The Jam was at the forefront of the Mod Revival scene at during the late 70’s and early 80’s and was a vital component in the Post Punk movement. What this band was able to do was mesh the varying styles of Punk, New Wave, Soul and Psychedelic Rock to create a unique and fun sound that was the very definition of English music at the time. Although they did not produce a large amount of albums (only six) in what was an active six year span (1977-1982), their influence can certainly be heard in the British bands that followed. The fact that they barely registered on the American radar will likely hurt their overall chances.
The Bullet Points:
Country of Origin:
United Kingdom (Woking, England)
Why They Will Get In:
It is a great way to induct Paul Weller, who certainly deserves enshrinement.
Why They Won’t Get In:
A common answer here, not “American” enough for the Hall.
All the Mod Cons (1978)
Setting Sons (1979)
Sound Affects (1980)
The Gift (1982)
Our Five Favorite Songs as Chosen by Each Member of the NIHOF Committee:
In the City (From In the City, 1977)
Down in the Tube Station at Midnight (From All the Mod Cons, 1978)
Going Underground (Single, 1980)
Absolute Beginners (Single, 1981)
Town Called Malice (From The Gift, 1982)
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