The Jam - All Mod Cons (1978)

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All Mod Cons is a 1978 album by the British tough rock/mod resurgence join The Jam, their third fullest extent-measure LP. The appellation, a British parlance one might point to in accommodation advertisements, is uncivil for «all new conveniences» and is a pun on the band's affiliation with the mod resurgence.

The album was more commercially leading than The Jam«s whilom album, This Is the New Exceptional. The free «Down in the Tube Bus Assign at Midnight» was one of the band»s most leading hits up to that side, peaking at #15 on the UK charts. In 2000, Q journal placed All Mod Cons at army 50 in its file of the 100 Greatest British Albums Ever.

British Violation pop influences run through the album, most obviously in the hide-out of The Kinks« «David Watts». The commotion «Down in the Tube Bus Assign at Midnight» is a first-herself storytelling of a minor man who walks into a tube bus assign on the way competent in to his helpmate, and is beaten by far right thugs. The lyrics of the commotion «All Mod Cons» criticise mutable people who adhere themselves to people who satisfaction in star and disregard them once that is over. Neither the appellation nor lyrics of the commotion «English Rose» were printed on the archetypal vinyl distribute of All Mod Cons due to Weller»s sympathetic that the song's lyrics were too personal.The commotion English Rose later inspired the name of The Stone Roses.

Paul Weller admitted to a be deficient in of fascinate during the writing/recording course of action, and had to from start to finish re- a new set of songs for the album after impresario Chris Parry rejected the first lot as being sub-standard.

The album was released in the US in 1979, with the commotion «The Butterfly Collector» replacing «Billy Hunt».

Road listing
All songs written by Paul Weller except as noted.

01-«All Mod Cons» ΓΓé¼ΓÇ£ 1:20
02-«To Be Someone (Didn't We Have a Dangerous Occasionally)» ΓΓé¼ΓÇ£ 2:32
03-«Mr. Clean» ΓΓé¼ΓÇ£ 3:29
04-«David Watts» (Ray Davies) ΓΓé¼ΓÇ£ 2:56
05-«English Rose»* ΓΓé¼ΓÇ£ 2:51
06-«In the Crowd» ΓΓé¼ΓÇ£ 5:40
07-«Billy Hunt» ΓΓé¼ΓÇ£ 3:01 (UK distribute)/«The Butterfly Collector» — 3:11 (US distribute)
08-«It's Too Bad» ΓΓé¼ΓÇ£ 2:39
09-«Fly» ΓΓé¼ΓÇ£ 3:22
10-«The Chair I Love» ΓΓé¼ΓÇ£ 2:54
11-««A» Batter in Wardour Street» ΓΓé¼ΓÇ£ 2:37
12-«Down in the Tube Bus Assign at Midnight» ΓΓé¼ΓÇ£ 4:43

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