight
20
16%
Strange Town
8
6%
When You're Young
2
2%
Eton Rifles
12
10%
Going Underground/Dreams of Children
22
18%
Start!
8
6%
Funeral Pyre
2
2%
Absolute Beginners
3
2%
Town Called Malice/Precious
17
14%
The Bitterest Pill
5
4%
Beat Surrender
4
3%
 
Total votes: 125

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Re: The Jam singles

Postby Matt Harringay » 11 Nov 2017, 09:52

Goat Boy wrote:I don't believe a stupid person could write the lyrics, which are good at times.


I thin they're astonishing at times.

I voted for When You're Young, Start! (same reason as Moley) and Town Called Malice.
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Re: The Jam singles

Postby Positive Passion » 11 Nov 2017, 10:35

trans-chigley express wrote:I’m surprised That’s Entertainment was never a single. I always assumed it was.


The problem with that song is that the demo version (on the compilation "snap") is much better than the version recorded by the band.

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Re: The Jam singles

Postby WG Kaspar » 12 Nov 2017, 09:59

Positive Passion wrote:
trans-chigley express wrote:I’m surprised That’s Entertainment was never a single. I always assumed it was.


The problem with that song is that the demo version (on the compilation "snap") is much better than the version recorded by the band.

I think it's superior too but I don't see it as a problem.
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Re: The Jam singles

Postby yomptepi » 12 Nov 2017, 10:58

I voted In the City, All around the world and Bitterest Pill.

I don't like the stupid attempts at political correctness, where he desperately over compensates for early error of confessing to being a tory. A Town called malice and Eton Rifles just try too hard. In the city is so effortless and light. I remember when I saw them at the Nashville in the very early days, they played it five times. great song.
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Re: The Jam singles

Postby The Modernist » 12 Nov 2017, 11:06

Political opinion or social commentary isn't the same as political correctness of course. PC must be the most overused, and misunderstood, term ever.

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Re: The Jam singles

Postby yomptepi » 12 Nov 2017, 11:09

The Modernist wrote:Political opinion or social commentary isn't the same as political correctness of course. PC must be the most overused, and misunderstood, term ever.


Weller wouldn't know a political opinion if you beat him to death with one. he can barely breathe...
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Re: The Jam singles

Postby Positive Passion » 12 Nov 2017, 12:56

WG Kaspar wrote:
Positive Passion wrote:
trans-chigley express wrote:I’m surprised That’s Entertainment was never a single. I always assumed it was.


The problem with that song is that the demo version (on the compilation "snap") is much better than the version recorded by the band.

I think it's superior too but I don't see it as a problem.


Well, I was aiming for the idea that they couldn't release the demo as the single because rick and bruce would be pissed off, but couldn't release the final version as the single in the UK because it wasn't as good as the demo. But this is all in my head and not real, of course.