The Jam: Influences

The Jam: Influences

Ever the mod, Paul Weller's early influences came from fastidious taste. He took the satirical empathy of The Kinks and the sharp dynamics of The Who and the Small Faces—also absorbing their love of classic ‘60s soul—as the bedrock of his songwriting in The Jam. The band's punk aggression was a product of early exposure to both the Sex Pistols and their R&B godfathers, Dr. Feelgood.

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