24 sept. 2012

The End Of The Jam (Mojo)

This month's MOJO salutes 30 years since The Gift ended The Jam's run of essential long-players and mainman Paul Weller, to a chorus of wailing and gnashing Modboy teeth, called an end to the group. In our cover story, MOJO's John Harris tells the tale in forensic detail, as Weller, Bruce Foxton and Rick Buckler revisit that tumultuous time, while Weller's musical progression through funk and jazz into The Style Council's opening salvo is unpicked and Buckler's bonkers retirement present from Polydor is revealed. "Sometimes you've got to be pretentious to go forward," says Weller. And as our audio-visual rundown of his ever-changing moods, 1981-83, tends to suggest, you can't say he didn't try. The End Of The Jam

2 comentarios:

  1. La disolución de The Jam marcó el final de la era punk/post punk en UK. Musicalmente, el grupo tenía dificultades para adaptarse a las nuevas ideas de Paul Weller y a las nuevas modas. En el rock, saber disolverse a tiempo es como morir joven, y a la larga la imagen del trío se ha ido agrandando como algo perfecto en su tiempo. Fire & Skill.

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  2. Después de escuchar The Gift , el comentario de man the van no deja de ser de los más acertado.
    Nos es un disco malo , pero la retirada era la mejor decisión.

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