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And The Modfather reckons that if The Jam were starting off now, they'd be dropped. Of course, some might say that if that had happened to The Style Council, the world might be a better place...

Paul Weller has branded record labels as “scum” and said that if Jam had emerged today, they might never have made it.

Paul Weller‘s comments came during a debate about the state of the music industry organised by BBC Radio 2. Paul Weller said: “”Unfortunately these days if you don’t get a hit single, or your first album doesn’t sell one point whatever million, you don’t get a chance to make your second one.

“I wonder whether Jam would have got on to ‘All Mod Cons’ – we would have probably been dropped by then, as the first two records didn’t sell that well.”