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Having bought a £3 compilation of the Jam today, I felt I HAD to post this!!

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piratecat Wed 17-Sep-08 14:27:24

We are the mods we are the mods...!!!

this video is soooooooooooooo bad, but I used to adore this song.

PLus i i now remember i had a coat like Paul Weller has on too!!! ah they were THE days!

piratecat Thu 18-Sep-08 23:29:10

oh how embarrassing, just me then (wheels her vespa into the garage)...!

moondog Thu 18-Sep-08 23:32:47

Completely and utterly brill Pirate.

moondog Thu 18-Sep-08 23:34:06

He was so weedy and poor looking wasn't he?
I remember the backing singers on TOTP were really rough dogs too. Made it al lthe better of course.

littlelapin Thu 18-Sep-08 23:36:00

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LargeGlassofRed Thu 18-Sep-08 23:36:42

just bought tickets to see jam tribute band.grin
Love the video my hair was just like that blush

piratecat Thu 18-Sep-08 23:37:06

ah thank feck!!

I am having abit of a jam revival, past few days!! course it's all in the loft on vinyl, but have been you tubing, and my dd6 is getting into it, much to the dismay of my poor sis who had to endure the jam back in out yoof!!!

god yes he was a spratty looking thing wasn't he!!!

piratecat Thu 18-Sep-08 23:39:04

lapin i love the bunny with the bandana!

piratecat Thu 18-Sep-08 23:43:35

last one i promise

solidgoldbrass Thu 18-Sep-08 23:44:20

I always had a kind of love-hate thing with The Jam: most of the people who liked them were wankers but they had some very fine songs. I still want this played at my funeral as a final fuck-you.
Oh and I did love watching the Bitterest Pill video again though it makes me giggle more than it used to (Take your chewing gum out before you kiss her, Weller! No wonder she chucked you for your bass player!)

Anchovy Thu 18-Sep-08 23:46:30

Ooh, I was a huge Jam fan.

About a year ago I was flying back from Tokyo and was sitting in the Virgin lounge somewhat tired and hungover with some Style Council on my ipod and I opened my eyes and Paul Weller was sitting directly opposite me.

I did a huge jump because I thought in my somewhat befuddled state that I had sort of imagined him into being there.

He has very dodgy hair - it sort of looks like he cuts and dyes it himself.

piratecat Thu 18-Sep-08 23:46:46

and the drummer apparently if you check aagain -shhhhhlaaaaagggg!!!

piratecat Thu 18-Sep-08 23:48:17

anchovy that is a very cool story, and yes i must agree his hair is a bloody eyesore. those long bits just hanging down, look rubbish. He needs a nice crop.


Janni Thu 18-Sep-08 23:51:10

Saw Paul Weller recently at a school concert as my DS is in the same year as his daughter. He's got a lovely full head of (grey) hair, is slim and fit-looking but with very bad sunburn!

Anchovy Thu 18-Sep-08 23:52:24

I had to keep nonchalently wandering to the loo during the flight just to walk past him (was in Virgin Upper, so quite small comaprtment) I also hung winsomely round the bar area on the plane.

He probably just saw a hungover 40+ year old who he assumed had a weak bladder!

solidgoldbrass Thu 18-Sep-08 23:54:04

Oh, he was always a runty little ferret. Bruce Foxton was the one I would have not exactly kicked out of bed for eating biscuits.

piratecat Thu 18-Sep-08 23:55:30

ooh janni, how exciting,

this is the hair i don't like its too flappy.

Janni Thu 18-Sep-08 23:56:47

Yep, that's the hair!!

piratecat Thu 18-Sep-08 23:59:23

this is the stuff

tres chic barnet

Janni Fri 19-Sep-08 00:07:46

There's a biography of him out, if you really love him smile.

I actually liked more of his Style Council than his Jam stuff, but I'm not known for my finger-on-the-pulse musical tastes.

Actually, the hair is awful, isn't it? I think I just got excited because he wasn't bald!

piratecat Fri 19-Sep-08 08:22:47

lol janni!

I might delve i nto that book. I have a few jam ones, I really was a die hard mod, scooter and all!!

I followed his solo career for about 3 albums, then after that I though it really all started to sound the same.

WowOoo Fri 19-Sep-08 08:24:44


His new album is quite good so far.
Why did I used to fancy him? Oh yeah, he was cool. Now, I'm not so sure.

daftpunk Fri 19-Sep-08 08:31:35

brilliant start to the day...thanks piratecat,

i'm late for school now!

piratecat Fri 19-Sep-08 12:13:14

oh yip yip, people who loved the jam!! I had posted and had no replies for 24 hrs, and thought myself very 'old'!!

lets kep the jam thread alive man {wink}

2shoes Fri 19-Sep-08 12:53:38

I love the Jam, I saw them live twice, brilliant band

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