‘SOUND AFFECTS’ – Fifth Album By THE JAM Released 40 Years Ago Today

28 November 2020

Album: SOUND AFFECTS – fifth LP

Released: 28 November 1980 – 40 years ago today
Score: #2 in the UK and New-Zealand

BBC Music wrote: “With six released in five years, each one of the Jam’s albums is a distinct stage on Paul Weller’s journey from callow, Thatcher-supporting yoof to mature writer with more on his mind than just teenage angst and political disatisfaction… Sound Affects shows
a band that was being pushed by its leader slightly beyond their level of ability. Buckler and Foxton’s propulsive acumen was already falling behind Weller’s ambitions. After the full-on
soul revival of The Gift he was to abandon the three-piece for pastures new. But on this LP
you get to hear the Jam at their absolute peak.”

Paul Weller: “Pop music was supposed to be a flash in the pan, but here we are 50 years
later and it means something to us, and it always will do. It’s incredibly important.”

Turn Up The Volume: Unforgettable band, unforgettable records, unforgettable
singles, unforgettable outfits, unforgettable gigs… that’s entertainment!.

Singles/clips: Start! / That’s Entertainment

– START! –


Full album…

THE JAM: All Albums

‘START!’ By THE JAM – No 1 Hit Single In The UK 39 Years Ago Today…

Knockouts from the past

6 September 2019

Band: The Jam
Song: Start!
Album: Sound Affects – their fifth LP
Note: It was the band’s eleventh UK single and their second number-one,
following double A-side single ‘Going Underground’/’Dreams of Children’.
‘Start!’ is strongly influenced by both the main guitar riff & bass riff of
The Beatles‘ 1966 song “Taxman” from the album Revolver, written by
George Harrison. Also, B-side ‘Liza Radley‘ borrows from ‘Taxman
Success: Topped the UK Singles Chart on 6 September 1980,
39 years ago today

Here are the Fab Four, sorry, I mean The Weller Trio…

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