The Jam won't be getting back together
From the Monday morning “Who cares?” file comes news from across the pond that the Jam won’t be reuniting any time soon.
Singer-guitarist Paul Weller told Britain’s The Sun newspaper that he has no interest in reforming the new-wave mod group which he disbanded in 1982. Over the years, he’s received offers in the millions to get back on stage with bassist Bruce Foxton and drummer Rick Buckler.
“No way would it happen,” he said. “You can’t recapture those things, and also why should you? It would be absurd—three 50-year-old geezers jumping around the stage.”
The comments came in an interview during which Weller praised the Rolling Stones for being a bunch of 60-something geezers jumping around the stage.
“I take my hat off to people like the Stones, but it’s not for me,” the singer said. “I couldn’t do that. Jagger is brilliant and long may he rock. I couldn’t make my career out of old songs, it would do my head in.”
What might also have Weller thinking twice about reforming the Jam is that the band had a grand total one half-decent song to begin with. And, as anyone who has ever got sick of said song—“A Town Called Malice”—after about the fourth listen will attest to, even that’s being charitable.