THE JAM - '(Love Is Like A) Heatwave'/'Saturday's Kids' (Polydor DPQ 6185) 1979

Forget about the top side 'Heatwave', a cover of the Motown song..soul ain't my bag so I'll quickly move on.

'Saturday's Kids' brings back a lot of memories for me, Weller's lyrics are littered with working class references and things teenagers got up to in late 70s Britain. Being brought up as a kid on a North East Council Estate wasn't easy so I can completely relate to this song.

Instead of going on holiday to Selsey Bill and Bracklesham Bay it was day trips to Whitley Bay and Redcar for me...

It took me a few years to finally understand the line:

"Dip in silver paper when their pint's go flat."

This is of course is a reference to getting out a wrap of speed, something I used to do most Friday and Saturday nights back when I was young and daft.

'Saturday's Kids' was not released as a single in Britain but can be found on the album 'Setting Sons'...The 45 shown is my copy of a Japanese import.