The Jam’s ‘In the City’ is their debut studio album released on May 20, 1977 by Polydor Records.
Track Listing : 1.Art School (Paul Weller) – 02:02 . 2.I’Ve Changed My Address (Paul Weller) – 03:31 . 3.Slow Down (Larry Williams) – 02:39 . 4.I Got By In Time (Paul Weller) – 02:07 . 5.Away From The Numbers (Paul Weller) – 04:03 . 6.Batman Theme (Neal Hefti) – 01:31 . 1.In The City (Paul Weller) – 02:19 . 2.Sounds From The Street (Paul Weller) – 03:14 . 3.Non-Stop Dancing (Paul Weller) – 02:28 . 4.Time For Truth (Paul Weller) – 03:10 . 5.Takin’ My Love (Paul Weller) – 02:15 . 6.Bricks And Mortar (Paul Weller) – 02:37
Musicians : The Jam – Band . Paul Weller – Vocals, Guitars . Bruce Foxton – Bass, Vocals . Rick Buckler – Drums
Production : Produced By Vic Smith, Chris Parry . Vic Smith – Engineer
Package : Bill Smith – Art Direction . Martyn Goddard – Photography . Ian Dickson – Photography . Pat Gilbert – Liner Notes . Ebet Roberts – Photography
Recorded In March 1977 At Stratford Place, London, W1.
Released On May 20, 1977 By Polydor.
Many of the lyrics are still relevant today, which is proof of the writing skills of Weller, who – even to this day – still can write a decent tune. […]
Most of the tunes are too derivative to be emotionally resonant at all, and to be honest, I don’t really know how anybody could love a non-hardcore band whose singer sounds this unlikeably unmusical – presumably all their fans were drunk. […]