The Jam D I Hughes

A musical interlude: English Rose

The Jam are one of the UK’s greatest musical exports.

In just five years, this furious three-piece went from playing working men’s clubs, pubs and various dives in Woking, Surrey (their home town) and London to becoming one of the most defining band’s in music history.

Many of Paul Weller’s lyrics possess a kind of aggressive urgency, yet each and everyone of them are as astute as they are poetic.

If you’re tired and stressed, take a load off and listen to English Rose. Kick back and let the haunting simplicity of these romantic words wash over you – you’ll feel better for it…

What ‘s your favourite song by The Jam? If you have any requests for my musical interludes, please drop me a line.

Image: Andy Hay via Flickr


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