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Number 1 in our Hearts....,
This review is from: Thick as Thieves: Personal Situations with The Jam (Paperback)
Great book on the "Best band in the F****** World" Produced by the Fans for the Fans... An insiders view into what being a Teenage Jam obsessive felt like from the people that were actually there! Somehow, The Jam are often brushed aside in Retrospectives of music of the late 70's, early 80's (what? The Poilce were the UK's biggest band in the early 80's - really!?) this book gives passionate fan recollections of just how much The Jam meant to them during the peak of Thatcher's autocratic Divide and Rule demolition of Britain...
There are also some great contributions from people who worked closely with the band, from Bill Smith - the record sleeve designer, to Tracie Young, who sang back up on the band's final single 'Beat Surrender' and made an appearance on their final Top of The Pop's appearance, as the record went straight in the charts at Number 1...
Brilliantly designed, with many unseen Fan Photos and pictures of memorabilia, the authors have put together a fantastic tome for anyone who wants to remind themselves of just what a great 'People's Band' The Jam were (not that many need reminding)
As Paul Weller states in the Foreward (All 3 Jam Band member's make contributions)... "it amazes me to see that there were many Jam fans that were just 12, 13..." Well I was one of them, and luckily saw the Jam live 30 years ago, aged just 14, twice in that final year of 1982, beofre they split up for good, ... they mean as much to me now, as they did to me then!
"the best book on The Jam and It's audience I've ever seen!" Paul Weller September 2012