I didn't get into the Jam until I got a two-fer album from Collector's Choice music about 15 years ago. Back then, as the internet was just becoming popular, I started exploring different genres of music as my tastes developed. I liked Punk, but I had always been very particular about which bands I listened to. I had never heard The Jam before then, that I remember, so I thought I'd give it a shot. Two albums for the price of one sounded good.
As many of you already know, getting two Jam albums for the price of one is an outright steal, as these albums are like gold. I fell in love with them almost instantly. Every song is full of pophooks and full of energy. Weller's voice, instantly recognizable, fits the music perfectly. It's not whiny and nasally, and he doesn't have to scream. He actually sings. And you can tell, that he and the band are really having a lot of fun.
There were only a few singles from these albums, and just a couple b-sides. I also put the non-album single All Around the World on there, too, just to give it a home. The covers were cut-and-dried, straight forward covers. Nothing special.
Now, back to the couch...