Episode 110: Rick Buckler – Drummer, The Jam – Part 2

A different kind of episode this week with The Jam drummer, Rick Buckler with audio and video!
This recording was taken from a Q&A event in August 2022 at St Peters, Brighton for the This is the Modern World exhibition…

Rick was one-third of the powerhouse sound of The Jam along with Paul Weller and Bruce Foxton.
The Jam had 18 consecutive UK Top 40 singles from their debut in 1977 to their break-up in December 1982, including four No 1 hits.

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EP110 – Rick Buckler – Part 2 – Drummer, The Jam, Recorded at This Is The Modern World Exhibition… Paul Weller Fan Podcast : Desperately Seeking Paul

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The Jam 1982: Rick Buckler & Zoe Howe

This richly illustrated oral history account of The Jam’s rollercoaster final year, led principally by the voice of Jam drummer Rick Buckler, contains a number of previously unseen images and takes in everything from the recording and release of final studio album The Gift and the rigours of the road to the announcement of the split, the final tours, The Tube and more. In addition to Buckler’s memories of this final year, The Jam 1982 also brings together testimonies from Gary Crowley, producer Peter Wilson, A&R manager Dennis Munday, photographer Neil ‘Twink’ Tinning, Eddie Piller, Paolo Hewitt, Mat Osman, Belle Stars singer Jennie Matthias (‘The Bitterest Pill’), touring musicians Jamie Telford and Steve Nichol and others, to tell the tale of a single, fateful year: the year The Jam, for better or worse, went out at the very top of their game.
You can order the book here.

That’s Entertainment: My Life in the Jam – Rick Buckler 

Rick Buckler’s autobiography (created with Ian ‘Snowy’ Snowball’ is the first from a member of The Jam, who some considered were the ultimate Mod band. Rick tells The Jam story from growing up in Woking and meeting fellow members Paul Weller and Bruce Foxton at school, through their formation in 1972 and tells of the band’s early years before signing to Polydor records.
He provides a year by year account of The Jam’s progress whilst describing what it was like being a part of the music industry during the 70’s and 80’s and some of the characters who he met along the way including the Ramones, John Enwistle, Sid Vicious, Blondie, Boy George and Paul McCartney. Rick shares his own experiences and thoughts about what it was like to be in one of the UK’s most successful bands who spent a great deal of time recording, performing and touring. Following The Jam’s split in 1982, Rick gives a candid account of how he coped and his subsequent relationship with Paul and Bruce. All three members of The Jam stayed within the music industry and Rick takes the reader through his years in Time UK and various other bands up until forming From the Jam.
A must read for any Jam fan.
Buy the book here

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EP110 – Rick Buckler – Part 2 – Drummer, The Jam, Recorded at This Is The Modern World Exhibition… Paul Weller Fan Podcast : Desperately Seeking Paul

The Jam – The Start to ’77

In this graphic novel, The Jam’s drummer Rick Buckler tells the story of the band’s evolution from the early days up until the end of 1977. Limited to 1,000 copies.
Available here

This Day in Music’s Guide to The Jam

Jam drummer Rick Buckler talks us through the formation of The Jam and their early days – being signed by Polydor, their first No 1 record, the video shoots, tours and beyond. Buckler also picks the 50 greatest Jam tracks and tells us how they were written, recorded and the stories behind every one of these classic songs. This book also critiques every Jam studio album as well as listing every Jam tour, The Jam on TV, Awards, video locations and more.
Available here

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