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5.0 out of 5 stars Thick as Thieves - Yes we were!, 6 Oct 2012
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If you grew up as a fan of The Jam then you just need to buy this. Full stop. If you didn't then buy it anyway and educate yourself about real music, played by real musicians who captured a sound, an image, attitude, and a fan base that I don't think we'll see again. To be a Jam fan was a way of life, you lived it with every ounce of your being. The Jam changed my life, I wasn't a mod, nor did I want to belong to some gang or cult. But they turned me on to the heady mix of politics and good music at a very early age(I was 14 when I first saw them at the Rainbow in November 1980)and from that moment on I was hooked. Weller's lyrics swayed and shaped me, and became the soundtrack to my teenage years and ultimately shaped the views I still hold today. And what wouldn't I give to be 'down the front' trying to breathe, listening to 'Liza Radley' or leaping around to 'When you're Young'?? If you've been there, you'll know what I mean :)

To the authors- congrats on a blinding book. You have done something here which is rare, as rare as the whole 'family feel' which surrounded The Jam. You captured a moment in time and a feeling, a feeling of being instantly catapulted back 30 years or so, to those heady days. With every page and every anecdote I have read so far, it's like looking at thousands of kids just like me circa 1977-1982. I think you have touched on something very special, which i don't think we'll see the likes of again, thank you for writing this book x
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