The sweat drenched kid moves his body in time to the powerful rhythm of the band. He sings in unison with the crowd, as the enigmatic beautiful lead singer mesmerizes the audience with his soulful voice. The handsome and smart guitarist sets the people on fire with Fender guitar.
The impact of hearing music for the first time on an adolescent can be a life changing moment. Suddenly life takes on a new journey, a spiritual connection is made and an obsession for music has begun. The need to know everything about music, to collect records and to follow a fashion is consuming. In many cases the inspiration to become an artist themselves is just as strong.
In between Glam Rock and Punk, was a band called Jook, who visually distinguished themselves by donning the popular at the time ‘terrace culture’ look. This was an adaptation of the skinhead look of the late 60’s, but the trousers were slightly more flared, wore at times half-mast, and length had returned to the hair,
After the stunning triumph of All Mod Cons in 1978, how would 1979 turn out for The Jam? The next phase of their career was crucial and they needed to consolidate the success of their third album. As far as singles went, the band and Paul had problems coming up with a song that equalled the (chart) success of All Mod Cons.