Friday, 21 October 2016

The Vault: The Jam - 'The Eton Rifles'

Time for another edition of a brand new feature. While Track Of The Day brings you new music and Rewind takes you back 20 years, The Vault deals in amazing songs from random points in musical history. RW/FF will keep these posts short and sweet, with only a small bit of basic info. All you have to do is press play and enjoy.

Today's entry is a classic from The Jam that I'm featuring because fate seemed to be telling me to do so. Why? Because the last three times I've listened to Absolute Radio, this very same song has been playing. And what a fine song it is too. With a destructive Conservative government screwing the UK over once again, 'The Eton Rifles' is a statement just as powerful as it was all those decades ago. It was the only single to be released from the album Setting Sons, and was the band's first top ten hit in the UK Singles Chart, peaking at Number 3 in 1979.


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