J is for... The Jam.
Quite simply, the Jam is one of the best bands ever. Intelligent lyrics, catchy tunes, quality musicianship, Paul Weller's stellar blue eyed soul voice tinged with workingman's anger... They burned bright for a bit and flamed out. As they should have.
So I leave you with their words, still meaningful today...
Some people might get some pleasure out of hate
Me, I've enough already on my plate
People might need some tension to relax
Me, I'm too busy dodging between the flak
What you see is what you get
You've made your bed, you better lie in it
You choose your leaders and place your trust
As their lies wash you down and their promises rust
You'll see kidney machines replaced by rockets and guns
And the public wants what the public gets
But I don't get what this society wants
I'm going underground...