The Jam – David Watts /A Bomb in Wardour st
The Jam’s place in the punk lineage is much debated but then so is many bands. Somehow their predilection for ties and sharp suits made them outsiders in the form but they certainly had the aggression and the sharp songwriting nous to count. They may have kick started the mod revival but for many of us they remain a punk band and on this cover of the Kinks classic they somehow joined the classic sixties sound with the late seventies attitude.
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