Back in time
‘IN THE CITY’ by THE JAM
Released 20 May 1977
Led by angry young man PAUL WELLER mod-rock-punk trio THE JAM released their riff-crazy debut LP IN THE CITY forty-five years ago – on 20 May 1977. The start of a dazzling career with six hit LPs – from good to grand – that ended when Weller got tired of the band and decided to take other directions.
What the press said…
“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.
IN THE CITY
TAKIN’ MY LOVE
The rough ride in full…