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To Be Someone (Didn't We Have a Nice Time)

by The Jam

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To Be Someone (Didn't We Have a Nice Time)

by The Jam

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Label: HIP-O (PG)/Fontana
This brilliant release uncovered Paul Weller as an ace songwriter and took the Jam from their ranking as a great punk band to a timeless rock group. There isn't a bum track, though classic status has gone to "Mr. Clean," "English Rose" and two completely different epics: "In a Crowd" and "Down in the Tube Station at Midnight." The former is an impressionistic psych-rocker that grows in power, while the latter is a narrative wonder that finds a Ray Davies-style everyman meeting with ugly English brutality. With this, the Clash were the Jam's only real competition as the greatest British band of the era.

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This brilliant release uncovered Paul Weller as an ace songwriter and took the Jam from their ranking as a great punk band to a timeless rock group. There isn't a bum track, though classic status has gone to "Mr. Clean," "English Rose" and two completely different epics: "In a Crowd" and "Down in the Tube Station at Midnight." The former is an impressionistic psych-rocker that grows in power, while the latter is a narrative wonder that finds a Ray Davies-style everyman meeting with ugly English brutality. With this, the Clash were the Jam's only real competition as the greatest British band of the era.

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About This Album

This brilliant release uncovered Paul Weller as an ace songwriter and took the Jam from their ranking as a great punk band to a timeless rock group. There isn't a bum track, though classic status has gone to "Mr. Clean," "English Rose" and two completely different epics: "In a Crowd" and "Down in the Tube Station at Midnight." The former is an impressionistic psych-rocker that grows in power, while the latter is a narrative wonder that finds a Ray Davies-style everyman meeting with ugly English brutality. With this, the Clash were the Jam's only real competition as the greatest British band of the era.