This CD brings The Jam at their very best. Much criticised at the time for being revivalists, they were nevertheless my favourite of the first generation punk bands (and I used that word unequivocally). I saw them live in 1977 and 1978, and this CD captures the excitement well.Their slogan Fire and Skill is so true, as both the Peel Sessions and the live recordings bear testament. Disc 1 has the Jam in the early stage, with a raw, power pop edge to them. The second CD is more nuanced and melodic, pointing the way to The Style Council and Weller's solo work. Never embarrassed to show a love of both Doctor Feelgood as well as Motown, besides being inspired by seeing The Pistols and The Clash, the band also perform several cover versions with their usual gusto. This is the power trio at its best. Highly recommended.
these recordings are probably some of the last officially available more live albums will see the light of day eventually this is an alternate greatest hits, so essential for jam fans I saw them live in '79 and an edited show is included here with no in the city, all around the world, a bomb or English rose it would be good to have the complete concert
It's the JAM need I say more!........... O.K. I will then, if you've heard 'em before reminisce and enjoy,if you ain't and you're new to Rick Buckler, Bruce Foxton and the other geezer these live BBC sessions will wet the appetite and before you now it you'll be craving for a bit of JAM.
Fantastic double cd featuting a great variety of Jam tunes. Some tunes appear more than once (different recordings of course) so perhaps they could have replaced those songs with others, but this is still a great double cd and sounds great in the car on a rainy drive.