Random Play: The Jam (again)

by Simon

Sometimes a song you think you know inside and out will come on and take you completely by surprise. It will sound fresh and new and like you’ve never heard it before.

I was on the bus today and Going Underground, followed by Strange Town and The Gift, came on. All three are tunes I could play in my head for the rest of my life without ever having to hear them again.

Going Underground and Strange Town were surprising in how much Weller fit into three minutes and how natural the flow of the tunes felt considering how many separate components were involved. And The Gift just made me want to jump up and down.

I guess what I’m trying to say is familiarity doesn’t always breed contempt!

Going Underground
Strange Town
The Gift