Monday, 11 May 2015 17:14

ZANI talks to Rick Buckler



ZANI talks to Rick Buckler about his life in the Jam. Subjects covered - the early days of the Jam, the early line-ups, the Sex Pistols (what catalysts they turned out to be), The Jam Suits, the perils of playing a gig in dark glasses, the legendary Jam soundchecks and a Joey Ramone anecdote thrown in.
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© Words Peter Jachimiak
“Tomorrow when we meet…..
jarring collisions on hostile street”
(Dave Waller, front endpaper, Notes From Hostile Street, 1979).

The Birth of the Modern Word

In his last year at primary school, Paul Weller enjoyed reading Greek mythology. But then, at Woking’s Sheerwater Secondary Modern School (and despite his attempts across the first two years to, academically-speaking, knuckle-down), Weller developed a hatred of the teachers’ lack of professional compassion for the pupils, and had resigned himself to self-imposed academic failure. Deliberately detaching himself from schooling,
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© Words Matteo Sedazzari
November 2013 saw Universal Music re-release all of The Jam’s studio  albums, on viny In the City May 1977, This Is the Modern World November 1977, All Mod Cons November 1978, Setting Sons November 1979, Sound Affects November 1980 and The Gift March 1982 (originally released on Polydor). Six great albums LPS (if we are going to get nostalgic) that have certainly stood the test of time well. Be it the poignant, yet angst, Away from The Numbers (In The City), the rhythmic paranoid and eerie Scrape Away (Sound Affects), or the power pop ballad Carnation (The Gift).  
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Saturday, 29 June 2013 13:09

Paul Weller Southampton Guildhall

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© Words - Nick Churchill

Maybe it was down to the band not having played much this year, maybe it was just a sticky night and the sound was doing battle with the Guildhall's challenging acoustics, but we were some way south of prime Weller.
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Tuesday, 08 January 2013 20:40

What Makes Weller Run?

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In the music business, once you hit 30 you are considered over the hill, and this still applies in the 21st century. As far as middle-aged artists go, very few make an impact on the current generation, with most inclined to live off their back catalogue. They tour the world, coining it in with merchandising sales, and endless re-issues, and deluxe packaging of their greatest hits.
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Tuesday, 11 December 2012 16:30

Belief Is All - The Jam



These were the last words Paul Weller penned on The Jam's final album "Dig the New Breed", and I fondly recall where I read them for the first time. It was the 8th December 1982 (coincidentally the second anniversary of John Lennon's murder) late afternoon, and I was sitting in a Wimpy bar in the centre of Birmingham with my brother and his girlfriend, killing time whilst waiting for the doors to open to see The Jam at Bingley Hall.
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ZANI Media are proud to present, in conjunction with Stuart Deabill and Ian "Snowy" Snowball – authors, Thick As Thieves - Personal Situations With The Jam. A short but informative documentary on "The Best Fuckin Band in The World ...The Jam".... As fans, and those who worked with The Jam, like Dennis Munday and Bill Smith, tell us about their passion and experiences with the band.
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Sunday, 15 January 2012 16:13

Fans on The Jam

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A Paris match - Away days with The Jam

The day started normally enough, with a small posse of scooters and a few cars parked outside my house in Forest Gate. Ready for a jolly boys outing to Paris to see The Jam. As we bowled up the road, we talked of pills, the French skinheads and our previous trip to France.
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Sunday, 15 January 2012 12:38

Eddie Piller - A Chat About Clean Living

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Modism, Mod living, is an aphorism for clean living under difficult circumstances” Pete Meaden 

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Thursday, 29 December 2011 12:11

John Weller - An Obituary

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It is with great sadness that we heard the news that John Weller, manager of Paul Weller and The Jam has died.

Anybody who was lucky enough ever to see The Jam live will know that his bellowing introduction to the band -  ‘LET’S HEAR FOR THE BEST FUCKING BAND IN THE WORLD – THE JAM!’ was a vital part of the live ritual.
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