The Jam Sound Affects on LP + Download
One of the most popular bands to emerge from the UK punk rock scene of 1977; The Jam had a phenomenal impact on pop music and wider youth culture. In their short career, along with the likes of the Sex Pistols and The Clash, they influenced a generation with their music, style, politics and inspiration.
Taking creative direction from a wide sphere of influences – The Who, Dr. Feelgood, The Kinks and Motown amongst others - they achieved 18 consecutive Top 40 singles in the UK (including 4 No. 1's). Due to their fanatical following, their singles often shot straight to the top 10, or No. 1 in some cases and their gigs sold out within minutes. Still beloved by original fans and new supporters through Paul Weller's solo career – he still plays many of The Jam's songs in his live sets to this very day.
All six of The Jam's studio albums are now available on newly remastered heavyweight vinyl including: In The City (1977), This Is The Modern World (1977), All Mod Cons (1978), Setting Sons (1979), Sound Affects (1980) and The Gift (1982).
Fifth studio album Sound Affects was released when The Jam were considered the biggest band in Britain and it finds the group revisiting the stripped down economy of masterpiece All Mod Cons with winning results. Inspired by The Beatles Revolver right down to the bass line of their second UK No. 1 single, "Start!", Sound Affects is also home to definitive Jam fare like "That's Entertainment" and "Man in the Corner Shop."
Weller has showed his affinity for the album over the years saying, "I still feel it was our best record. There are loads of other things I like, but as an overall body work, I thought it was great. To me, it still sounds fresh."
The Jam Sound Affects Track Listing:
1. Pretty Green
3. But I'm Different Now
4. Set The House Ablaze
6. That's Entertainment
7. Dream Time
8. Man In The Corner Shop
9. Music For The Last Couple
10. Boy About Town
11. Scrape Away