Listening to this today I forgot how many amazing singles the Jam released. It seems like every one of them is a mini classic, from one of my favourites, News of the World (go Foxton) to Beat Surrender (Weller couldn’t wait to start the Style Council, he started it with this single).
After listening to this I think The Jam really were a singles band, they never made an album to match.
I still think A Town Called Malice is perhaps one of the best pop singles to ever get to No. 1, great tune and razor-sharp lyrics.
Hidden gem; Funeral Pyre, a real overlooked gem.