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    • When the band's final album, The Gift, was released on 12" vinyl, it came in a brown paper bag with the words "The Jam... A Gift" on the front.

    • Album Release Dates:
      In The City - May 20, 1977
      This Is The Modern World - November 18, 1977
      All Mod Cons - November 3, 1978
      Setting Sons - November 17, 1979
      Sound Affects - November 28, 1980
      The Gift - March 12, 1982

    • Despite being active since 1972, the band didn't achieve a UK #1 single until March 1980, when Going Underground was released.

    • In late 1977, the band accompanied Blue Oyster Cult on their tour of the United States.

    • In February 1977, the band were signed on by Polydor.

    • The band's manager was John Weller, the father of Paul Weller.

  • Quotes

    • (While being interviewed on Swedish music show Mandagsborsen in 1981)
      Interviewer: Is "The Jam" punk?
      Paul: Ask me a serious question! No, our main influences are The Sex Pistols and Mo Town.

    • (While being interviewed on Swedish music show Mandagsborsen in 1981)
      Interviewer: In Swedish "The Jam" means jelly, but that's not what the name means. Where does the name come from?
      Paul: Ask me a serious question!

    • (On fame)
      Paul: It's like being in a goldfish bowl!

    • (Speaking in 1979)
      Interviewer: First of all, has success changed you?
      Rick: Well, I hope not! But you don't notice things in yourself, other people might.