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8 thoughts on “ Town Called Malice - The Jam - Town Called Malice ”

  1. General CommentThe bassline is a nod towards Motown music (Detroit in the US is Motor City or a Motor Town, they produced cars, so Motown) and the song was released in as a double A side with Precious. The significance of The Jam playing both tracks on Top of the pops was because the last time that had happened was in when the Beatles did We can work it out/Day Tripper on one edition 4/5(4).
  2. In a town called Malice Struggle after struggle, year after year The atmosphere's a fine blend of ice I'm almost stone cold dead In a town called Malice A whole street's belief in Sunday's roast beef Gets dashed against the co-op To either cut down on beer or the kids' new gear It's a .
  3. The title of Nevil Shute's A Town Like Alice inspired the title, but the inspiration for the song came from Paul Weller's friend Dave Waller by means of describing urban life. The song is about unemployment in a working town and Paul Weller confessed, "It could have been written about any suburban.
  4. About “Town Called Malice” “Town Called Malice” was first released as a Double A-Side single with Precious in , before being featured on the album, ‘The Gift’ a couple of months later.

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