By John Curley
This past week, BBC 6 Music aired a four-part special called The Jam: Made In Britain. The special was a comprehensive look at The Jam, one of the best bands to emerge from the UK in the late 1970s. The Jam—a trio featuring Paul Weller on guitar and vocals, Bruce Foxton on bass and vocals, and Rick Buckler on drums—had many labels cast upon them during their years together. Among other things, they were labeled at various times as punk, New Wave, Mod, and rock revivalists.
The Jam: Made In Britain is comprised of four 30-minute programs and was hosted by the former BBC-TV talk-show host Jonathan Ross. In addition to featuring interviews with Weller, Foxton, and Buckler, others heard from over the course of the four programs include Noel Gallagher, radio DJ Phil Jupitus, and rock photographer Penny Smith.
The four programs are now available for on-demand listening on the BBC 6 Music Web site. The links to the individual programs and the time remaining for listening from today (Saturday, January 21st) are listed below:
Part 1: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b019j43w (Two days left to listen)
Part 2: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b019j7j1 (Three days left to listen)
Part 3: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b019jb33 (Four days left to listen)
Part 4: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b019jdq9 (Five days left to listen)