After their late 1982 split, The Jam's name was seen in the UK singles chart again precisely one month later.
Fans had consolation for the band's just-announced split with the live retrospective ‘Dig The New Breed,’ covering their five years as a performing force.
The album entered the chart at No.2, second only to ABBA’s 'Super Trouper.'
The final single by The Jam was one of those rare cases where a band really did quit at the top.
Ever since rearing its head in the 70s, punk politics continue to shape our way of thinking, thanks to outspoken bands unafraid of making a stand.
At the end of the 70s, ‘Setting Sons’ established The Jam as one of the most prolific – and insightful – bands of the decade.
Always at odds with their peers, with ‘All Mod Cons’ The Jam revealed themselves to be one of the most exciting – and enduring – British groups of the 70s.
In November 1979, the UK chart welcomed a future Jam classic and one of Paul Weller's most incisive lyrics to date.
In late October 1982, after weeks of rumours, Paul Weller announced that he was splitting up the band to explore new musical possibilities.
The new take of The Jam’s classic song is the first taster from Weller’s ‘An Orchestrated Songbook’.
Ten months after Paul Weller announced that the trend-setting band were splitting up, their name was back in the bestsellers with their first hits retrospective, ‘Snap!’
Funkateers, country stars and punks contributed to the best concept albums in music, proving that prog rockers didn’t entirely own the concept of concepts.
In the vinyl era, every genre of music developed its own visual aesthetic, a tip-off to the listener as to what could be found inside the album cover.
This pair of early '00s classics will be back in circulation through Craft Recordings on October 15.
The collection will be on show in a pop-up location in Brighton from July 29 to September 2, 2022.