The Society of Cool
That the last Jam Studio album was released by Polydor. (12th March 1982)
What do we think? Is it a fitting tour de force for the Jam to end their careers?
It certainly had more soul elements with funk bass lines and wah-wah guitar. And a rip off of a famous Northern Soul song So Is the Sun.
As we know shortly after that the band had disagreements and PW split, forming TSC with Mick Talbot, an accomplished musician who complemented his developing taste in all aspects of music.
Great LP....Quite a Soulful outing, I LUV THE JAM still!
Great album, can´t beat "Setting Sons", though. And I like the "Beat Surrender"/"Bitterest Pill" EP´s even more, which, if I remember well, came out after "The Gift".
I would have been nine and just getting into the mod scene. Love TJ, TSC, PW, always have always will. Will always be indebted to the guys and what they have done.
Still listen to The Jam's albums today, always have, always will. Love The Gift album, think it was very underated really, got some great tunes on it.
I've still got The Gift of life. Keep Moving! Thank God for Paul Weller and music of The Jam!!
A great LP. I was lucky enuff to get the Band to sign my copy (saw all their shows in LA.) Weller played a Fender tele for those dates.
A good album, but to me not anywhere as good as 'All Mod Cons' 'Setting Sons' or 'Sound Effects.' But I remember as clear as day the exitment of it coming out, both that and the first single from it went straight to number one in the charts.
Who here got it in the ltd edition gift wrap bag? Pink and white stripes!
Can't recall that at all, but I do remeber the 12 inch version of 'Town Called Malice/Precious' coming out with a pink and black striped cover sleeve.
I still have the pink and white gift bag