The Jam:All Mod Cons

All Mod Cons is a 1978 album by the British punk/new wave group The Jam. This album, their third full-length LP, is regarded as their artistic breakthrough from the relatively straightforward mod/punk that dominated the first two albums, and the opening mark of the group's artistic peak that would carry them through Setting Sons and Sound Affects. Many fans and critics consider this The Jam's finest album. Upon its release, it was received as a critical and commercial return to form after their less successful second album This Is the Modern World.

Strong undercurrents of British '60s pop influences, particularly The Kinks, run throughout the album. Most obvious is the cover of The Kinks' "David Watts", an album track off their 1967 album Something Else By The Kinks.

"Down In The Tube Station At Midnight" was one of the group's most successful chart hits to date, peaking at #15 on the UK charts, their biggest hit since "All Around The World", a non-LP single released between the group's first and second albums. It is regarded as one of Paul Weller's finest forays into social commentary: a first-person narrative of a young man who walks unsuspectingly into a tube station (known as a "subway" in American English) on the way home to his wife only to get beaten to death by right-wing thugs, reflecting the atmosphere of tension and paranoia amid the extremist skinhead violence inundating the headlines of the day.

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