‘In The City’ by THE JAM
Released 20 May 1977
Led by angry young man PAUL WELLER the rousing mod punk trio THE JAM released their smashing debut LP IN THE CITY forty years ago – on 20 May 1977. The start of a brilliant career with six albums – from good to perfect – that ended when Weller decided to take other directions. Only last week The Modfather released ‘A Kind Revolution‘, already his 13th solo album. But let’s go back in time today, back to the heyday of punk, back to 1977.
What the press said about THE JAM‘s debut…
“Armed and extremely dangerous The Jam stalk the decrepit grooves. If you don’t like them, hard luck they’re gonna be around for a long time. It’s been a long time since albums actually reflected pre-20 delusions and this one does”.
“Paul Weller captures that entire teen frustration vibe with the melodic grace and dynamic aplomb of early Kinks and Who…”
“In the City is a remarkable debut and stands as one of the landmark punk albums…”
“Weller’s songs are anything but an embarrassment, he has a deft touch that places his
material on a much higher plateau…”
Music, maestro, please. Here are some knockout highlights…
IN THE CITY
TAKIN’ MY LOVE
Here’s the rough diamond in full…