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The Jam – Setting Sons (1979) Vinyl Album LP

Band: The Jam

Album: Setting Sons

Release Date:

Music Genre: Punk Rock New Wave Mod

Label: Polydor

Release Country: United States

Record Type: 11 Tracks Vinyl Album LP

Formed in Woking, England in 1976, The Jam consisted of three Members - Paul Weller (Lead Guitar, Vocals,) Rick Buckler (Drums & Percussion) and Bruce Foxton (Bass Guitar, Backing Vocals). Foxton, joined in 1977, leaving local Rock band 'Zita'. As time went on and the style of the Jam’s music progressed into the 1980s, additional musicians were recruited for brass sections, percussion and backing vocals; in the case of the latter, a young female vocalist from Telford called Tracie Young (who subsequently had her own top 10 UK hit in 1983 as a solo artist with the pop song "The House That Jack Built") also appeared on the group's last three singles and was an original member of Weller’s next group; The Style Council.

By his own admission (in The Jam’s official 1983 Biography 'A Beat Concerto', written by Paolo Hewitt) Weller was influenced into forming The Jam after going to a concert of London Punk band The Clash. The name of the group came from Weller’s sister who suggested the title at breakfast one day. The first Album ‘In The City’ (1977) reflected the period of New Wave Punk that was happening in London at that time. Other songs on the album, which reflected Weller’s Punk influences, are the fran (...)

11 Tracks
A1 Burning Sky3:32
A2 Smithers-Jones2:59
A3 Saturday's Kids2:52
A4 The Eton Rifles3:58
A5 (Love Is Like A) Heat Wave2:23
B1 Girl On The Phone2:54
B2 Strange Town3:47
B3 Thick As Thieves3:39
B4 Private Hell3:50
B5 Little Boy Soldiers3:34
B6 Wasteland2:50

US pressing differs from the original UK release by reversing the sides and adding the single 'Strange Town'.

©1979 And Son Music Ltd. Administered for the USA & Canada by Front Wheel Music (BMI).

Except A5 which is ©1963 Jobete Music Co., Inc. (ASCAP)

℗1979 Polydor Ltd. (U.K.)

©℗1979 Polydor Ltd.

Manufactured and marketed by Polydor Incorporated.

Distributed by Polygram Distribution, Inc.

Printed in U.S.A.

Also available on 8-track (8T-1-6249) and cassette (CT-1-6249).

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