Looking back it is easy to see why this disco-obsessed, house DJ loved my Jam. The sweet bass lines, funky as hell that backdropped Weller’s lyrical genius were a start. A Start! I still can’t be thankful enough for. Three lads from Surrey who reached into my Essex childhood and made me believe in the smart and sartorial, regardless of my gender. Suited and booted became my safe zone, giving this baby dyke credentials, the jumble sales I once scorned providing my desired apparel as I settled into my comfort zone. All I needed now was to dump the Raleigh Shopper and convince my Mum Monkey Boots were regulation school attire. Yeah, that would take some time, but thanks to The Jam I had made a start. Bruce, Rick and Paul, delivering to this baby butch all the mod cons.
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