The Jam

The Jam was an English rock trio that released six albums between 1977 and 1982 on Polydor. They scored eleven UK Top 20 singles, including the No. 1’s “Going Underground,” “Start!,” “Town Called Malice,” and “Beat Surrender.” Members: Paul Weller (guitar, vocals, bass), Rick Buckler (drums), Steve Brookes (guitar, 1972-76), Dave Waller (guitar, 1972-73), Bruce […]

Peter Gabriel ‎– Peter Gabriel (1980)

Peter Gabriel — aka the “melting face” album — is the third consecutive self-titled solo album from Peter Gabriel. The album was issued in 1980 by Geffen after having been rejected by the artist’s longtime label Atlantic. Stylistically, the songs experiment with the buzzy, trebly sonorities of the day. Percussive ethno sounds course through “No […]

The Jam – Setting Sons (1979)

Setting Sons is the fourth album by English pop/rock trio The Jam, released in 1979 on Polydor. Tracklist: A1. “Girl on the Phone” (2:57) A2. “Thick as Thieves” (3:40) A3. “Private Hell” (3:51) A4. “Little Boy Soldiers” (3:33) A5. “Wasteland” (2:52) B1. “Burning Sky” (3:32) B2. “Smithers-Jones” (3:00)* B3. “Saturday’s Kids” (2:53) B4. “The Eton […]

The Style Council ‎– Confessions of a Pop Group (1988)

Confessions of a Pop Group is the fourth full-length studio album by English sophisti-pop combo the Style Council, released in 1988 on Polydor. Tracklist: 1. “It’s a Very Deep Sea” (5:32) 2. “The Story of Someones Shoe” (3:42) 3. “Changing of the Guard” (2:50) 4. “The Little Boy in a Castle” (3:03) 5. “The Gardener […]

The Style Council ‎– Our Favourite Shop (1985)

Our Favourite Shop is the second album by English sophisti-pop combo the Style Council, released in 1985 on Polydor. Stateside, the album was issued on Geffen as Internationalists with the titletrack from the U.K. album replaced by the band’s 1984 single “Shout to the Top.” Tracklist: A1. “Homebreakers” (5:06) A2. “All Gone Away” (2:15) A3. […]

The Jam ‎– All Mod Cons (1978)

All Mod Cons is the third album by English pop/rock trio The Jam, released in 1978 on Polydor. Tracklist: A1. “All Mod Cons” (1:18) A2. “To Be Someone (Didn’t We Have a Nice Time)” (2:29) A3. “Mr. Clean” (3:28) A4. “David Watts” (2:55) A5. “English Rose” (2:48) A6. “In the Crowd” (5:40) B1. “Billy Hunt” […]

The Style Council

The Style Council was an English sophisti-pop band fronted by ex-Jam leader Paul Weller. Starting in 1983, they placed twelve songs on the UK Top 20, including “Speak Like a Child,” “Long Hot Summer,” “My Ever Changing Moods,” “Shout to the Top!,” and “The Lodgers.” Their popularity peaked with the 1984–85 Polydor albums Café Bleu […]