"Porcelain God", is a definitive guide to the music career of one of the UK's greatest ever Singer/Songwriters. It is not a biography, it covers in painstaking detail, Paul's career from his earliest days in the Jam through to 2007. If you are a fan and want a complete recording database of over 550 Jam, Style Council and Paul Weller songs or want to have a reference guide to his career, then this may be the book for you. Written by a fan for other fans, Porcelain God is the most detail account of Paul Weller's music ever compiled, documenting and analysing Paul's work in extreme detail.
This is the inside story of The Jam and The Style Council by the man who oversaw their careers for nearly three decades. This frank account reveals the trials and triumphs of Paul Weller's career, from The Jam's first single in 1977 to the break-up of the Style Council in 1989. This is also a unique insight into Paul Weller's solo career.
Rick Bucklers autobiography is the first from a member of The Jam, who some considered were the ultimate Mod band. Rick tells The Jam story from growing up in Woking and meeting fellow members Paul Weller and Bruce Foxton at school, through their formation in 1972 and tells of the band's early years before signing to Polydor records. He provides a year by year account of The Jam's progress whilst describing what it was like being a part of the music industry during the 70's and 80's and some of the characters who he met along the way and thoughts about what it was like to be in one of the UK's most successful bands.
This is essential reading for fans of The Jam, but it's also a lot more than just 'The Jam's early years'. It's a well told story of friendship, fall outs, hopes, disappointments, risks etc. Steve tells his story with honesty and humour. It's just a great story of life really, the fine line between making it and not making it, the dilemma everyone is in with regards to the risk of making decisions without knowing whether things will turn out or not. This is well worth a read, you won't be disappointed.
"The Jam - A Beat Concerto" is the authorized bio of the band and a great book in its own right. However, author Paolo Hewitt was a close confidante of Paul Weller and one always wondered if Messrs Buckler and Foxton were being given completely fair and/or truthful treatment, especially the parts concerning Foxton's actions during the final days. The other 2/3 of the Jam have resolved this problem by issuing this memoir, a mostly terse and factual book. As Weller wrote most tunes and was the political lightining rod, Buckler/Foxton stick to tales of tours, practical jokes, etc.
A beautifully presented coffee table book packed from cover to cover with celebrity memories paying tribute to the band that inspired an entire generation….The Jam Written by the official exhibition producers Nicky Weller, Gary Crowley, Russell Reader and Den Davis. A host of household names from the world of music, film and media have penned fitting tributes to the band. From stars of the sixties who influenced the band, Ray Davies and Pete Townshend to the bands competing for chart success, Adam Ant, Sir Bob Geldof, Mick Jones and Jools Holland.
With a foreword from all three members of the band, heart-warming personal recollections, spine tingling accolades and unseen photos, this really is a must read for any music fan.
THE JAM A Beat Concerto - The Authorised Biography (1993 UK 128-page softback book written by Paolo Hewitt and published by Omnibus Press, featuring a complete biographical history of the band right up to their final gig in December 1982, lavishly illustrated with photographs, sleeves, press cuttings and memorabilia. Displaying some light edgewear to the cover, this copy is otherwise complete and free from any writing, rips or tears).
In this book, Rick Buckler talks us through the formation of The Jam and their early days - being signed by Polydor, their first No 1 record, the video shoots, tours and beyond. Buckler also picks the 50 greatest Jam tracks and tells us how they were written, recorded and the stories behind every one of these classic songs. This book also critiques every Jam studio album as well as listing every Jam tour, The Jam on TV, Awards, video locations and more.
This is the inside story of Paul Weller, Bruce Foxton, and Rick Bucklers rise to fame, their brief but momentous reign, and their shocking decision to quit at the peak of their success. An in-depth study of the bands entire musical legacy, this authoritative chronology of the bands career includes songs from their time as a four-piece and all the other tracks that comprised the pre-Polydor set list. Bass player Bruce Foxton and drummer Rick Buckler have given unlimited access to their private archives
The Jam were one of the most successful bands in the UK with album sales of over 11 million units. The music of The Jam has influenced a whole generation of kids it formed a soundtrack of their lives. Thick as Thieves explores just how influential The Jam were through interviews with the band, journalists, creatives, unusual celebrities and most importantly, the fans. The book reflects the aspirations and celebrations of growing up in the 1970's and includes rare photographs and sharp insights on The Jam. It is perfect reading for the many thousands of fans still hungry for more.
21-year old freelance photographer Twink was commissioned by The Jam to be their official photographer, capturing them not only on stage, but also their life out of the public eye. A quarter of a century on, this volume brings together for the first time more than 200 of his outstanding photographs. These stunning images capture The Jam's electrifying live performances as well as their quieter moments - backstage, travelling and relaxing.
In The Crowd: A Book of Images of The Jam is by avid fan and photographer Derek D Souza. Most of the images in the book were taken at gigs and sound checks between 1979 and 1982 and captures how most Jam fans who managed to see the band perform live remember them best, seen from the crowd up there on stage. Derek was invited by the band to be the photographer for the Absolute Beginners record sleeve in 1981, images from that session in London s Chiswick Park, plus other unseen images of memorabilia are also included
All copies all hand numbered and signed by Rick Buckler. 2017 will be the 40th anniversary of The Jam's first 2 albums 'In The City' and 'This Is The Modern World'. In this graphic novel The Jam's drummer Rick Buckler tells the story of the bands evolution from the early days up until the end of 1977. This will be a collectable book and a must have for any Jam fan as it is limited to just 1000 paperback
“In Echoed Steps, The Jam and a Vision Of The Albion” revisits Britain in the early 1980s through the words and pictures of The Jam. Using Derek D’Souza’s estate of rare and largely unpublished photographs, it’s a remarkable journey back to a remarkable time. It's a stunning piece of work which should be on every discerning Modernist's shelf. Once again The Jam's legacy has been given new life and will continue to inspire people in many ways, shapes and forms because of this book.