The Jam were the most popular band to emerge from the initial wave of British punk rock. They were formed in Woking, Surrey. While they shared the “angry young men” outlook and fast tempos of their punk rock contemporaries, The Jam wore smartly tailored suits and they incorporated a number of mainstream 1960s rock and R&B influences, The Jam were at the forefront of the mod revival movement under the direction of guitarist, vocalist, songwriter Paul Weller. While they could barely get noticed in America, they became genuine superstars in Britain, with an impressive string of Top Ten singles in the late 70s and early 80s. By the time of the group’s third album, Weller’s songwriting had grown substantially, both his political songs and his romantic songs were steeped in British culture. They had 18 consecutive Top 40 singles in the UK, from their debut in 1977 to their break-up in December 1982, including four number one hits. As of 2007, “That’s Entertainment” and “Just Who is the 5 O’ Clock Hero?” remained the best selling import singles of all time in the UK. They released one live album and six studio albums, the last of which, The Gift, hit number one on the UK album charts. When the group split up, their first 15 singles were re-released and all placed within the top 100. The band launched the career of Paul Weller, who went on to form The Style Council and later had a successful solo career. Weller wrote and sang most of The Jam’s original compositions and he played lead guitar, Bruce Foxton provided backing vocals and prominent basslines, which were the foundation of many of the band’s songs, including the hits “Down in the Tube Station at Midnight”, “The Eton Rifles”, “Going Underground” and “Town Called Malice”.
Lissome Art Studio are proud to introduce a range of stylish limited edition art prints dedicated to The Jam. Each typography poster is individually signed and numbered featuring song titles and lyrics from The Jam albums and most notable recordings.