Sunday, March 12
The Jam – David Watts / "A" Bomb In Wardour Street (1978)
"All Mod Cons is the album on which the Jam truly left punk behind, having had only a tangential relationship to the style in the first place. From the title to the target-painting logo on the UK LP's labels to the memorabilia scattered across the inner sleeve, this is the album on which Paul Weller and company declare fealty to the Who and the Creation. All this makes 'A-Bomb In Wardour Street' sound that much more jarring in this context. The last genuinely punky song the Jam ever recorded, 'A-Bomb In Wardour Street' sounds rather like a pale rewrite of the Clash's '1977,' complete with the machine-gun riff and Weller's Joe Strummer-like snarl and London-centric apocalyptic lyrics. ..."
YouTube: David Watts, A Bomb In Wardour Street
2009 March: The Jam, 2012 November: "Going Underground", 2013 January: In the City, 2013 February: This Is the Modern World, 2013 July: All Mod Cons, 2013 November: Setting Sons, 2014 January: Sound Affects (1980), 2014 December: Live At Bingley Hall, Birmingham, England 1982, 2015 March: "Town Called Malice" / "Precious", 2015 July: The Gift (1982), 2015 September: "Strange Town" / "The Butterfly Collector" (1979), 2016 April: "Down In The Tube Station At Midnight" (1979), 2017 January: Absolute Beginners EP (1981).