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Lyrics to dozens of their album tracks are still embedded forever into the minds of fans who knew they had something to say.Never before or since has such a potent force have had the balls to quit at the top rather than fade into mediocrity.If I'm correct, didn't the Sex Pistols rip off the Jam song 'In The City' with 'Holidays In The Sun'?!?! Tracks like Rock The Casbah and London Calling don't even compare with the likes of Town Called Malice, Going Underground and Strange Town.Weller is a genius, he's still writing quality tunes today. I really like Paul Weller & The Jam (the last Weller CD is wonderful!
So, who was better, those loved by the cognoscenti or by the public? Their finest hour was Sandinista - a triple album of incredible variety and quality (OK, there's some crap on there as well, but it's fundamentally wonderful! The Clash looked the part too, they looked punky without going for the commercial imagery that the Sex Pistols will always be associated with.No band will ever have the loyalty the Jam had because no band will ever be more in touch with its Fans and the Nation. A fine body of work with each album differing from the last.The ability of Paul Weller to create songs that illustrated English suburban life sustained their popularity, and continued the tradition of Pete Townsend, Marriot & Lane, Ray Davies and, of course, Lennon & Mc Cartney.The Jam are the greatest English band of the last 30 years.They aroused greater loyalty in record buying and concert ticket queueing than any other.