Sunday, July 4, 2010
Song: "A" Bomb In Wardour Street
This is the first Jam song I ever heard, and is still probably my favorite. It's about the increasing amount of violence in London, and is Paul Weller's best protest song from that period. It is from the 1978 album "All Mod Cons", and features an intricate drum part that includes cowbell, ride cymbal, bass drum, and snare, showing the high skill level of their drummer. It also features one of Weller's best guitar solos, showing how underrated Weller is as a guitarist. This is an essential track, not just for fans of The Jam, but for fans of Punk and Mod music. 10/10.