BOOK / THE JAM UNSEEN / NEIL 'TWINK' TINNINGS, BRUCE FOXTON AND RICK BUCKLER

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The Jam were one of Britain's most successful and important bands. Emerging in the era of punk and new wave, they brought a sound and a look to an army of fans who still hold a devoted and unparalleled passion.
In their five-year career, between 1977 and 1982, The Jam had 18 top 40 singles, including four No.1 hits. In 1982, their last studio LP, The Gift, went to the top of the album chart and Town Called Malice and Beat Surrender were No.1 singles. That same year, 21-year old freelance photographer Twink was commissioned by The Jam to be their official photographer, capturing them not only on stage, but also their life out of the public eye. A quarter of a century on, this volume brings together for the first time more than 200 of his outstanding photographs.

 

"For me and countless others," says Twink, "The Jam stand head and shoulders above any other three-piece band you care to recall, and most other bands - past, present and future ... They were the spokespeople for a generation, social commentators empathising with dole-queue despair and becoming idols to the country's disillusioned youth."

These stunning images capture The Jam's electrifying live performances as well as their quieter moments - backstage, travelling and relaxing. "When we needed a photographer to come on the road with us - someone who could `access all areas' and take candid fly-on-the-wall shots - we had no doubt that he was our man," write Bruce Foxton and Rick Buckler in the foreword to this book.

  • Condition: New
  • Cyan Books Publishing
  • 25.9 x 1.5 x 21 cm