Create account Log in

Setting Sons (Remastered)


Download links and information about Setting Sons (Remastered) by The Jam. This album was released in 1979 and it belongs to Rock, New Wave, Punk, Pop, Alternative genres. It contains 10 tracks with total duration of 32:24 minutes.

Artist: The Jam
Release date: 1979
Genre: Rock, New Wave, Punk, Pop, Alternative
Tracks: 10
Duration: 32:24
Buy on iTunes $4.99


No. Title Length
1. Girl On the Phone 2:55
2. Thick As Thieves 3:38
3. Private Hell 3:49
4. Little Boy Soldiers 3:31
5. Wasteland 2:50
6. Burning Sky 3:30
7. Smithers-Jones 2:59
8. Saturday's Kids 2:51
9. The Eton Rifles 3:57
10. Heatwave 2:24



As disciples of Ray Davies and Pete Townshend, it was inevitable that the Jam would eventually attempt a concept album. At 10 songs, Setting Sons is lean and somewhat underdeveloped, but the album still imparts an impressive sense of depth and to the band’s credit, the music is completely unpretentious. Despite the miniature suite contained in “Little Boy Soldiers” and the orchestral motions of Bruce Foxton’s lovely “Smithers-Jones,” the Jam stick to the punchy, bare bones delivery of their early days. The lyrical content, however, is almost as complex as a novel. A sequence of songs —“Thick As Thieves,” “Little Boy Soldiers,” “Wasteland,” and “Burning Sky”— follows a trio of tight-knit boyhood friends (alluded to in the cover art) who go off to war and eventually drift apart. This mini-narrative is bookended by several portraits of workaday life in Great Britain. From the class skirmishes of “Eton Rifles” to the elderly regret of “Private Hell” and the middle class stupor of “Saturday’s Kids,” Paul Weller shows his expertise in drawing profundity from everyday scenes. Rife with intelligence, nostalgia and a whip-smart vigor, Setting Sons is definitive Jam.