Essential New Music: The Jam’s “1977”

Neither as bracingly rude as the Sex Pistols nor as persuasively political as the Clash, the Jam didn’t translate Stateside as quickly as its peers in Britain’s punk-rock origin story. Signed to major label Polydor from the start, these three youngsters from Woking, Surrey, were classicists rather than rebels, in love with the Who, the … Continue reading Essential New Music: The Jam’s “1977”