Bruce Foxton and Paul Weller on Top of the Pops circa 1977
|Origin||Woking, Surrey, England|
|Years active||1972 - 1982|
|Associated acts||Paul Weller, The Style Council, From The Jam|
The Jam were an English mod revival band active during the late 1970s and early 1980s. Top of the Pops, also known as TOTP, was a long-running British music chart Television programme, made and broadcast Surrey is a county in the South East of England and is one of the Home Counties. England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland A music genre is a categorical and typological construct that identifies musical sounds as belonging to a particular category and type of music that can be distinguished from other The mod revival was a Music genre and Subculture that started in the United Kingdom in 1978 and later spread to other countries (to a lesser degree Power pop (or powerpop) is a popular Musical genre that draws its inspiration from 1960s British and American pop and Rock music. Pop punk (also known as punk pop and other names is a Fusion genre that combines elements of Punk rock with Pop music, to varying New Wave is a Rock music genre that existed during the late 1970s and the 1980s In the Music industry, a record label can be a Brand and a Trademark associated with the Marketing of music recordings and Music Polydor Records is a Record label currently headquartered in the UK, and is a subsidiary of Universal Music Group. The Style Council were an English musical group formed in 1983 by ex- The Jam singer and guitarist Paul Weller with keyboardist Mick Talbot. The Jam were an English Mod revival band active during the late 1970s and early 1980s Paul Weller (born John William Weller 25 May 1958 in Sheerwater near Woking, Surrey) is an English Singer-songwriter. Bruce Foxton (born 1 September 1955, Woking, Surrey) is an English Rock and roll Musician who is best remembered Rick Buckler (born Paul Richard Buckler, 6 December 1955, in Woking Surrey, England) was the Drummer of The Jam England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland The mod revival was a Music genre and Subculture that started in the United Kingdom in 1978 and later spread to other countries (to a lesser degree While they shared the "angry young men" outlook and fast tempos of their punk rock contemporaries, The Jam wore neatly tailored suits rather than ripped clothes and incorporated a number of mainstream 1960s rock influences, rather than rejecting them.
They had eighteen consecutive Top 40 singles in the United Kingdom, from their debut in 1977 to their breakup in 1982, including four number one hits. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located As of 2007, they remained the best-selling import singles of all time in the UK. They released one live album and six studio albums, the last of which, The Gift, hit number one on the UK album charts. The Gift was the final studio album by The Jam. Released on March 12, 1982, it reached #1 on the British charts When the group split up, all 18 singles were re-released and all placed within the top 60.
The band drew upon a variety of stylistic influences over the course of their career, including 1960s beat music, soul, rhythm and blues and psychedelic rock, as well as 1970s punk rock and new wave. Soul music is a Music genre that combines Rhythm and blues and Gospel music, originating in the United States. Psychedelic rock is a style of Rock music that attempts to replicate the mind-altering experiences of hallucinogenic drugs. New Wave is a Rock music genre that existed during the late 1970s and the 1980s The trio was known for its melodic pop songs, its distinctly English flavour and its mod image. Mod (originally modernist, sometimes capitalised is a Subculture that originated in London in the late 1950s and peaked in the early to mid 1960s The band launched the career of Paul Weller, who went on to form The Style Council and later had a successful solo career. Paul Weller (born John William Weller 25 May 1958 in Sheerwater near Woking, Surrey) is an English Singer-songwriter. The Style Council were an English musical group formed in 1983 by ex- The Jam singer and guitarist Paul Weller with keyboardist Mick Talbot. Weller wrote and sang most of The Jam’s original compositions, and he played lead guitar, using a Rickenbacker. For the American WWI fighter pilot see Eddie Rickenbacker. For the airport see Rickenbacker International Airport. Bruce Foxton provided backing vocals and prominent basslines, which were the foundation of many of the band’s songs; including the hits "Down in the Tube Station at Midnight", "The Eton Rifles" and "Town Called Malice". Bruce Foxton (born 1 September 1955, Woking, Surrey) is an English Rock and roll Musician who is best remembered A backing vocalist or backing singer (or especially in the US " Down in the Tube Station at Midnight " was the second single taken from the album All Mod Cons by The Jam. "The Eton Rifles" was the only single to be released from the album Setting Sons by The Jam. " Town Called Malice " is a song recorded by The Jam from the album The Gift.
The Jam formed in Surrey, England in 1972 in Woking, a large town and civil parish located 23 miles (37 km) south west of central London. Surrey is a county in the South East of England and is one of the Home Counties. England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland A civil parish in the United Kingdom is a unit of local government. The term Central London refers to the districts of London England which are considered closest to the centre The line-ups were very fluid at this stage, consisting of Weller on guitar and lead vocals together with various friends at Sheerwater Secondary School. The Bishop David Brown School (formerly named Sheerwater Secondary School) is a mixed Comprehensive school for children aged 11 to 16 years They played their first gigs at Michael's, a local club. The line-up began to solidify in the mid 1970s with Weller, Foxton, guitarist Steve Brookes and drummer Rick Buckler. Rick Buckler (born Paul Richard Buckler, 6 December 1955, in Woking Surrey, England) was the Drummer of The Jam In their early years, their sets consisted of early American rock and roll covers by the likes of Chuck Berry and Little Richard. Rock and roll (also known as rock 'n' roll) is a form of Music that evolved in the United States in the late 1940s and early 1950s with roots in mostly African Charles Edward Anderson "Chuck" Berry (born October 18 1926 in St Rev Richard Wayne Penniman (born December 5 1932 better known by the Stage name Little Richard, is an American Singer, Songwriter They continued in this vein until Weller discovered The Who’s "My Generation" and became fascinated with mod music and lifestyle. The Who are an English rock band formed in 1964. The primary lineup consisted of guitarist Pete Townshend Mod (originally modernist, sometimes capitalised is a Subculture that originated in London in the late 1950s and peaked in the early to mid 1960s As he said later, "I saw that through becoming a Mod it would give me a base and an angle to write from, and this we eventually did. We went out and bought black suits and started playing Motown, Stax and Atlantic covers. "Motown" redirects here For the city see Detroit Michigan. Stax Records is an American record label founded in 1957 originally based out of Memphis Tennessee. Atlantic Records ( Atlantic Recording Corporation) is an American Record label best known for its many recordings of Rhythm & blues, Rock I bought a Rickenbacker guitar, a Lambretta GP 150 and tried to style my hair like Steve Marriott’s circa ’66. For the American WWI fighter pilot see Eddie Rickenbacker. For the airport see Rickenbacker International Airport. This page is very closely monitored and additions of external links if not discussed first are removed quickly Stephen Peter Marriott ( January 30 1947 - April 20 1991) popularly known as Steve Marriott, was a successful and versatile " Eventually Brookes left the band, and was not replaced, inviting Weller to develop a combined lead/rhythm guitar style influenced by The Who’s Pete Townshend as well as Dr. Feelgood guitarist Wilko Johnson. Peter Dennis Blandford Townshend (born 19 May 1945 in Chiswick, London) is an English rock Guitarist, Singer, Dr Feelgood are a British pub rock band, which was formed in mid 1971 Wilko Johnson (born John Wilkinson, 12 July 1947 Canvey Island, Essex) is a English Guitarist and Songwriter, particularly The line-up of Weller, Foxton, and Buckler would persist until the end of The Jam’s career. They were managed by Weller’s father, John Weller, who still manages Paul’s career.
Around 1976, Weller had another stylistic revelation after seeing the Sex Pistols. The Sex Pistols are an English Punk rock band that formed in London in 1975 He recalled later, "The Pistols’ noisy garage band racket and Rotten’s youthful amphetamined arrogance. John Joseph Lydon (born 31 January 1956 in London England also known as Johnny Rotten, is a British Rock musician best known as lead vocalist for the Punk I loved it! It was so young and exciting, and of course, there were no flares - one of the most hideous fashion creations ever!” In the following two years, The Jam gained a small following around London from playing minor gigs, becoming one of the new lights on the nascent punk scene. London ( ˈlʌndən is the capital and largest urban area in the United Kingdom. In many ways, however, they stood out from their punk peers. Though they shared an "angry young men" outlook, short hair, crushing volume and lightning-fast tempos, The Jam wore neatly tailored suits where others wore ripped clothes, played professionally where others were defiantly amateurish, and displayed clear 1960s rock influences where others were disdainful (at least ostensibly) of such music (which had been a major influence on the "stadium rock" and "prog rock" of the 1970s). Indeed, the band were tagged by some journalists as revivalists. They were signed to Polydor Records by Chris Parry in early 1977. Polydor Records is a Record label currently headquartered in the UK, and is a subsidiary of Universal Music Group.
On April 29, 1977, Polydor released The Jam's debut single,"In the City", which charted in the Top 40 in England. Events 1429 - Joan of Arc arrives to relieve the Siege of Orleans. Also 1977 (album by Ash. Year 1977 ( MCMLXXVII) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays " In the City " was the debut single by English Mod revival / Punk rock band The Jam. In early May, the band released their debut album of the same name. In the City was the debut album of British Mod revival / Punk rock band The Jam. The album, like those of The Clash and the Sex Pistols, featured fast, loud and pointed songs. For the debut album by The Clash see The Clash (album The Clash were The Sex Pistols are an English Punk rock band that formed in London in 1975 What set it apart from the records of those two bands was its more prevalent 1960s rock influences. The Jam covered Larry Williams's "Slow Down" (also covered by The Beatles) and the Batman theme song, which was somewhat of a standard for 1960s rock bands. See Larry Williams (trader for the technical analyst and financial trader The Beatles were a pop and rock band from Liverpool, England formed in 1960 Batman is a 1960s American Television series, based on the DC Comic book character of the same name. Their originals revealed the influence of Motown Records, The Beatles and The Who. "Motown" redirects here For the city see Detroit Michigan. The Beatles were a pop and rock band from Liverpool, England formed in 1960 The Who are an English rock band formed in 1964. The primary lineup consisted of guitarist Pete Townshend
The Jam had political lyrics, condemning police brutality ("In the City") and expansionist development ("Bricks And Mortar"). However, one of their most openly political songs, "Time For Truth", bemoaned the decline of the British Empire and expressed disparaging sentiments about "Uncle Jimmy" (the Labour Party Prime Minister James Callaghan) in no uncertain terms ("Whatever happened to the great Empire?"). The British Empire was the largest empire in history and for over a century was the foremost global power. The Labour Party is a Political party in the United Kingdom. Founded at the start of the 20th century it has been since the 1920s the principal party of the The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is the political leader of the United Kingdom Leonard James Callaghan Baron Callaghan of Cardiff, KG, PC (27 March 1912 – 26 March 2005 was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1976 to 1979 These pro-Empire sentiments and ostentatious displays of the Union Flag began to earn the group the tag of "Conservative". The Union Flag, also known as the Union Jack, is the national flag of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. The Conservative Party (officially the Conservative and Unionist Party) is a Political party in the United Kingdom. Weller's announcement that The Jam intended to vote for the Conservative Party in the 1979 general election served to confirm this association. The Conservative Party (officially the Conservative and Unionist Party) is a Political party in the United Kingdom. Background Callaghan had succeeded Harold Wilson as Labour Prime Minister after the latter's surprise resignation in April 1976 It later caused them embarrassment, and dogged them throughout their career. Weller claims that The Jam's public relations representative had told them to become Conservatives to contrast politically with other punk bands. Public relations (PR is the practice of managing the flow of Information between an Organization and its Publics Public relations - often referred Misunderstandings in the music press about The Jam's political or social stance are usually attributed to Weller's lyrical perspective. Even as he pointed out what he saw as wrong and demanded change, Weller's lyrics reflected a deep affection for an idealised vision of England, much in the style of The Kinks' Ray Davies. The Kinks were an English pop and rock group formed in 1963 and categorised in the US as a British Invasion band Ray Davies CBE (born Raymond Douglas Davies, 21 June 1944, Fortis Green, London) is an English rock This contrasted with the Sex Pistols' calls for destruction, or The Clash's calls for revolutionary change. The Sex Pistols are an English Punk rock band that formed in London in 1975 For the debut album by The Clash see The Clash (album The Clash were
After the non-LP single "All Around the World" nearly reached the UK Top 10, The Jam, having achieved a notable following in such a short time, was pressed to produce more material quickly. " All Around the World " was a single released by The Jam on 23rd July 1977 and reached #13 in the UK Singles Chart Their second album, This Is the Modern World, was released later in 1977. This Is the Modern World is the second album by British punk band The Jam, released in November 1977 less than seven months after their debut Bruce Foxton, generally considered a lesser songwriter than Weller, contributed two songs to the LP, both of which attracted negative criticism. His composing output gradually decreased, leaving Weller firmly established as the band's chief songwriter. Despite displaying more stylistic variety than before, including some ventures into introspective pop, This Is The Modern World was not widely praised. However, when John Peel first heard the album, he played it in its entirety on one show, one song after the other. John Robert Parker Ravenscroft, OBE (30 August 1939 – 25 October 2004 known professionally as John Peel, was an English Disc jockey, radio
In March 1978, the band released "News of the World", a non-album single that was both written and sung by Foxton. It charted at #27 in the UK, and was the band's second biggest hit to date. This was the only Foxton solo composition to be released as a Jam A-side. As they went back into the studio to record a third album of primarily Foxton contributions, the songs were dismissed by producers as poor and held off recording an album in hopes that Weller would once again find inspiration.
Returning to his hometown of Woking, Weller spent much of his time listening to albums by The Kinks and coming up with new songs. The Kinks were an English pop and rock group formed in 1963 and categorised in the US as a British Invasion band The Jam released their next single, the double A-side "David Watts" b/w "'A' Bomb In Wardour Street". " David Watts " is a song written by Ray Davies that originally appeared on The Kinks 's 1967 Album Something Else by the Kinks "David Watts" was a cover of the bouncy Kinks classic; Weller and Foxton traded lead vocals throughout the song. "'A' Bomb In Wardour Street" was a Weller original. One of their hardest and most intense songs, Weller cursed the violent thugs that plagued the punk rock scene over a taut two-chord figure. It became their most successful 7" since "All Around the World". " All Around the World " was a single released by The Jam on 23rd July 1977 and reached #13 in the UK Singles Chart
It wasn't until their next single, "Down in the Tube Station at Midnight", that The Jam really regained their former critical acclaim. " Down in the Tube Station at Midnight " was the second single taken from the album All Mod Cons by The Jam. The song was a dramatic account of being mugged by thugs who "smelled of pubs and Wormwood Scrubs and too many right-wing meetings. Wormwood Scrubs (informally "The scrubs" is a Category B British local Prison that receives prisoners on remand or after sentencing " Around this time, The Jam slimmed their team of two producers to one, Vic Coppersmith-Heaven, who helped develop the group's sound with harmonised guitars and acoustic textures. The Jam released their third LP, All Mod Cons in 1978, including three previously released tracks among the 12 in total: "David Watts", "'A' Bomb In Wardour Street", and "Down in the Tube Station at Midnight". All Mod Cons is a 1978 Album by the British Punk rock / Mod revival band The Jam. (It also contained two songs Polydor had previously rejected for single release, the manic "Billy Hunt" and the acoustic ballad "English Rose". )
Following two successful and critically accalimed non-LP singles, "Strange Town" and "When You're Young", the band released "The Eton Rifles" in advance of their new album. The song "Strange Town" was released on 17 March 1979 by The Jam and reached #15 in the UK singles chart "When You're Young" was released as a one-off single by The Jam. "The Eton Rifles" was the only single to be released from the album Setting Sons by The Jam. It became their first top 10, rising to #3 on the UK charts. November of 1979 saw the release of the Setting Sons album, another massive UK hit, and their first chart entry in the U. Setting Sons is the fourth album by British punk / New Wave band The Jam. S. , albeit at 137 on the Billboard 200. The Billboard 200 is a ranking of the 200 highest-selling music albums and EPs in the United States, published weekly by Billboard The album began life as a concept album about three childhood friends, though in the end many of the songs did not relate to this theme. In Popular music, a concept album is an Album which is "unified by a theme which can be instrumental compositional narrative or lyrical" Many of the songs had political overtones; "The Eton Rifles" was inspired by skirmishes between demonstrators on a Right To Work March — a campaign initiated by the left wing Socialist Workers Party — and pupils from Eton College; "Little Boy Soldiers" was an anti-war multi-movement piece in the vein of Ray Davies. The Socialist Workers Party ( SWP) is the largest political party of the Far left in Britain that stands in the revolutionary socialist tradition Eton College, or just Eton, is a world-famous British Independent school for boys founded in 1440 by King Henry VI. Ray Davies CBE (born Raymond Douglas Davies, 21 June 1944, Fortis Green, London) is an English rock Another notable song from the album was Bruce Foxton's "Smithers-Jones," originally a b-side to "When You're Young". "When You're Young" was released as a one-off single by The Jam. The song is almost unanimously considered to be his greatest contribution to The Jam; the song was given a complete makeover, including a strings arrangement, for the album release.
The band's first single of 1980 was intended to be "Dreams of Children," which combined bleak lyrics lamenting the loss of childhood optimism with hard-edged, psychedelic insturmental backing and production. Dreams Of Children is a song which is the second part of The Jam 's Double A-side single Going Underground, which successfully went to #1 in 1980 Due to a labelling error, however, the a- and b-sides of the single were reversed, resulting in the more conventional "Going Underground", the single's planned flipside, getting much more airplay and attention than "Dreams of Children". " Going Underground " was the first British number one chart single by The Jam, released in March 1980 As a result, only "Going Underground" was initially listed on the charts, although the single was eventually officially recognised (and listed) as a double A-side by the time the release reached #1 in the UK. When promoting the album in the United States, the group appeared on American Bandstand, performing (Love Is Like a) Heat Wave, a cover of the hit song by the Motown girl group Martha and the Vandellas. Martha and the Vandellas (known from 1967 to 1972 as Martha Reeves and the Vandellas) were among the most successful groups in the Motown
Sound Affects was released in 1980. Sound Affects is a 1980 album by British group The Jam. This release their fifth album is frequently It was influenced by current post-punk bands such as Joy Division and Wire. Joy Division were an English rock band formed in 1976 in Salford, Greater Manchester. A wire is a single usually cylindrical, elongated string of drawn Metal. Paul Weller said that he was influenced by The Beatles' Revolver and Michael Jackson's Off the Wall also. The Beatles were a pop and rock band from Liverpool, England formed in 1960 Revolver is the seventh album by English rock band The Beatles, released on 5 August 1966. Michael Joseph Jackson (born August 29 1958 is an American musician entertainer and businessman Indeed, several of the songs recall Revolver-era swirling psychedelia, such as "Monday", "Man In The Corner Shop", and the acoustic "That's Entertainment". " That's Entertainment " is a 1980 song by British punk / Mod Revivalist group The Jam off their fifth album Sound Affects Weller allegedly wrote "That's Entertainment", a bitter slice-of-life commentary on the drudgery of modern working-class life, in around 15 minutes upon returning (under the influence) from the pub. Despite being only available as an import single, it peaked at #21 on the UK charts, an unprecedented feat. It is now arguably The Jam's most celebrated song. Despite the group's lack of commercial success in America, it even made American magazine Rolling Stone's list of the 500 greatest songs of all time.
"Start!", released before the album, became another #1 single. " Start! " is a song by The Jam which reached #1 on the UK singles chart in August 1980 It had a very similar bass line, rhythm and guitar solo to The Beatles' Revolver cut "Taxman", but arranged as an otherwise completely different song. "Tax man" redirects here For the profession see Tax collector. Some contemporary American R&B influence, including Michael Jackson, show up in Buckler's driving beats that power the album (such as on "But I'm Different Now"), and most obviously in Foxton's funk-influenced bassline in "Pretty Green". The album also reveals influences of post-punk groups such as Wire, XTC, Joy Division, and Gang Of Four. Wire are an English rock band formed in London in October 1976 (and intermittently active to the present by Colin Newman (vocals guitar XTC was a New Wave band from Swindon, England, active between 1976 and 2005 Joy Division were an English rock band formed in 1976 in Salford, Greater Manchester. Gang of Four are an English Post-punk group from Leeds. Original personnel were singer Jon King, guitarist Andy Gill, bass guitarist The album was a #2 hit in the UK and peaked at #72 on the US Billboard charts, their most successful American album.
Two non-LP singles, "Funeral Pyre" and "Absolute Beginners", abandoned the psychedelic pop of Sound Affects; "Absolute Beginners" (named after a cult novel of the same title) had a more R&B-flavoured sound, and "Funeral Pyre" was influenced by New Wave music. "Funeral Pyre" was the The Jam's thirteenth single released on 6th June 1981 " Absolute Beginners " was a single released by The Jam on 24th October 1981 This article is about the book Absolute Beginners For the film see Absolute Beginners (film. "Funeral Pyre" was the The Jam's thirteenth single released on 6th June 1981 New Wave is a Rock music genre that existed during the late 1970s and the 1980s "Funeral Pyre" is built around Buckler's drumming, and is the only song in the group's catalogue that carries a joint Buckler/Foxton/Weller writing credit, aside from the instrumental Sound Affects track "Music For The Last Couple" ("Funeral Pyre" and "Music For The Last Couple" are the only songs for which Buckler receives any writing credit).
The 1982 release The Gift — the band's final LP — was a massive commercial success, peaking at #1 on the UK charts. The Gift was the final studio album by The Jam. Released on March 12, 1982, it reached #1 on the British charts It featured several soul, funk, and R&B-stylized songs; most notably the #1 hit "Town Called Malice," which boasts a Motown-style bassline somewhat reminiscent of The Supremes' "You Can't Hurry Love". " Town Called Malice " is a song recorded by The Jam from the album The Gift. The Supremes were an American female singing group that first formed as a quartet called The Primettes The song included organ work by Steve Nichol, who later became well known as a member the R&B group Loose Ends. Loose Ends was a successful English R&B band that had several Urban contemporary hits The trio was formed in London in 1980 "Town Called Malice", another reality-based tale of dealing with the hardships of life in a small, downtrodden English town, is one of the few Jam songs Weller still performs at concerts (along with "That's Entertainment", "Man In The Corner Shop", and "In The Crowd"). " That's Entertainment " is a 1980 song by British punk / Mod Revivalist group The Jam off their fifth album Sound Affects When "Town Called Malice" reached number one the group had the honour of performing both it and its double A-side, "Precious" on TOTP - the only other band to be accorded this honour being the Beatles. After the string-laden soul ballad "The Bitterest Pill (I Ever Had to Swallow)" peaked at #2, the band followed with their finale and another #1, "Beat Surrender". " The Bitterest Pill (I Ever Had to Swallow " was a single released by The Jam after the success of the album The Gift. " Beat Surrender " was The Jam 's final single released on 26 November 1982. The Beat Surrender EP had success in the British charts, and both its graphic design and music resembles early Style Council releases. The Style Council were an English musical group formed in 1983 by ex- The Jam singer and guitarist Paul Weller with keyboardist Mick Talbot. After a farewell tour of the UK and appearances on Top of the Pops and The Tube to promote Beat Surrender, Weller disbanded the group. Top of the Pops, also known as TOTP, was a long-running British music chart Television programme, made and broadcast The Tube was an innovative United Kingdom pop/rock music television programme which ran for 5 series from November 5, 1982 until
Weller, who felt he had done all he could with The Jam, then formed The Style Council with Mick Talbot of The Merton Parkas. The Style Council were an English musical group formed in 1983 by ex- The Jam singer and guitarist Paul Weller with keyboardist Mick Talbot. Michael 'Mick' Talbot (born 11 September 1958, Wimbledon, South West, London) is a Keyboardist. The Merton Parkas were a Mod revival band, formed in the Merton area of South London in the mid 1970s by Danny Talbot ( vocals and After they split up in 1989, Weller went on to pursue a solo career, also playing lead guitar on Oasis's song "Champagne Supernova". Oasis are an English rock band that formed in Manchester in 1991 " Champagne Supernova " is a song by the band Oasis. It was written by Noel Gallagher and sung by his brother Liam. In 1983, Bruce Foxton was for a short time involved in a band with Jake Burns and Dolphin Taylor, which released several demos. Bruce Foxton (born 1 September 1955, Woking, Surrey) is an English Rock and roll Musician who is best remembered Jake Burns (born John Burns, 21 February 1958 in Belfast) is a Singer and Guitarist, and is best known as a member Brian "Dolphin" Taylor (born 11 October 1958) is a British Drummer. A demo version or demo of a song (shortened from the word "demonstration" is one recorded for reference rather than for release Arista Records offered Foxton a solo deal and he signed up for a solo album, Touch Sensitive, which was released in 1984. Arista Records (ˈɛərɪstə is an American Record label. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Music Entertainment and operates under the When Ali McMordie left Stiff Little Fingers shortly before they were due to go on tour, Foxton joined the band until January 2006, when he quit to pursue other projects. Alistair Jardine "Ali" McMordie (born 31 March 1959, Belfast, Northern Ireland) is a bass guitarist who made his name with and was Stiff Little Fingers are a punk band from Belfast, Northern Ireland, formed in 1977
A five-CD box set Direction Reaction Creation, featuring all of The Jam's studio material (plus a disc of rarities) peaked at #8 on the UK album charts upon its release in 1997; an unprecedented achievement for a box set. Direction Reaction Creation is a box set by the group The Jam released in 1997 In 2002, Virgin Radio counted down the top 100 British music artists of all-time as polled by listeners and The Jam were #5 on the list. Virgin Radio is a brand owned by the Virgin Group used by a number of different radio stations worldwide under licence from Virgin Weller made two other appearances in the poll; as part of The Style Council at #93 and as a solo artist at #21. 
In June 2006, it was reported that Weller and Foxton met backstage at The Who's Hyde Park concert, and a ten-minute conversation ended with an embrace. Rick Buckler had not been playing for several years after The Jam quit, and he formed a band playing Jam material, The Gift. In 2006, Foxton performed on stage with Buckler at The Gift concerts in Chichester, Brighton and Birmingham, which rekindled rumours of a full or partial reunion of The Jam in 2007, for the 30th anniversary of the band’s signing.
In an official press release in 2007, Foxton and Buckler announced that they were working on a new album and UK tour under the moniker "From The Jam - Bruce Foxton and Rick Buckler. "  Foxton and Buckler enlisted David Moore and Russell Hastings for the tour, which sold out in ten days. David Moore is a common English name and may refer to David Moore (botanist (1808-1879 English botanist David Moore (Colonel, American Weller did not take part, and has publicly expressed his disinterest in any type of reformation.  In a 2006 interview with BBC Radio 6 Music, Weller stated that a Jam reunion would "never, ever happen", and that reformations are "sad". He said "Me and my children would have to be destitute and starving in the gutter before I'd even consider that, and I don't think that'll happen anyway . . . [the Jam's music] still means something to people and a lot of that's because we stopped at the right time, it didn't go on and become embarrassing. "
From The Jam toured the UK in autumn 2007, finishing with a concert at Brighton Centre on 21 December 2007 to mark the 25th anniversary of The Jam's final show. Events 69 - The end of the Year of the four emperors: Following Galba, Otho and Vitellius, Vespasian Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. In February 2008, they toured the United States and Canada, selling out in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Vancouver, Toronto, Chicago and New York. In March 2008, they toured Australia and New Zealand - a first for Foxton and Buckler. A From The Jam album and DVD is planned for release in 2008. 
|Title||Release date||Album||UK chart position|
|"In the City"||29 April 1977||In the City||40|
|"All Around the World"||23 July 1977||-||13|
|"The Modern World"||5 November 1977||This Is the Modern World||36|
|"News of the World"||11 March 1978||-||27|
|"David Watts" / "'A' Bomb In Wardour Street" (Double A-Side)||26 August 1978||All Mod Cons||25|
|"Down in the Tube Station at Midnight"||21 October 1978||All Mod Cons||15|
|"Strange Town"||17 March 1979||-||15|
|"When You're Young"||25 August 1979||-||17|
|"The Eton Rifles"||3 November 1979||Setting Sons||3|
|"Going Underground" / "Dreams of Children" (Double A-Side)||10 March 1980||-||1|
|"Start!"||11 August 1980||Sound Affects||1|
|"That's Entertainment"||7 February 1981||Sound Affects||21 (import)|
|"Funeral Pyre"||6 June 1981||-||4|
|"Absolute Beginners"||24 October 1981||-||4|
|"Town Called Malice" / "Precious" (Double A-Side)||29 January 1982||The Gift||1|
|"Just Who Is the 5 O'Clock Hero?"||3 July 1982||The Gift||8 (import)|
|"The Bitterest Pill (I Ever Had to Swallow)"||10 September 1982||-||2|
|"Beat Surrender"||26 November 1982||-||1|
(Note: EPs are ranked on the Billboard album chart, not the singles chart. An extended play ( EP) is a Vinyl record, CD, or Music download which contains more music than a single, but is too short to qualify )
Chris Hunt is a magazine editor journalist and author He has worked in journalism for over twenty years most often writing about football or rock music The New Musical Express (better known as the NME) is a Popular music Magazine in the United Kingdom which has been Events 1099 - First Crusade: Christian soldiers take the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem after the final Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century.