Town Called Malice", "Precious" Released: 29 January 1982. Just Who Is the 5 O'Clock Hero?" Released: 21 June 1982. The biggest hit of the album was "Town Called Malice". The song's title riffs on the novel "A Town Like Alice" whilst its lyrics lament disappearing aspects of stereotypical working class life in Margaret Thatcher's Britain. The message is not altogether negative though and the song stands as a potent rallying call to roll with the changes. One of the quintessential "state of the nation" songs in the band's catalogue it is still frequently performed by Weller in concert as a rousing finale to the set.
Town Called Malice was first released as a Double A-Side single with Precious in 1982, before being featured on the album, ‘The Gift’ a couple of months later. The track depicts life in Woking as Paul Weller was growing up as a Teenager, with the title being a play on the 1950 novel Nevil Shute novel, ‘'A Town Like Alice’'. The track was the only time that the Jam would feature in the US Billboard charts and it was the third UK number one for the band, becoming one of their most loved tunes. Town Called Malice" Track Info. Written By Paul Weller.
Town Called Malice - Precious. Modifier l'album Reporter une erreur. Nom du groupe The Jam. Nom de l'album Town Called Malice - Precious. Type EP. Date de parution 1982. Style MusicalPunk-Rock. Membres possèdant cet album0. 1. Town Called Malice. The Jam. En savoir plus. Autres productions de The Jam. The Gift.
Double 'A' Side release with red labels. Also came out with Silver Labels.
Watch the video for Town Called Malice from The Jam's Greatest Hits for free, and see the artwork, lyrics and similar artists. The Eton Rifles. Shout To The Top. The Style Council.
Town Called Malice" is a song recorded by British band The Jam from the album The Gift . The title is a play on the 1950 Nevil Shute novel A Town Like Alice, although Paul Weller says he had not read the book at the time. It was a double A-side single release featuring "Precious" as the flip side.
Picture sleeve for The Jam's "A Town Called Malice". The Jam formed in Woking, Surrey, . in 1972 with a fluid lineup that consisted of Paul Weller on guitar and vocals together with various friends at the Sheerwater Secondary School. They played their first gigs at Michael’s, a local club. The lineup began to solidify in the mid 1970s with Weller (bass), Bruce Foxton (rhythm guitar), Steve Brookes (guitar) and Rick Buckler (drums). Their fifth (and final) album, The Gift, contained songs influenced by soul, R&B and funk, including the hit A Town Called Malice b/w Precious. This is today’s featured single. A Town Called Malice was the beginning of Paul Weller’s obsession with Northern soul, one which would continue when he launched the Style Council in 1983.
Precious" was a song composed by Paul Weller and performed by the British band the Jam. It appears on the Jam's 1982 album The Gift and also as a double A-Side single along with "Town Called Malice". It reached number one in the UK Singles Chart, although the song received much less airplay than "Town Called Malice". It was a departure for the band from their punk and mod roots, involving a funk-like sound that the band had not previously explored
John from Los Angeles, CaStrangely (and perhaps sadly) enough, this song is featured in Eurpoean Vacation. The album, Sound Affects, is tremendous and marked a sea change for the band musically. The anger that fuelled their music was still there but contained in tight songwriting, playing and particularly production. Don from San Antonio, TxI don't know much about The Jam, except that THIS SONG SHREDS!
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