This post is about the Jam.Not Weller individually.It's about the band. Please feel free to add your own thoughts, opinions & memories.The first time I heard the Jam was when a friend who was a couple of years older than me played me This Is A Modern World - I was about 14. Modern World wasn't one of their best albums on reflection, but it was the 1st Jam album I heard. I wasn't a Mod at the time. I was nothing.Then a bit later I found In the City - I wish I had had the balls to be a punk but I was still too young to really understand it all.I came home to Glasgow from boarding school in West Yorkshire about 1980. Prior to coming home, I had been staying at a friend's home in Newcastle & we had gone into town one Saturday to buy ourselves a copy each of the Jam's Going Underground which had just been released on the Monday of that week. By now I was a mod - though somewhat plastic.We all have to start somewhere.My friend and I were in the record shop looking at the new 'charts' - We couldn't see the Jam anywhere on the chart. Some of you will remember that the weekly charts were printed and distributed among chart shops of the time. In the chart shops they often stuck that week's chart to the counter for customers to read.Then I looked at the number one spot - And could hardly believe my eyes! Going Underground was number one in the charts!We were jumping up & down with pure joy in the shop. We bought the singles. Yes, there were two of them. I've lost them now. But anyway, shortly after wards as we were walking through the shopping centre, the Granada TV shop was playing the GU video, probably Tizwaz on ITV. Obviously we couldn't hear anything, we were outside the shop, but boy did we sing & play air guitars! Both Bass & Lead.& drums too.We were so happy!The Best Band in the World. Ever.