January 31, 2009

Mod-A-Day: The Jam

There are far too many Jam songs that deserve to be more recognized than they were originally, or to be remembered now that time has passed and the band, sadly, is being forgotten. I almost didn't do this post simply because starting down this path is like opening Pandora's box. Where would one stop? How could you highlight just one of their songs? But, I'm going to anyhow.

This is Saturday's Kids from 1979's Setting Sons, arguably the Jam's best album. It was originally supposed to be a concept album, but apparently the concept petered out. Fortunately the songs that petered in are excellent. None more so than Saturday's Kids, one of the band's most underrated.

The Jam -- Saturday's Kids