The Jam – Town Called Malice (music video)

“A Town Called Malice” is the first single off The Jam’s 1982 record The Gift. It entered the charts in England at number one. I remember the video being in pretty heavy rotation when I was a young MTV addict, back in 1982. I forget what the technique is called, but the way the filmed the video gives it this kind of otherworldy quality. All over exposed and stuff. Paul Weller wrote the song, and it’s about his hometown, apparently. Teenage angst. And check out the early Motown style bass line.

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