- Aug 14, 2009
- innsmouth, MA
the jam never released anything as mediocre as the last few clash albums.Am kinda shocked at the amount of older folks who never heard of The Jam.
On the other hand, the Jam are a great band at the narrow road they traveled on but , if you want to play Apples and oranges and fairly/unfairly compare them to a contemporary of theirs - they fall very flat.
Not at all in the same category talent-wise.
In terms of musical importance/wide ranging musical abilities etc.
I could see you comparing the jam to all the clash up to/right before London calling but after that - nah .
I mean the jam is never mentioned as a way to figure out whether you are a boomer or a Gen X if you’re right on the edge of those generations.
But the short hand always for how to figure out if you are a late Boomer or early Gen X?
Just ask the question - Beatles or Clash ?
Easy litmus test.
It was never The Jam or Beatles ?
(I love the self titled and London calling. But these days I’d rather listen to the adverts or the Newtown neurotics.)